Cybercat (6332) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Comes out of the growler an opaque dark chocolate brown with a decent tan head. Rich aroma has notes of roast malt, coffee, caramel, licorice, and semi-sweet chocolate. Lip-smacking flavor delivers all that the aroma promises - plus an undertone of wine-soaked wood that gives the flavor a delightful but not overpowering kick. Texture is firm and smooth, though a bit lacking in the tingle department. Who needs Blue Thunder when you have Red Thunder? thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2015
I love Baltic Porters and this is one great example of one. This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy with a frothy top finely sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was vinous raisin and dark malt. The vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium mild roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of semi-sweet roasted malt cloves raisin vinous burnt malt brown malt dark malt and breads. A wonderful best in class brew. madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Bottled August 6, 2013 and enjoyed September 14, 2015 in a Hopslam tulip/snifter.
Look - Dark reddish brown. Very thin tan head. No lacing. Bubbles are large the ones that form. Tasty for a beer I expected to be light.
Smell - Heavy booze smell, more like bourbon as opposed to wine. Weeds (not the kind you light and smoke). Sweet. Dark fruits.
Taste - Sweet and boozy but subdued. I really wish I had a fresh one to compare this to. It is good. I will not lie and say there is no skunked taste, but only slightly in the finish.
Feel - Very smooth. Heavier than water with no harsh carbonation. Fluffy.
Overall - I opened this as a $3 or so discount special expecting to pour it down the drain. This held up well. Label says malt beverage but is more specifically a baltic porter! joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Second phenomenal barrel aged beer I have had tonight. Rich ruby brown color with a thin off white ring around the glass. Aroma of smooth red wine, flavor is complex - oak, red wine, cocoa, malt, and some vanilla. The palate is fantastic - lingers for a long time with hints of cocoa, fruit and oak.
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