jbruner (5285) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Pours a deep black from a growler with minimal head or lace. Aroma of sweet chocolate and big fruity sweetness. Tasteis more roasty than the nose, but still nice chocolate and fruity esters. Thin, but still viscous, really nice. martinrumsam (586) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Dec 2012. Black oily colour with dark tan head that fades to a thin slick aroma is roasty , coffee and chocolate Amazing taste initially smooth dark chocolate and toasted malt gicing way to a more acidic clean bitter coffee with crisp finish. Long aftertaste - really long aftertaste - all those complex flavours just hanging around keeping the tastebuds watering. Nice alcohol warmth comes in. Smooth plate low carbonation very rich damn fine beer SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to ygtbsm94 shared at Anchorage Dec ’14 Tasting: Poured a dark brown with red edges and thin head. Aroma was veggie, malt, and chocolate. Taste was chocolate, malts, and boozy/stickiness. gad905 (203) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Backlog rate from the spring; bomber into goblet. Dark brown pour, head dies. Lovely chocolate and light coffee roast nose, tastes sweet chocolate, dark caramel, bitter roast, coffee, hint of vanilla. Medium body (light for the style), creamy smooth, soft carbonation. Delicious and easy-drinking. SlackerMads (3523) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottled on 2012-12-18. Black with a large creamy dark brown head. Vanilla, molasses/brown sugar, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee. Full body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation, heavy sweet and medium bitter, light acidic. Warming alcohol. Big and sticky, wears me out but fine in small amounts.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was received in a trade.
This was poured into a nonic pint glass and a snifter.
There wasn’t any difference between the two glasses.
The appearance was a fairly decent dark brown to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute gracing the glass with some fairly nice clinging lacing in a spider web fashion.
The smell had a good about of licorice, light coffee, light milk chocolate with some booziness swirling around together underneath my nose.
The taste was sweet and boozy around the chocolate, coffee and alcohol. There was a light sticky boozy chocolate aftertaste and a dry coffee/chocolatey finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with more of a sipper’s type of quality to it. The carbonation seemed fairly light, but that’s okay, its nothing that was bad.
Overall, what a nice Baltic Porter I would have again. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Beautiful initial pour leading towards a large toasty, earthy and dark fruit character. You do indeed get lager yeast esters and brash alcohol. This was bottled 12/18/12 and does have a touch of that "aged" tone which works nicely here. Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
May Ale Alpharetta. While this is better than the bourbon version I had in a cask, this beer just doesn’t tickle my fancy. And I am a Westbrook fanboy. Chocolate, licorice, lots of dark fruits, and the yeast is working against my palate. Nice thick palate, but the flavors just aren’t there for me. weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to wyzzywyz22, good night at his. Poured a dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet chocolate malts, nice boozy notes. Flavour is more chocolate, roasted malts, hints of fruit. Has nice notes of alcohol that compliment it well. Good stuff. Arve_Christian (5218) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Black color , good foam. Roasted aromas, licorice, leather, malt & dried fruit. Full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, well balanced . Very enjoyable
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