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RATINGS: 197   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, chocolate, raisins. Flavor is sweet and malty, a little thin for the style, notes of light chocolate, ripe fruit, brown sugar. Medium body with a malty sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of JCB. Pours black with a 2 finger tan head. The nose is cocoa, burnt malt and lactose. The taste is roasted malt, toasted nuts and light coconut chocolate milk. Medium semi-creamy body. Decent porter – thanks J!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4156) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle from Stateline. Pours a chestnut brown with a thin lacing of light beige head. Roasty aroma with lots of chocolate nutts and some cereal. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and average carbonation. Roasted chocolate flavor with some nutts and breads. Very nice and very under rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pauljackson1 (25) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2009
One of dominions best. A perfectly balanced porter - malty sweet, with roasted flavors and aromas, and nicely balanced alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2009
12oz bottle from Chevy Chase Wines & Spirits, D.C. Interesting aroma, kind of a mix between a mid-tier roasted porter (a la Troegs) and a modest Baltic, with only mild lactic qualities and a fairly medium mouthfeel. Interesting and moderately well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4490) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2009
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering, January 10, 2009. Courtesy of MilkmanDan. Dark brown color with a thin head. Strong grain aroma, finishing up with some light roasted barley. Grainy flavor with a little chocolate malt. It’s held up surprisingly well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2009
(Sample Date: 11/23/2008 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle 11/23 while brewing. Bottled 11/12 - that is a fresh beer. Carmel and hefty grain character in the aroma with a hint of some chocolate and coffee. Clear dark brown with slight amber highlights. Medium to full body and mouthfeel. Quite creamy texture. Caramel and molasses notes in flavor along with some chocolate and coffee. Finish is sweet with medium bitterness and low hop flavor. Doesn’t have the lager character expected - more like an ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown color with a medium head. A lot of roast and sweetness on the nose. There are flavors of brown sugar, caramel, and a little sour yeast on the finish. For a porter, it’s not overly well balanced, but fairly full flavored. For a Baltic porter...it really doesn’t measure up. This one isn’t a bad beer, but it sure is a bad representation of the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (3811) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Shared Bottle at Tronraner’s Xmas Eve^3 tasting. Pours brown with thin white head. Nose is very vegetal which turns into a vegetal nuttiness in the flavor. Light toast and butter. Not wholey unpleasant, but not a very good baltic porter either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, slight nuts, and cocoa. Poured dark brown/mahogany/ruby in color with a large, dense, creamy, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of chocolate, malts, roasting, Hershey’s Syrup, light rye, slight smoke, slight tobacco, light chalk, and light caramel. Full body. Thick, viscous, sticky texture. Average carbonation.

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