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Compass Baltic Night

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Brewed by Compass
Style: Stout
Carterton, England

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Baltic Night is a Stout, but not your average stout. Your first encounter will be its very black color and whitish head. It has a well balanced roasted bitterness as well as a hoppy aroma. If you gently position your nose at the centre of your glass, about 1 inch up, you will sense the floral notes of First Gold and Fuggle hops mixed with English barley tempt you. The high percentage of roasted barley that we use to create it also gives it a lovely hint of coffee and a long dry moreish cocoa finish. One of the reasons we are able to use such a high percent of roasted barley is because we have implemented the old continental technique of decoction mashing.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5746) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a light beige head. Aroma of licorice, roast, light citrus, chocolate and toffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4983) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy tan head with lots of clingy lace. The aroma is big roasted malt, caramel, fruity chocolate, The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a rich malt creamy liqourice lemon palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5737) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A bit of an odd aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (3976) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle at home split with Sarah, picked up from Oddbins London bridge. Dark brown black coloured pour with ruby red highlights. Thin mid tan head. Aroima is minerally smoked malts, earthy dirt, nutty malts with a hint of choc. Flavour has a big tart raspberry quality, mineral and nutty malts, with a little hint of earthy smoke. Palate is tart citric acid, tangy on the tongue and high to moderate carbonation. Lingering tangy tart fruit and choc powder.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle from Gloucester Services on the M5 motorway. Near black with opaque and a massive, but short-lived, tan head. Aroma of tangy dark fruits, ashy malts and a hint of milk chocolate sweetness. Flavour had more tanginess that was edging towards being sour, some fruit in the background and a hint of coffee in the finish. An acquired taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle from Oddbins. It’s near black with a tan foam and a cocoa and roast coffee nose with faint hints of earth hops and of tartness. That tartness is more pronounced on the palate, and unexpectedly it’s more lactic than brett, Sour-style. The body is a little watery, but with more cocoa and roasty notes. Obviously there’s a bunch of bottles gone out with this character, and to judge from the brewery blurb it’s not right. It’s interesting though!

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (3089) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2014
500ml bottle from Oddbins, Mitchell Street, Glasgow - opaque dark brown, minimal tan head, roasted malt, coffee aroma, no lacing, leafy, coffee flavour with a dry increasingly sour finish

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuartyboy (720) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a dark ale almost Black dry roasted coffee quite bitter and sour not great

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (3924) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Birmingham Beer Bash. Sticky, nutty, tarry, tangy. Like a dark ESB or summat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle from Oddbins, Tunbridge Wells. Black beer thin tan head.Bit of roast bit of charcoal bit of chocolate. Decent roasty stout. Some blackcurrant fruit. Bit of meaty roastiness to it. Pretty decent and well balanced.


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