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RATINGS: 220   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 winterís 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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2011
On tap at BWI airport, this may be the best airport beer Iíve ever had. Pours black with a thin head, semi-sweet aroma reminiscent of cookie dough with a hint of vanilla. Taste is mostly malty with notes of chocolate and barrel vanilla. Thin but not watery. On itís own, nothing too special, but a very welcome relief from the normal airport fare.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 4.5 A: Clear dark brown. Killer head. Two finger of it and frothy as all hell. Awesome retention and plenty of lacing. 3.0 S: Maybe my nose is malfunctioning today, but I donít smell a damn thing. Maybe a bit of roasty toasty malts. 3.0 T: Hints of chocolate and coffee. Really boring overall though, especially for a 7% ABV. Tastes like a few stouts Iíve had that didnít taste like anything. 3.0 M: Medium-full body. Good carbonation, decently creamy. Chalky aftertaste. 3.0 D: Not anything special at all, but no huge problems either. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-29-2009 02:29:08

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicowv (476) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2011
12 oz bottle, Thanks Casey! Pours a dark choolate with a tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is mellow with slight chocolate malts and a little doughy yeast. Palate is thin, but goes down easy. Taste is a mellow porter with a smooth finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3653) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2010
12oz bottle from Chevy Chase in DC. Itís Christmas and my family hates it, but still: tick, tick, tick...on it goes. Dark brown with a one finger tan head and some lacing. The aroma is roast, chocolate, nuts, and caramel. The flavor is mildly sweet with caramel malts, roast, chocolate, earth, and anise. Only a little above average flavorwise. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and moderate smoothness. Decent but not too impressive Baltic porter overall.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with flat lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, caramel, nutty), light hops (woody), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, caramel, nutty), light hops (woody), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish. Rather disappointing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
In short: A sugary generic Baltic porter. Just ok.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed about 6 months after receiving it from CaptainCougar, thanks Tom (probably 1 year old or so).
The look: Near black body topped by a medium beige head with good retention
In long: Nose of black coffee and burnt wood. Taste has lots of black liquorice candy, some black coffee, toffee, earth, cigar leaf, dried fruits, figs. Not hops presence at all. Body is a bit slim. After-taste of white sugar. Tasted like a fruit-flavored candy with a sip of black coffee. Nothing bad, nothing really good either. This beers takes the extra out of extraordinary.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2010
A: pours an impenetrable black. Nice medium brown head. Good retention. Great lacing. S: good sweet malts. Great roasted aromas, light toffee and chocolate notes. T: good sweet roasted malt flavors. Chocolate, toffee, and some watered down coffee, unfortunately. M: medium bodied. Mild carbonation level. Very robust, as well as being smooth and creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8532) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle from Caponeís and Wegmanís Collegeville. Pours dark brown, hazy, with off-khaki head. Nose is dark malt, chocoff, brown sugar, hazelnut, toffee. Tastes smooth, rich, very malty, with some dark choc, malt, slight hop, spice, nut, and roasty rauchy notes. Well made and great.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Poured 12/2009 Pours black as night with a thin brown head that quickly evaporates to nothing at all. Smells of roasty malt, mixed with dark fruit and a just hint of smoke. No surprises in the mouth as it reflects the nose almost perfectly. Roasty and dark fruit (raisiny) with a fairly chewy body but creamy as well. The roasted malt and fruit mix nicely and the creamy texture makes it go down smooth. The alcohol sneaks up on you a bit since thereís nary a hint of booziness. Creamy, mocha-like finish and a lingering roastiness in the aftertaste. Itís as straightforward as a Baltic Porter can be, balanced the fruitiness and the roastiness well and is smooth as velvet. Whatís not to like? Six years is a long time to wait between samples...but I think they have improved the recipe since then

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1832) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Bottle at Max and Andyís Fantasy Tasting. - molasses, roasty with some vineous notes. Sweet, prunes and dark fruity. A bit sour at the finish. Tasty, overall


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