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Alaskan Pilot Series: Baltic Porter



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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Alaskan Baltic Porter is a deep, dense beer with an intricate array of aromas and flavors derived from substantial amounts of specialty malts, dark black cherries and whole gourmet vanilla beans. In order for the British to export their dark ales to the northern ports of the Baltic Sea, they were brewed stronger than normal to endure the long voyage. The extra warmth was welcomed in these countries with harsh winters and a taste for the robust, attributes that also fare well in Alaska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, fruity, cacao, raision, prune, rum marinated raisins. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101031]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and slight alcohol presence. Smooth malty, chocolate and vanilla flavoured. Mild bitter, roasted and vanilla flavoured. Smooth finish with a light vanilla note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor has notes of malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle. Clear brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of dried fruits and liquorice. Sweet and light roasted flavour of dark chocolate, dried fruits and liquorice. Light roasted finish of dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2010
Botle 65 cl. Pours a clear reddish brown with a light brown head. Sweet aroma of vanilla and overripe fruit. Solid body, lots of hard roasted malt, sweet vanilla and perfumy fruit. Warming alcohol in the finish. 030110

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23485) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2010
Bottled. Near black, small beige head. Chocolate sauce aroma. Sweet with vanilla, cream and cocoa. Full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Lots of vanilla and chocolate, but with seemingly rather shallow character,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almsot black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity slightly roasted amlty vanilla aroma. Sweetish roasted malty vanilla and banana flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty chocolate finish with hints of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2010
bottle at home ... thin tan head ... sweet fruity chocolatte roast malt nose ... sweet blackcurrant ... toffeee ... roast malts ... little caramel sugers ... rum soaked raisins... but not to alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle at DC local tasting. Clearish dark brown, beige head. Aroma of smoke, dark fruit, anise. Taste is like milk chocolate syrup. Decent enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18199) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
Bomber, thanks to _angst_. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted aroma, nice dark chocolate, vinous, prunes, leather, cocoa powder, cream, almond, dark cherries, warming alcohol, sweet licorice, raisins, vanilla, blueberry jam, raisins, some horse blanket. Blueberry flavor, vinous, prunes, leather, almond, chocolate, dark bread, some alcohol, marcipan, cherries, vanilla notes, milky, raisins, caramel, raisins, roasted, cocoa powder, hay, nuts. Chocolate finish, raisins, marcipan, dark bread, caramel, hay, licorice, leather notes.

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