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RATINGS: 216   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2010
Bottle, thanks to Eric, poured into a trappist glass produced a dark brown body with thick brown head. Dominant flavors are chocolate, coffee, and molasses with a hint of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Thanks AgentSteve. Poured dark brown, roasted malts, leather, tobacco, chocolate, little nutty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Pours dark brown with a thin cream colored ring of a head. Chocolate, tobacco and earth in the nose. Same in the flavor. Dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Unfortuantely, I can’t write many good things about this porter. The head is very lacking, as it disappated to almost nothingness very quickly and left just about no lacing around the glass. There isn’t much to the nose; only a trace amount of maltiness and a light hop aroma. The body is extremely light and the flavors are very bland. I have enjoyed several of Dominion’s beers in the past, so I was really looking forward to trying this one. But I was extremely disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7280) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Bottled. Opened with a magnificent pfft, but the expected gush never came. Poured deep brown with a well-retained tan head. The aroma picked up rye right away on the bright fore, paired with near-metallic notes over semi-sweet chocolate and licorice.. just a little bit burnt.. there was just some odd malt character going on that I couldn’t put a finger on. The flavor found the same chocolates, burnt licorice, and sweeter caramelly malts at the core, with spicy rye and vanilla around.. finished with an odd sweet/spicy hit and some ugly clashing stuff. Medium-bodied with too much carbonation on the palate.. the rye was interesting in here, but the rest of the beer didn’t come together that well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3844) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
pours brown with amber gleaming edges. It has a huge creamy brown head with aromas of chocolate, raisins, coffee, lactose and some tart berries. The flavor is dark and roasted with some sweet berries and chocolate. Kind of thin. Nice roasted quality, but the flavors are not as intense as I would like from the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2908) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle from Hop City. This looks pretty dark. It seems black in dim light but some brown hues are noticed around the edges in better light. The aroma is decent with hints of licorice, coffee, and chocolate. There is some off-putting sour type scent as well. The flavor is pretty clean with adequate roast to keep my sipping this down with a smile. Hints of licorice, caramel, chocolate, and earth are in the flavor. All right stuff, just has some sour lager twangs popping up here and there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Dark brown, medium light tan head fades. Aroma of coffee, toffee, mocha, grain, oat. Taste is rich dark malt, chocolate. Medium body, thick and creamy for a Porter. Toasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zizzybalubba (1570) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Norfolk, VA (bottled October 20, 2009). The first thing I notice before opening this is that it is only 6.8%. That hardly seems worthy of the Baltic Porter style. The pour is dark brown with a thin off-white head. The aroma is good with toasted oats and dark chocolate. The flavor is solid with smoky malts and some coffee. This is thin bodied especially for the style. As a porter this is a pretty good beer, but in no way do I believe this is a Baltic Porter from both the ABV and the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a crimson tinged black with a thin to medium dense tanned mocha head. Roast and coffee on the nose, picking up a faint caramel note as it warms. Medium bodied, roast and malt, a little vanilla. Missing the dark fruit I’d expect from a Baltic porter. Still a decent beer though.

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