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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Celebrate the anniversary of Pop the Cap with our GABF Gold and Silver award winning Baltic Porter. Brewed only once before, and now bottled in a limited, commemorative edition only available at Sam’s Quick Shop and Foothills. Our Baltic Porter is the perfect way to celebrate NC craft brewing and this special anniversary.

Alc. 9% by Vol. SRM: 40.6 IBU: 51.7


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle thanks to JCB. Dark black pour, a little carbonation and great aroma of peat and bitter chocolate. Flavor is rich creamy smoky bitter chocolate, vanilla, a little black licorice and finished good and bitter with a little dry hoppiness. Solid beer all around.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle sampled at the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, Charlottesville, VA, 9/11/10. It was nice to see this as they only brought one bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, nutty notes, minty hops and faint fruity notes in the finish. The taste is chocolate, minty hops, nutty notes and caramel. Full bodied. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Foothills Baltic porter. 22oz bottle from a recent trade... Pours a dark fudgey chocolate brown with barely lighter edges and a thin light beige head.... Chocolate and mild roasty nose with a bit of dryness oN the backend... Flavors are of chocolate and a medium roasted malt profile. Medium sweetness with a semi-fruity and dry finish. Medium bodies and an earthy touch of bitterness in the finish. 8/4/7/4/14

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6502) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by pantanap- thanks again, Kan! Kan crossed off a long-time want with this one. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate malts, earth, smoked wood, and toasted brown sugar. Flavor of chocolate and caramel malts, earth, coffee, wood, and some dark fruits (berries and plums). Finishes with a cigarette taste. Medium-bodied, with an earthy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Pretty unique beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
bottle shared by kan. thanks! nice doughy earthy cocoa aroma. ashy tobacco. tight beer. liked a lot. plummy dark chocolate. light coffee. neat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Graciously traded bottle. Gorgeous black pour with a big, brown head and some serious lacing. Interesting aroma that includes vanilla, sweet chocolate and caramel malt. Silky, creamy mouthfeel almost like chocolate milk. Pretty big chocolate and alcohol flavors. A lurking bitterness from something akin to baking chocolate. This REALLY good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bomber from August 2010, consumed relatively fresh in October 2010. Black at first glance, closer inspection reveals a clear but dark mahogany body with glints of violet and mauve. An initially fizzy head of dark khaki to mocha colored foam is quick to recede, leaving no lace, and nothing but a pencil lead thin ring around the edge. The nose is pretty standard Baltic Porter fare, combining robust chocolate malt roast, creamy caramel, and hints of coffee with fruitler elements of figs, raisins, and maybe some chocolate covered raspberries. Toasted walnuts emerge, along with perhaps some hazelnuts and dark, mildly spiced rum. Flavors again tow the line between roasty and sweet. Toasted caramel and dry chocolate receive an infusion of hazelnut liquor, crusty bread, and some surprisingly potent, biting, earthy hops. Brown sugar and spicy nutmeg come through on the lengthy finish. The palate is noticeably thinner than that of other Baltics I’ve tried, but it still shows decent substance. Intensely lively carbonation needles the tongue aggressively, ushering in a dry, almost parching finish with some dry residual sugars. Overall, it’s a pretty decent brew, but there are some noticeable flaws that keep this out of the top tier of the genre.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Thanks to the Atlanta crew for sharing this one. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is some roast, slight malt, some yeast, and slight dark fruit. Flavor is similar with a nice portery finish. Interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, chocolate, hops, smoke, and light roasting. Poured very dark brown/almost black in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, slight smoke, slight hops, and a hint of tar. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, slight smoke, and slight hop finish is dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle… Clear, very dark lager with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The bouquet offers big-time chocolate and lesser notes of tobacco and cola. Full-bodied and creamy with kicked-back carbonation. The hearty flavor is sweet and chocolaty. Finishes bittersweet (more bitter than sweet). Bottle courtesy of OrlGamecock!


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