Brewed by Compass
Style: Stout
Carterton, England


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.

sm89walt's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, - APR 30, 2012
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail. A near opaque brown coloured beer that poured with a thick, dense & mostly lasting creamy light head. Dark fruit & liquorice aromas with touches of coffee, roasted malt & chocolate. Mildly lactic on the tongue with red to dark fruits & coffee. Slightly watery, empty mid-palate, light to medium body, soft palate texture, short & soft malt finish. Ok either side of the mid-palate but the watery, lack of heft in that respect letís it down to a degree.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - 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 (6140) - 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 (10419) - 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 (867) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leebotton (183) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Sample bottle thanks to Richard of Cotswold Finest. Pours black more viscous than water with a tiny light large bubbled head, dissipating quickly into surface bubbles. Huge boozy aroma, smelling like much more than the stated 4.8%! Fruity rich concentrated date or prune like aroma mixes with oak / vanilla and a smooth sherry or wine connotation. An intriguing dryness. Slight metallic taste on the tongue which Iím less fond of but gives way to a lingering heavily roasted flavour and texture in the mouth. Definitely an interesting beer but still slightly unexciting and with one or two faults.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3847) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Black with a small head. Some discrete chocolate flavours but otherwise there wasnít much flavour. A bit, in fact a lot dissapointing. This brewery is capable of better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 21, 2013
Iím just not sure if I like this. There is a full flavour, but itís not a stout flavour I recognise. Itís fruit. Then itís meaty steak. Then there is a metallic edge. Finishes neither sweet nor dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2091) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer with a quickly disappearing tan head. It has strong coffee and chocolate flavours followed by a slight sour roasted finish. Superb!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (6480) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2012
500 ml bottle. From Oxford, England. Big thank you goes to Mikko & Chris.
Black colour with tiny tan head. Roasted malt, sweet sugar and grains in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, sweet brown sugar, lactic notes and grains in flavour. Gets a bit cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle @ Rasmus House. Pours very dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, licorice, hints of chocolate. Thin body, soft carbonation, light dry finish. 020812

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