Fatehunter (2615) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2015
Pours a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, oak and honey.
The taste has mild coffee and pine bitterness throughout, roasted malt and chocolate sweetness.
The texture is thick with low carbonation.
Nice and enjoyable. Atom (2574) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle c&c pops and pours a dark brown/black with a massive tan head. Aroma of mild floral hops, oak, vanilla, light bourbon, and roasted malts. Taste of slick roasted malts, bourbon, and chocolate., finishing slightly bitter. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Thanks to Aaron for this. Lovely stuff. Vanilla, and boozy with subtle woodiness. A little smokey. Smooth very drinkable for the complexity. Serving: Bottle tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2015
750 shared poured a medium to dark brown with off white head. nice roasted malt nose along with the bourbon barrel and vanilla notes. the flavor was really good and as in the description the body is medium light which played perfectly with all the flavors. lots of bourbon, oak vanilla, roasted malts and chocolate. nicely balanced and delicious. beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
A really solid Baltic porter. Not a big wow factor and I didn’t get the bourbon or vanilla notes at all but tasted quite good. Poured a jet black with a bit of a roasted aroma to it. Very smooth on the palate
Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle (750). This is a great baltic porter with lots of deep roasted malt flavor. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
On tap at 10 East. Clearly the best BP I have ever had, and there’s no two-ways about it. Huge in every way possible. Loads of bourbon and dark fruit in the aroma, cocoa, light wood, toffee and black licorice. The aroma is just as stunning with tons of chocolate covered raisins, vanilla, bourbon, treacle, and figs. In a blind tasting I’m betting this could pass as a impy stout. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - SEP 9, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-5-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a one half inch tan head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave lots of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt smell mixed with nice aromas of chocolate and coffee. Along with these darker aromas are some notes of a caramel sweetness mixed with a little bit of a vanilla and an oaky smell.
Taste – The taste begins with roasted malt taste mixed with some sweeter tastes of caramel and a bit of light vanilla upfront. A light chocolate flavor quickly comes to the tongue with an oaky taste soon following mid way through the taste. The caramel sweetness dwindles more toward the end with the overall flavor of the brew drying out a bit as some roasted coffee and a more dark chocolate like flavor grow stronger. In the end, the roasted characteristics of the brew stand out rather well, leaving a dry and roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly above average producing a very easy drinking brew, although it may possibly be a little light for accentuating the darker flavors of the brew.
Overall – A tasty and very easy drinking brew. There is almost no detectable alcohol taste even at 8 % abv. The nice roasted malt and drier finish of the brew make this one a quite delicious and a dangerous brew. Quite nice.
Bule (2256) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
750ml Bottle purchased from Beercraft. Pours very dark with minimal head. Some burnt flavors.
katrinaez (2248) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Aroma has smoked almond and flowers. Odd, but true. Taste is too bitter, the Porter is missing a little balance in itself for the barrel aging and flavor. The mouth feel had a smoking burnt residual thing going on. A little claggy. Half of me loves this and half of me wants to pitch it because of the oddities going on. Whatever these are aged in are burned chicory and oak. Bottle.