zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from The Greenville Beer Exchange, Greenville, SC (bottled December 18, 2012). Pours black with a rich brown head. Aroma of cocoa, roasty malts, and a hint of dark fruit. The flavor is rich with heavy amounts of roasted espresso, bitter chocolate, and roasted malt with a hint of dark fruit on the finish. Recommended chaser, a gallon of water. While heavy, the flavor is outstanding and this is one of the finest Baltic porterís I have tried.
radagast83 (7651) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle provided by GT2. Thanks! Poured a dark brown color, almost black with a dark tan head. Aroma is roasted, bitter chocolate notes. Flavor is light/medium chocolate notes, some touch of raspberries. A little boozy.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by Caterwaul. Pitch black color. Dark brown head, with a hue of brick to it. Great lace. Nice big roasty malt, big dark chocolate, some bitter roasted coffee. Light dark fruit. Big bitter taste, some sweetness. Really big body, chewy, light carbonation. Kind of dry in the finish. Light sweet bite to it. Body is not as chewy or thick as most imperial stouts, carbonation is a bit strange, too... Drinks like a very full flavored baltic porer. The flavor is huge, I donít really care that the texture doesnít feel typical stout. Very interesting beer. Odd, but I canít help but dig it
thewolf (12303) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ CBC 2013. Pours completely black with a small, staying, creamy dark brown head. Aroma has light chocolate, coffee, light roasted, mild nutty. Medium carbonation, nice creamy and rather dry mouthfeel. Flavour is mild smoked, burnt malts, chocolate, light roasted. Pleasant lightness to it. Really elegant. Classy.
Holmen1 (5362) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske delt med Odd Gunnar og Johnne pŚ Cafe Viking, mai-13: denne gjorde susen! Masser av god og overbevisende portersmak. Sśrdeles balansert og en fryd for ganen. Kompleks, samksrik sŚ det holder og fremdeles glir den friksjonsfritt over ganen. Nydelig.
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours pitch black with a excellent glass coating lacing and thick dark brown frothy medium head. Aroma is licorice, burnt malt, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, grass, grapefruit, noticeable lager yeast characteristic lager yeast aromas, hops, brown sugar. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is sticky, light creamy and thick, carbonation is very soft. Finishes super roasted malty, licorice, grass and alcoholic dry. This is a fine treat.
joes (92) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ CBC 2013 and one of my festival favorites. Well-balanced in aroma and taste, with roasted malts, coffee, a hint of chocolate. A little sweetness and nice bitterness. Perfect!
DiarmaidBHK (4450) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Greenville Beer Exchange. Pours black and viscous with an j ch of brown foam. A bit of roasted malt on the nose. Lots of raisin and licorice on the tongue. Itís got some alcohol burn on the finish. Solid for style.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL from a trade on BA. Pours inkier black, thicker mocha foam. Nose is strawberry ice cream, strawberry milkshake, some hefty tar and green olive. Taste is dry, dusty, some harsh acid. Dry, papery palate. Was disappointing.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared by GT2: pours an oily opaque with a clingy-lacing dark beige head. Has a rich sweet dark caramel malty nose with some dark fruity Noyes. Starts with good fullness and sweet dark chocolate with some dark fruits before a drier smoky and roasted finish. True to style, enjoyable and complex.