JStax (6364) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a thick, pitch black with a brown head of foam. Aroma has notes of chocolate, raisin, fig, and blackcurrants. Tastes earthy and toasty. Thick, viscous mouth feel. obguthr (6301) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
Slutfest 2013: Charred oak nose. Black, thin beige head. Walnut flavor, prune present, very rich. Charred oak finish. Full body. Quite well rounded. 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 wasnít 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 sipperís type of quality to it. The carbonation seemed fairly light, but thatís okay, its nothing that was bad.
Overall, what a nice Baltic Porter I would have again. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Great roasty and coffee flavors, great sweet body and rich and thick. Really dig it tom10101 (6038) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by Marc-Olivier, thanks! Reddish black with a small persistent beige/brown head and little lacing. Aroma of chocolate, herbal notes, fruits and hops. Taste is moderately sweet with a lot of chocolate, fruity notes and some herbal notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Thick mouthfeel. Complex and enjoyable Baltic Porter. Not cloying.
Pyrmir (5984) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
On tap @CBC13. Black with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste follows; roasted malt, chocolate and a bit bready. sonnycheeba (5970) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Tap at brewery. Pours opaque black. Aroma is chocolate, light coffee, faint roast, dark fruit, and some spice. Flavor is rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee, earthy bitterness throughout, and a soft ashy finish. Creamy, full body. Holmen1 (5842) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
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. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2013
65cl, as Westbrook Capín Skoonís Ballistic Stout, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, from Beers of Europe Setchey, very complex Stout, roasted/malty and slightly fruity/spicy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive! Cybercat (5743) - Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2013
Robust, smoky aroma has licorice, coffee, molasses, caramel and semi-sweet chocolate notes. Pours a rich, warm sable a fleaís eyebrow above black with a thick, fine-bubbled and rather persistent tan head. Hearty flavor has a strong smoky malt overtone that ushers in chocolate, coffee, caramel, nutty, earthy and subtle licorice notes that boogie on your tongue and stay long after the beer has gone down the pipes. Firm, smooth, oily texture is fairly fizzy, though the tingle does not persist the way the flavors do. Somewhat bitter hops make their appearance only in the final act, the bitterness nicely balancing the chocolaty sweetness. This is indeed a monster - monstrously delicious!