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Brewed by BrewCult
Style: Baltic Porter
Derrimut, Victoria, Australia

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A Balsamic Baltic Porter. It takes two freaks to think up such an idea for a beer. Two brothers in fact - one a brewer and the other a vinegar maker. It takes an even bigger freak to try this beer. Are you freak enough? Go on, we’re watching.


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1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - AUG 10, 2013
Tried at beervana in 2013 but couldn't finish it. Was like drinking vinegar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2016
500mL bottle Deepest of brown, near-opaque, tan head is thick & persistent. Not a great deal on the nose - roasty malts, charred wood, dark chocolate, roasted nuts. Thick body, touch of acidity could be overlooked but a rich beer overall. Body reminiscent of an Oude Bruin - burnt caramels, dark chocolate, charred oak, vinous red fruits, funky balsamic & yoghurt undertones. Mild acidity & bitterness on finish. Interesting beer - nice flavours, not as sour/acidic as expected.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
On tap at the Local Taphouse Sydney, pours a red-tinged dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of perfumey floral notes and roasted malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with perfumey dark fruits and biscuity malt. Not especially complex, with a light palate. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 28, 2016
Tap. Hazy, brown, frothy, tan foam, lightly sour, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StevieT (1601) - AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2016
From a bottle. It’s a well made beer but I’m just not that into the balsamic vinegar flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gramoit (397) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
Vinegar on the nose mostly however hints came through in the taste. Interesting, a pretty good porter actaully

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. This beer tastes nice, it’s just a shame it smells like vinegar... The vinegar comes through a little bit in the flavour but it’s integrated nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a fine tan head. Nose is slightly sour, vinegary, slightly burnt sugar. It actually smells quite like still fermenting grape must. Flavor is less sour than I was expecting. There’s a bit of tartness, some chocolate, a fair bit of coffee, definite vinegar flavor. Medium body. Interesting, pretty complex, lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (822) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer. Darkest brown, thin tan head, sour cherries, roast malt, burnt caramel, coffee, medium bitterness, medium body, silky texture, balsamic tartness. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1383) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
From a 500ml bottle on 14/10/2013. Pours a very dark amber with a small head. Has an interesting aroma combining roasty, chocolate and vinegar. This one has lots of flavour with sweet caramel, dark fruits (prunes, plums), dark chocolate, fudge and cola, balanced by a slightly tart vinegar tinged bitterness. The texture is a touch creamy and the carbonation medium. An interesting and quite impressive beer which is under-rated on here imo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5152) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
500ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. This was a good beer with a well balanced sour tartness that was over the edge. Dark colour with a slight head.


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