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RATINGS: 196   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.


4.8
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2008
12 oz bottle dated 12/08/08 poured deep brown with a huge amount of copper and red in it as well. The head quickly disappears. Big roasty and coffee aroma. Vanilla, chocolate, espresso and breadlike body with a good amount of dryness on the tongue, maybe the rye. A bit of sweetness. Has a big taste similar to a rich cup of coffee with a bit of cream and sugar in it while sitting in a smokey diner. I know that is not much of a flavor description but it reminds me of those late nights in dive diners. Very easy drinking.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3278) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 29, 2008
12 oz bottle, bottled date 102108. Clear dark brown with a tan head. Lots of roasty malt in the nose, coffee and burnt toffee. Excellent sheetlike lacing. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavors, some toffee and dark caramel. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Lingering choco-coffee finish. This one surprised me - well done!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2008
12 oz - Perfect Pour. Deep brownish black, creamy light tan head. Roasted dark cocoa and coffee aromas ride swirls of charred berry and hints of smoke. Dark bitter chocolate and coffee flavors warm into a soft smoked caramel berry finish. A light hop bitterness does well to keep the malt bill in check. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. One of the better winter brews from OD that I have ever encountered. Well done…

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1715) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Dark brown, like cola, with a tan head. Aroma is roasted and slightly burned malt, coffee, and some caramel. Flavor is roasted malt, smoke, coffee, and caramel. Medium body. Very good.

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 there’s nary a hint of booziness. Creamy, mocha-like finish and a lingering roastiness in the aftertaste. It’s as straightforward as a Baltic Porter can be, balanced the fruitiness and the roastiness well and is smooth as velvet. What’s not to like? Six years is a long time to wait between samples...but I think they have improved the recipe since then

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Darker brown color with a roasty, malty aroma that has some sugar dominance in the nose with some roast. Roasty, toasty, sweet malt flavor with some ligh coffee and chocolate. Solid Baltic porter that I really enjoyed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (3999) - 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.

4
   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.


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