bytemesis (9497) - 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. 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
Strykzone (7797) - 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. burg326 (5628) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle poured a black color with aromas of chocolate, roast, light earth, and some coffee. Flavors are the same with cbocolate, and roast. A very nice beer that did not have a boozy aftertaste. Another solid beer from Westbrook. ansalon (4221) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
Nose; smoke, dark fruit, coffee, liqourice. Taste is smoke, vanilla, coffee, muscovado sugar, honey.
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Ktwse (5667) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Black with dark tan head, about a finger. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, roasted malt. Taste is balanced coffee bitter with hints of smoke and a sweet alcohol finish. Full bodied and creamy with flat carbonation.
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Draught @ CBC 2013fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours pitch black with a sticky brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, wood, chocolate and cocoa. Taste is sweetish with syrup, wood, roasted malts and hcocolate. Finish is roasty and sweet iwht syrupy notes. Quite tasty, btu a tad sweet and sticky IS.
Bottle at Pibar, Lausanne, bottled 12/18/12yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - JUL 2, 2013
Pitch black color with no head, just a thin brown collar. Strong aroma of roasted malt, some tar, light phenol, very light banana. Thick body, just a bit oily; very good roasted malt flavor, clean, with plenty of dark chocolate, a bit salty, with some liquorice and tar, and delicate fruitiness; strong bitterness.
Powerful, extreme, very pleasant. Less resiny than an Imperial Stout, but very similar.
Black colour. Roasted malt, dark fruits aroma. Sweet, dark chocolate and coffee taste. BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2013
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small brown head. Aroma of booze, sweet milk chocolate, ans roast malts. Taste much as the aroma with the chocolate, leading the way, a nice bitter end.