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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Native to northern Europe, Baltic porters evolved from British porters once exported to the Russian hinterland. Unlike their British cousins, Baltic porters are often brewed as lagers, the tradition we’ve followed. This beer is big, bold & smooth, with malty flavors reminiscent of coffee, dark fruit & raisins. Share one with your comrades!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2623) - BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle shared by Benzai at tderoeck’s place. Stable, light beige, dense head over a very dark chestnut beer, almost black. Very rich and tempting aroma, vanilla, cocoa, candied dates, bayleaf, liquorice, banana, cognac, espresso. Refined sweetish onset, banana, nuts, caramelly malts, oily mouthfeel, very chocolatey (or at least more than expected from a Baltic porter), quite deep and rich, some iron but in a good way; in the finish, a subtle whisky touch pairs beautifully with drying, peppery hop bitterness and residual malt sweetness. Delightful, especially for this style, which is usually less ’lush’ and complex. Typical American craft brewery take on the style, I’d argue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4407) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
Thanks to Benzai. 650 ml. bottle sampled @ “Tim needs to get rid of his ticks” Tasting. Enjoyed together with tderoeck, Benzai & Alengrin. 2013 Vintage. Black, solid reasonably big beige head. Nose is cold coffee, oily, chicory coffee & liquorish. Taste is bitter chicory coffee, bitter roots & herbs, roast, soy sauce, herbal, bark, pretty thick body. Decent but these just aren’t my preferred flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9159) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle shared by me @ Tim needs to get rid of his ticks tasting. Black color, medium sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, a hint of roast. Taste malts, dark malts, moderately sweet-bitter flavors, bitter, liquorice, soft roast. Velvety oily texture, medium body, soft yet suitable carbonation. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1215) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Homer321. Shared with friends. Dark clear brown pour with no head. Aroma of dark fruit, marshmallow, chocolate, light roast, cherries. Taste: moderately sweet, lovely roast chocolate, lightly bitter finish with moderate warming. Palate: full body, slick texture, soft appropriate carbonation. Nice mouth coating. Overall: this is pretty freaking tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Black Opaque Color, Huge Long Lasting Mocha Head, Lots Of Lacing. Toasted Malt, Chocolate Aroma. Toasted Malt, Sweet Chocolate, Slight Alcohol Zing To Finish Off. Soft Carbonation, Full Body. While There is A Slight Alcohol Zing, It Hides High ABV Pretty Well. Very Sweet. No Wonder It Is Called Big Beer Series. Nice. Savored and Enjoyed It. Recommended...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (369) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2014
On draft poured into a tulip glass..dark brown with a fluffy tan head..aroma of roasted nuts,chocolate,dark fruits..dry,malty and roasted flavor..very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
toxichop (408) - South Gate, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2013 Bottle ABV 9.8. P: This is a very dark beer with a brown head that doesnt last long. S: So much is going on here you get molasses, lacto, dark fruits, raisins, coffee, a hint of soy, malt and a bit of ethanol. T: This is bold, dark roasted malts, coffee which is both bitter and sweet, dark fruits and raisins, with burned wheat toast to finish it off. M: Medium with somewhat high carbonation. O: Why did I put this off for so long, there is so much good stuff going on here without anything ever being overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6164) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"surprise wish list beer - sweet! this one reminded me a lot of the recent aphotic baltic porter without the oak presence. very dry, roasted malt, lots of chocolate and dark fruit. done quite well."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1519) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Black with a brown head. Rich roasted malt aroma. Sweet and full bodied, but not too much. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2272) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Draft at the pourhouse. Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate, mocha, coffee, cherry, raisin, slight alcohol. The taste has a ton of dark fruit, chocolate, sweet cherry, a bit of heat of the finish.

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