RobertDale (6851) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Cameron! Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and a bit of smoke. Excellent. obguthr (6657) - 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. blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
on tap, dark rich brown pour with dense khaki foam, aroma of chocolate and nutshell, very dry bitter chocolate flavor with roast espresso bean, heavy finish 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. Holmen1 (6471) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
Flaske delt med Odd Gunnar og Johnne på Cafe Viking, mai-13: denne gjorde susen! Masser av god og overbevisende portersmak. Særdeles balansert og en fryd for ganen. Kompleks, samksrik så det holder og fremdeles glir den friksjonsfritt over ganen. Nydelig.
sonnycheeba (6342) - 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. tom10101 (6264) - 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 (6210) - 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. Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Glaçage à gâteau au chocolat liquide avec les attraits de la levure lager qui donne une fraîcheur et une clarté des saveurs. Torréfaction et malts rôti en vedette, vraiment solide. Cybercat (6145) - Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2013
Robust, smoky aroma has licorice, coffee, molasses, caramel and semi-sweet chocolate notes. Pours a rich, warm sable a flea’s 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!