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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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The Baltic-style porter has a robust malt character and a slight herbal hop bitterness. Aged for 12 months in 10 year old Kentucky bourbon oak barrels, this alluring dark liquid features appealing undertones of vanilla, oak, cocoa and coffee. This aging occurs in abandoned mines in Michigan, at a constant temperature of 45F.


Plovmand's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7056) - Helsinge, - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours black with a medium beige head. The aroma is loaded with sweet bourbon and sweet roasted malt. Ligher notes of chocolate and tobacco. The flavour is mainly sweet bourbon with notes of vanilla, oak and sweet ripe fruit. Light chocolate and sweet caramel. Quite boozy overall and not as thick mouthfeel as expected for the abv.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1066) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle. Intoxicating aroma of bourbon, malt, coffee, chocolate and mud. Taste is far more dark coffee than chocolate. Bitter? Meh not so much. Just dark and boozy. Fun shit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Willrunforbeer struggling to remove the wax off the top of the 12 oz. Bottle, why are brewers still waxing bottles? It does nothing to keep out air *sigh* anyhow, is straight up Rye whiskey, no hiding that. Nothing but whiskey. The flavor has a weaker note of whiskey then the aroma was leading me to believe. Roast, chocolate and integrated barrel. Body is what you find for Porter, a tad thin. But the flavor is very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1517) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
12oz bottle covered with lots of annoying red wax. Pours coca cola brown with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, chocolate, whiskey, vanilla. Flavor has the same, with a bit of oak in the finish. Good flavor, but a touch thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2445) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a small off white head. The aroma is mostly chocolate with a touch of vanilla. The taste has a medium roasted malt, a bit of vanilla, a touch of chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, and some chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1360) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Had at home before move in Boca. Snifter pour is deep brown and thick with mocha head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, graham cracker, spices, and dark chocolate. Taste is graham cracker, caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla, and barrel. Slight boozy. Full body and moderate carb. Really tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (1005) - Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from?? - pours pitch with a tan head. Heavy on the bourbon on this one. Solid effort. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from Magsinva. Pours black with a thin brown head. A bit of wood on the nose. Definitely has the characteristics of a Baltic porter on the tongue with hints of bourbon and wood. Hides its booze pretty well. Solid for style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6761) - Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a slightly translucent dark brown cola with bubbly beige head that steadily dissipates into thinner lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak, roast, and mild notes of bitter hops. Tastes like it smells, but less decadent and more oaky. Mouthfeel is medium to medium-full bodied; a bit thin for 12%. Good, not great, and smells better than it tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1172) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle, thanks tim! Deep brown with tan head. Fruity aroma, vanilla, oak. Flavour is a very strong bourbon beer, fruit and vanilla are there but it’s quite boozy. Overall super nice though.


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