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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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Baltic Porter aged in Jamaican Rum barrels


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10091) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Tap sample. Pours clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate, coffee and dark rum aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt and rum flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout porter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6363) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
VEry strong rum aspect to this one, it isnít harsh but it really does an overtake of the flavor profile.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Draft sample at FOBAB 2013. Pours a bright amber-brown with no head. My main note is RUM! Yeah, thatís not exactly subtle here. It overpowers everything. Some dark fruits, some barrel, some sweetness, but Iíd be foolish to try to give other tasting notes here. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a hot, coating mouthfeel. If you like rum, you might like this. If not, youíll hate it. I fall somewhere in the middle. Disappointed and not going to try it again. But itís not CIB-level bad.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
alexsdad06 (4540) - Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Draft at FoBAB. Pours brown in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have rum, raisins, medicinal notes, solvent, no real Baltic Porter character to speak of, ample sweetness from the rum. This was not very enjoyable, in fact, it was one of my least favorite beers at FoBAB this year.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (4447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft to 8 oz snifter at Eccentric Cafe. Looks good; a dark and fairly opaque cola with off-white lacing. Smells good too; rum first and dark malt second. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Rummy, but good stuff!

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
Pailhead (4417) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap: The aroma consists of heavy rubbing alcohol, light rum, and a hint of chocolate. Itís a transparent brown with a touch of orange with a minimal off-white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and caramel. The finish is heavy rum and alcohol. Itís rough...real rough. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, this is WAY too rum forward and the alcohol flavors are too much. Itís borderline doing a straight shot of rum...and Iím not a rum fan at all.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Tap at fobab 13. Poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was chemicals and lots o rum with mild roast. Flavor was astringent and loads of rum. No sign of a Baltic Porter underneath either. Really glad I didnít buy a 750 of this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft, Roll out the Barrel Party at the Eccentric Cafe. Deep toffee brown body, thin to medium cream head with lacing. Spicy, butterscotchy rum nose; sharp and boozy. Body dominated by spiced rum with bready, caramely sweetness, brown sugar, and hints of grape. Harsh and cloying, unfortunately.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3114) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Sampled at FoBAB2013. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of booze, rum, sugar, mild coconut and chocolate notes. Flavor is mostly entirely sweet rum notes, burnt sugar, coconut, and booze. The rum barrel is overpowering. If thatís your thing, so be it. Itís not my thing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (1195) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2013
Tap sampler, Bellís Eccentric Cafť, 31/viii/13. The sheer nose of a sample of this immediately screams out what you are in for: rum & raisins, raisins soaked in rum as in grandmaís RŲmertopf. Extra vanilla, oak and more rum fumes in the taste: making this a tasty enough raisin rum with extra body - but a flawed baltic porter that would need more time to settle into even becoming a beer (give it a few years?).


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