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Cigar City Kalevipoeg at the Gates of Hell

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Baltic Porter
Tampa, Florida USA


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Aged in Bourbon barrels

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (1150) - - SEP 5, 2013
Black pour, tan head. Nose is huge bourbon and chocolate. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, melded together exceptionally well. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Woody, vanila, dark fruits, some bourbon, and chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours black, nice 1 finger head cocoa colored, looks amber on the edges of the glass. not a velvety pour but then again, this is a porter. The two biggest things about the nose are cocoa and bourbon (vanilla, charred oak, coconut)I get some Tootsie roll aspects as well. Taste is nice. Great mouthfeel, lots of chocolate a touch of oak and there’s this big bourbon taste middle to finish. Really a well balanced porter. just perfect

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2013
750 ml bottle Shared by Adam Jackson. Dark thick Olof with spotty off white head. The nose is a pleasant vanilla, oak and hints of chocolate roast. Aroma makes me want it as I enjoy sipping bourbon. The base flavor is true to the Baltic Porter style; chocolate, coffee, ash and a wisp of smoke. Hints of licorice. The bourbon barrel gives all the great nuances of vanilla oak and sweet caramel/ toffee like flavors. The body maybe thin if comparing to other big Baltic’s but not negative at all. Just a bit thinner then you may expect. Nice warmth from the ABV after the sip. I enjoyed an awful lot, very tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14074) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Bottle. Opaque pitch black color, small off - white head. Very nice aroma of roasted malts and bourbon barrel aging. Taste malts, dark malts, chocolate, bourbon, sweetness. Full body, medium to full carbonation. Conplex and heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (15278) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, bourbon, vanilla, oak and toasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ TSODRBSG13, Ulfborg. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, vanilla, wood and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 310813

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, bourbon, vanilla, fruits, coffee and hops. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate malty and roasted. Bitter and toffee malty. Breadish and caramelish. Sweet and toasted malty, toffee and smooth caramelish. Bitter and toasted. Smooth malty and light caramelish. Lingering malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Black, moderate sudsy beige head, nice lacing.   Bourbon, vanilla, graham cracker on the nose.   Very soft roasted malts, sweet soy, and dark fruit as well.   Very much Bourbon like on the tongue.   Sweet caramel and vanilla too.   Very smooth and enjoyable, but it is overshadowing the underlying Baltic Porter.   Certainly enjoyable.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Perhaps some porterish roastyed malts on the finish, but the barrel aging dominates.   Thankfully I enjoy Bourbon.   While the Baltic Porter is overshadowed, the other flavors are more than welcome.   Very tasty!

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