koleminer20 (3069) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. I had this one on draft at the brewery on March 18 after a hockey game. The pour is a nice black color, but it looks a little thin, and the white colored head definitely doesnít convey the richness that I want to see. The aroma is actually pretty good. There is a nice dark fruit that resonates throughout with a good thick roasted malt and a nice dose of chocolate. There is a nice woodiness that is also detectable. The flavors are a little better still. The chocolate definitely takes over, with a nice roasted malt and a good strong dark fruit complexity. Itís nice. There is a light caramel malt trying to poke through on the finish as well. The mouth feel is thicker and the carbonation is a little high. This one would benefit greatly from a softer carb. The aftertaste is lingeringly dry with a good chocolate and dark fruit hanging around. This might be the best beer Iíve had by them since Gulo≥.
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark brown black. Nice lingering bit of head. Scattered lace. Slight raisiny nose. Full, rich body. Nice peanut butter quality in taste and mouth feel. Like a Baltic porter "light."
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Wolverine. Pitch black pour wtih a white creamy head that fades to a ring. Love the complex aroma. Raisins, peanuts, caramel, licorice, figs, chocolate, raspberries, and oak. Tastes very good too and thereís a surprisingly strong fruit flavor to this. Lots of raisins and dark fruit. Almost like Belgian quad without the yeast flavor. Definitely still taste the raspberries and chocolate, some nice nuttiness, some wood. This is a excellent baltic porter. Delicious beer.
deyholla (10835) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a hazy semi dark brown with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma kind of has a roasted malt note with some chocolate and a bit of earthy dark grains. Flavor has a dry creamy chocolate note with some roasted malts and coffee that adds a slight bitterness.