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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Dominion Baltic Porter is a bottom-fermented lager brewed to meet your need for warmth on a cold winter’s night. Hints of licorice, toffee & chocolate mingle with German Pilsner, Crystal, Dark Specialty Malts & a touch of Rye giving out porter a full-bodied taste.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle courtesy of BeerBelcher. Dark brown pour with a red tint and a medium beige head. Malty and roasty nose with some chocolate, but is obviously true to style because it smells like a lager as well. Caramel malt flavor with some chocolate and a nice roasty character. Very nice representation of the style as it is definitely a lager, but fuller and more roasty than some of the other BPs I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Had this at the holiday party at the childrens museum. This beer almost made that nightmare worth it. Dark pour with a thick tan head. Roast, chocolate and light coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavor follows suit. Finish’s dry and roasty

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3719) - - DEC 10, 2009
12oz bottle. the baltic porter pours a near black with ruby highlights under a small tan head. aroma is a blend of smokey, toasted malts, and unsweetened coffee. the flavor is more burnt caramel than anything with toasted malt. i think i notice the rye a bit. puffed rice? anyway..the palate is medium to light. this beer has a nice flavor but don’t expect anything "big" here. a great baltic session sums it up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2009
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia. Bottling Date: 10/20/09. Appearance: Pours out a tremendously dark brown body with well-sized, foamy, light beige head. Smell: Dark, roasty malts with a thin whiff of smoke. Black licorice, coffee, dark fruits, and far lesser note of chocolate are also on hand this evening. Taste: Flavorful dark maltiness touched up with a pop of roast and tastes of licorice, chilled espresso, and dark chocolate powder with a restrained level of sweetness. Small bit of spice in there. Smoked, candied prunes for some background fruitiness. No big hop profile leaping out at me (not that I was ever expecting one), with any available bitterness coming from those darkened grains. As it begins to warm, a toasty quality slides into place as well. Finishes with just light, final touches of sweetness, roastiness, and fruitiness. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability: Surprisingly, it’s not half bad! That recent Beach House whatever was a complete dud for me, and their Oktoberfest was so-so, so I was a little hesitant in regards to this winter seasonal, but here I am, enjoying this bottle while watching Blade Runner. It’s smooth and easily drinkable with a nice dark maltiness, like a poor man’s Kalamazoo Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Quite solid. A nice Baltic Porter. Dry roastiness that is clean but not overpowering. Body is dark, and head is plentiful. The beer had this cool nitro-tap look to it when I poured it - tan head on top, but a level of raging-rising bubbles below the head and above the body. Aroma is dry roasty and slightly sweet and is reminiscent of not overly-bitter coffee. Flavor is a touch sweet and milky, but mostly dry and roasty. Mouthfeel is a touch slick for this style, but still quite pleasant. This beer pleasantly surprised me. I bought a six-pack at the brand-new Wegman’s in Dulles/Sterling, VA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 11/13/09

Aroma: Nose is very much chocolate, roasted malts, smokey malts, and licorice
Appearance: It pours a cloudy brown with a thin head
Flavor: The taste is quite smokey, chocolate, with a nice malty flavor
Palate: This beer has a pretty full body with a nice smooth mouthfeel
Overall Impression: This is a pretty good brew. I got quite a nice mix of flavors in this one. I got the experience that one might hope for from a nice winter style Porter. I’m not sure what I’m missing, but I liked this one a lot. It really is quite a solid beer, or at least, it is up my ally.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On tap at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. Pours a deep ruby with a thin, nitro looking tan head that has okay retention (mostly a bartender failure). Leaves no lacing. Aroma is rich cherry, oak, roast, burnt sugar. Taste is roasted malt, semisweet chocolate, black cherries. Was served WAY TOO COLD to really get a great feel for this beer. Why is a winter warmer let alone a porter served at such temperatures?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3022) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. Appearance: Very dark brown with the slightest of ruby highlights. Not much of a head, but I will fault the guy who served me on that one. Aroma: Roasted malt, some smoke, and slight burnt notes. Flavor: Dark caramel, burnt notes, and roasted malt. The balance between the caramel and the roasted malt just never seemed quite there for me. A little on the thin side as well. Palate: Medium-low carbonation with a medium, slightly thin mouthfeel and a medium, roasty finish. Overall: This one left me wanting more out of it. I think there is good potential here, but this one falls a bit short. Take it or leave it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3196) - Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Pours an opaque dark chocolate brown with a thick tan head. Rich aroma is chocolaty with smoky, nutty and coffee hints. Flavor is like a fine chilled mocha, mainly of chocolate and coffee with smoky, nutty and molasses touches. Texture is smooth, fizzy and lively - a winner.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Decent enough porter. Black pour. Light head. Slightly weak but pretty good.


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