johndoughty (5472) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. Wow this was nice. Black with a small head. Chocolate and coffee were present but didn’t take over, So easy to drink -you cant believe that its in double figures strength wise. One not to be missed, EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
I enjoyed this brew while watching the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad. Going to be tough for the beer I drink during the finale to top this one. Pours a deep dark brown with a tinge of red. Tan head. Chocolate dominates the nose with a feint hint of grape. Flavor starts earthy and chocolately and finishes with a bit of bitterness. Thick like a milkshake. Bottle - Filet & Vine - Montgomery, AL ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a magnificent oily black body with a large, creamy caramel-colored, long-lasting head. Nose is dark chocolate, brandy, leather, coffee and hints of licorice, caramel and alcohol. Taste is coffee and brandy up front, then dark chocolate and sweet malts come in before a bit of leather and licorice in the finish. Smooth, velvety full body and soft to medium carbonation. A very nice Baltic Porter from Westbrook. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle at Darkness Day. Pours a dark black with brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, bitter cocoa and vanilla. Flavor is similar to aroma but with a bit of coffee. Sweet with a medium palate. alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle shared at Natifest. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark frui, hints of coffee, sticky at times, some caramel pops up with the alcohol being warming. This was very tasty.
Arve_Christian (5184) - 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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Bottle. All black body with a tiny brown head. Aroma is a licorice bomb with roasted malt and ash. Taste is sweet and roasty, dark, with bitter chocolate and tobacco. Mild warm alcoholic finish. A full bodied tasty porter.
jkwood04 (5452) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2016
22oz bottle (from 2012) in a tulip. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee, some light sweet notes, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything you want from dark malts. Smoother texture. A solid beer. snoworsummer (5787) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark opaque brown with a creamy brown head. Tastes like dark roasted malt, booze, burnt toast, creamy chocolate, and light ash. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dark roasted malt, chocolate, creamy, and light ash. 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