rbrazell (1763) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle shared at Hunaphu Day. Black pour with a creamy tan head. Nose displays creamy chocolate, vanilla beans, espresso and earth. Nicely melded flavors that mimicked the aroma. Medium heavy bodied and low carbonation Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Black. Minimal head. I smell very light tobacco. It is tasted, too. Some ash. Hops are bigger than is evident. Alcohol is well hidden. Tasty. cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
black color, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, same flavors, milk chocolate, ash, low carbonation, creamy, pretty enjoyable Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
A: Pours a pitch black color with a thick, dark mocha head forming on the pour. The retention is top notch. Sticky sheets of lace are left down the glass.
S: This is big beer. Super roasty with some fruity yeast in the periphery. Alcohol notes are present, but it doesn’t detract from the roasted malts and big dark chocolate notes. Some cocoa powder is there as well.
T: A ton of roasted malts, some char and a touch of cocoa bean. Bitter dark chocolate with some light fruity yeast in the background. Definitely seems like an amped up Baltic porter due to the yeast strain. Enjoyable.
M: Low carbonation. Silky smooth across the palate. Medium bodied. Finish is chocolate and big roast.
O: This a big and roasty beer, but the yeast strain drops subtle hints that it’s still got some Baltic porter bloodlines at heart. It’s pretty ready to go now with the booze well hidden. Don’t really see this benefiting from any extended aging. Maybe a year if you want the robust roasted malts to die down a bit.
Serving type: bottle
stevencon (525) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
At hunahpu day 2013! Dark black pour tan head dissipates. Sweet aroma then roast malts. Taste similar light coffee and burnt grains. Its okay worth drinking but dont search out for.
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of tobacco, ash, heavy roasted dark chocolate, heavy roasted coffee, vanilla and dark fruit. Medium body. Bitter roasted chocolate and tobacco leaf finish. mixmasterob (1060) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle from Hop City. Nice find. Thick black pour with a dense but quickly fading dark brown head. Very pretty. Aroma was very Baltic porter esque with big roasty malts and earthy hops. Somewhat of a lactose presence in the nose and finish. Flavors were welcoming and actually somewhat subtle. The subtle ness was actually quite nice and made this way drinkable and rather refreshing. Big roasted malts, coffee, light vanilla and a clean light bitter finish. The lager yeast gives this an almost delicate profile among the massive amounts of malt and hops. This was fantastic. Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
A very good stout, though not as thick as the thickest newer IS. Lacey and black thicker looking body. Smooth mouthfeel, with some bitterness in the finish. Chocolate and coffee well integrated. I would like more coffee, and more "Baltic" flavour. Very good drinkability.
Doug’s bottle for his B day. Johnsense (1755) - - FEB 18, 2013
Black pour with a good sized mocha head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Bitter hopping up front, bittersweet chocolate, fresh ground coffee, dark fruit,. Chewy mouthfeel, full body. Big thanks to Doug. bytemesis (9237) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black, large dark brown head, creamy, great lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is the same plus coffee, cocoa powder, little sweetness, medium bitterness. Full body.