bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown with a bit of red and a dark tan head. Earthy/toffee aroma with some chocolate and sweetness. Caramel/toffee flavor with some earthiness, slight roast, and some backing bitterness. LIngering caramel and darker malts. Medium body. bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a thick chocolate mousse head that leaves lacy off-white circles. Mostly molasses in the aroma, but a bit of nuts and banana can be found. Creamy medium body with full carbonation. Taste of chocolate, banana, vanilla, cashews. Dry coffee finish. spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
Got some light chocolate in the aroma.Pours black with light tan head.Bitter chocolate dominates the flavor.Thin to medium mouthfeel with a bitter chocolate finish. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours dark with a decent size tan head. Aroma of caramel, roast, chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavor is smooth for 9.5%, sweet, caramel, roast, chocolate, fruit, and finishes mildly bitter. Very nice! mjg74 (3093) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2007 Bottle from BevMo. Pitch black as it is poured into my shaker. Sudbued roasted malty aroma. Full flavored maltiness with a slightly sweet flavor as well. Finish is very roasty. Smooth mouthfeel, quite creamy. A little alcohol is noticable. Great deal at $2 for 16.9oz.
shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Bottle. Woody coffee aroma with light astringency. Very dark brown with a moderate head. Creamy espresso flavor with moderate bitterness and mild astringency. Very nice. ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours a near black with tan, diminishing head. Aroma of roasted malts, strong estery fruits including blueberry and banana; hops come on strong on the palate: grassy and intensely bitter, finishing with a nice pop. Alcohol is present, particularly in the finish. Interesting take on the style, perhaps a little unbalanced, but certainly admirable. Dedollewaitor (16055) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
Odense tasting 29 sep, 2007: Black with creamy lasting head. Chocolate & other roasted malts makes it appearance. Strong coffee taste... Smooth & soft. Medium bodied. Very drinkable & nice.. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2007
50 cl bottle from BevMo (Mission Valley, S.D.) - Pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head. Thin lacing. Aroma and flavor is roasted malt, light choclate, and faint esters. Smooth palate. Medium body. A good beer. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Really dark, chocolate brown body with a small, frothy, coffee colored head. The foamy settles quickly to a small, bubbly layer with a prominent edge. Minimal, sudsy, spotty lace dots the glass. The aroma shows copious amounts of nougat and caramel, along with stewed raisons, figs, and some vanilla. Typical of a Baltic, it’s very fruity smelling. The flavor again builds on a caramel and nougat base, this time with chocolate joining in. Dark fruits, vanilla, and maybe even a hint of maple add depth. I even picked up a bit of oak. An ample hop bite kicks in on the back end, lending balance. Mouthfeel was moderate in stature and smooth. Very drinkable for 9.5%. Solid brew.