Brewed by Compass
Style: Stout
Carterton, England


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

Benjii's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle from Drink Monger. Pours a lovely black colour with a ruby tinge. An initially thick, tan head dies away fairly quickly to lacing. Nutri-grain malt aroma with yeast, caramel and chocolate with a feint floral hop character. Definite Vegemite flavour which is interesting with coffee, chocolate and roasted malt characters also. Moderate carbonation and a slick mouth-feel despite a little CO2 prickle. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6445) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (2634) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle from Oddbins. Itís 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 itís more lactic than brett, Sour-style. The body is a little watery, but with more cocoa and roasty notes. Obviously thereís a bunch of bottles gone out with this character, and to judge from the brewery blurb itís not right. Itís interesting though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (3004) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuartyboy (701) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a dark ale almost Black dry roasted coffee quite bitter and sour not great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (3894) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Birmingham Beer Bash. Sticky, nutty, tarry, tangy. Like a dark ESB or summat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14020) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (9695) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle split at Bruceís Pad, thanks to LKS, 24/06/14. Light black with moderate tan spotting and edgework. Nose is light roast, earthy cocoa rinse ,lactic notes. Taste comprises dark toffee, bitter dark fruits, almost sour, lactic rinse, sour dark berries. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with a tarte red berry edge. Infected unintentional sour !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown. With a small light tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, tar, chocolate, earthy, mild acidity, coffee and tar. The taste is toasty, earth, decent acidity, earth, dark fruit, plum, coffee and ash with a short, dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (11641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up at Kris Wines. Pours brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has some tangy wood, earth, some cocoa. Light sweet flavor with a bit of off-putting tang, dry cocoa, earth, wet wood. Light bodied with average carbonation. Tangy wood finish, some moist earth, berries. Definitely a bit off. Still some interesting stuff here but itís not as it should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1425) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Aroma: toasted/roasted malts, light notes of coffee. Appearance: dark brown/black, small creamy beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light toasted flavours, bitterness intensifies, getting a bit dry towards the long finish, yet body remains medium. Overall: quite a nice Stout, on the light side in both aroma and palate, yet very pleasant. Bottle from Oddbins, Pimlico.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50