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RATINGS: 193   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
bottle, thanks to swalden28, bottled on 12-4-08, walnut color with weak foam, aroma of nuts, roasted meat, and a flavor of carbonated burnt caramel, roasty, cooca, lighter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle. Body-looks like a coke. Nose-macroness, crushed malts, smoke. Taste-smoked malt, the sweepings of a brewery floor, wet hay, wet straw, ash tray, some (very little) burnt plastic, cola nut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Pours clear dark brown with garnet highlights, and a thin fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is mostly roasted malt, with some light expresso, lactose and milk chocolate notes. Flavor features expresso more prominently with a little root beer. Dry throughout. Medium-bodied; a bit thin for the style. Relatively high, prickly carbonation. Overall, a decent baltic porter; really somewhat closer to a robust porter in style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2009
a hidden treat in a box from zathrus13... clear ruby dark brown pour with a tannish beige head. it’s short lived and quickly fades to a film. aromas of milk chocolate, black raisins, malt powder, lactose, nutty/coffee and a lightly toasted fresh piece of wood mix with a savory/salty/earthy note. i can only guess that that is the lager yeast... sweetness is no issue on the palate unlike many in the style... flavors of chocolate, toasted and caramelized nuts, coffee, molasses (w/o the sweet), ashy charred malt and a touch of cream with a fairly tart finish. the aftertaste is of nutty coffee with some light ash. light to medium bodied with an incredibly soft mouth feel... though it lacks some richness. call this a porter and i’d be all over it... 7/3/7/3/15/3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Dominion Winter has a dry, earthy character. Light smoke and dirt. Malt, with lager yeast. A little oxidized perhaps, but still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 8, 2009
THOUGHTS: I was really surprised at how good this beer was. And it wasn’t just a great beer, it was a great example of the style. A little light for the style, but nice. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark brown that was mahogany red in the light with a very small, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma was moderate to heavy grain, roasted and caramel malts. There was some lighter milk chocolate and mild coffee. There was also very light grassy hops. Also Raisin, plum, prune toffee and light alcohol. The initial flavor was sweet and bitter; while the finish was very sweet and a little bitter with and average duration. There was prune, chocolate, roasted malt, and some coffee in the finish. The medium (a little thin for the style) body was oily with fizzy carbonation and a chalky, lightly astringent and lightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bottle Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some nuttiness. Flavor was roasted malts, rich chocolate, light caramel and some notes of toasted nuts and faint smoke with a medium body and has a malty sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Name: Baltic Porter
Date: March 27, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and dark caramel aroma, hint of butterscotch
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, growing butterscotch
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2009
Pretty unimpressed. Tasted like it had some watering down going on here. Extremely light body that fades fast and all tastes along with the swallow. Water everywhere. Smooth, sure, but I was disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Courtesy of markwise. Pours dark brown with thin tan head. The aroma is smooth and roasty with an even layer of musty dark fruity esters and some earthiness. The taste begins both malty sweet and roasty and then moves into a bit of prunes, grapes and rip cherries. Into the finish I get mildly tart grape skin and malty roasty dryness bringing this to closure. Smooth brew with robustly dry finish.

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