deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 11, 2015
Sample at September THT.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep amber pour. A very good baltic porter GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Tap at Rustico Alexandria. Pours a clear, deep ruby cola. No head really. Nose is paper, tomato, black pepper, thick candy syrup, licorice. Taste is thin, sweet, some tea, seasoned tomato, mild dry cocoa powder. Not my thing. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
750ml bottle, shared. Black color, good thin light brown head, leaves great full lace. Some chocolate, toasted malts, maybe some tobacco in the nose. Lightly smokey, toasty flavor. Again with the herbal, and tobacco notes. A bit less heavy on the dark fruit than other baltic porters can be, and I personally prefer that. Good roasty malts, solid bitterness, light sweet. Nice roasty chocolate aftertaste, just a hint of dark fruit, good light bit of smoke. Bigger body, smooth lighter carbonation, dry finish. Influence from bourbon barrel is subtle - not immediately obvious, but vanilla and wood flavors are noticeable. though no boozy heat. A nice balance. I think this is well done. arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, cork opened with a pop. Thick black pour with creamy tan, aroma brought notes of nice cocoa powder, vanilla, bourbon, and lots of oak come through, some coffee, roast, hints of slight caramel, toffee, and molasses, hints of dark fruits, and some slight smoke but pretty restrained. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, lots of dark fruits and anise, hints of roast, slight bourbon, lots of dry oak, there is a slight smoke note in there that manifests as it opens up, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. Interesting brew, one of the better in the series for sure. onceblind (9440) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Black pour with a small foamy light tan head. Aroma has some bourbon notes with a bit of dark cocoa and a caramel notes. The flavor is rich and smooth with some sweet caramel flavors, dark cocoa, light oaked bourbon, some wood, and more caramel cocoa tones. Really tasty and big with caramel and chocolate bourbon notes.
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
[7595-20150827] 750mL bottle. Light chocolatey malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Bitter dark roasted grains flavour has a long-lasting smoked wooden finish. Full body. Good. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
(w/ Big Red, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a tan head. Rich malt and light vanilla aroma with light toffee. Rich malt and light toffee flavor with cocoa. Medium-plus bodied. Rich malt and light toffee linger with cocoa, light vanilla, and light oak. douglas88 (9059) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2012
750 ml, corked and caged. Cool label. Pours a pitch black color with a medium, very creamy brown head. An interesting nose of bourbon, roast, metallic notes, anise. The flavor is great: sweet vanilla, bourbon, roast, mellow fruit, a gentle creamy palate. Coca. A bit of cola in the finish and more vanilla. Very decadent. Awesome. The palate is amazing. solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Dark pour with good head and lacing. Lots of roast in this, and some bourbon to be sure. Tap at Snallygaster. b3shine (8804) - Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
750 ml bottle to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks douglas88). Looks good; black with foamy beige head. Smells of semi-sweet malt and booze with some bitterness. Tastes like it smells, only better, with notes of chocolate. Good on the palate. Good stuff!