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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 Samís 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Sweet chocolate and coffee on the nose. Pours black with a thin tan head. Bitter chocolate with molasses and roasted malts, bitter coffee as well. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3714) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bomber thanks to beermeX2 on BA. Pours black in color with a nicely formed lacey tan head that lasts. Great roasty and chocolatey aroma with hints of dark chocolate. The flavor is also excellent. Better than some vintages of Sexual Chocolate even. Roast, chocolate, dark chocolate, and even some molasses and anise. Medium-full bodied with a smooth silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Really excellent overall. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1473) - Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Pour thanks to daknole. Brown with a khaki head. Aromas of campfire smoke, chocolate, coffee. Flavor shows the same and is reinforced with some nice roasted malt notes. Overall body is moderate to full, moderately sweet and finishes with a light roasted bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1644) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2010
22 oz. bottle purchased from Foothills. Dark black pour with a healthy tan head. Aroma of smoky malts, roasted espresso, walnuts, and hints of dark fruit. Huge dark coffee flavors jump out with noticeable smoke and bitter chocolate. The finish is lingering but there is little, if any, detectable alcohol warmth. This is really quite fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1725) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle picked up at the brewpub. Strong cocoa in the nose with cream, woody/smoke notes, and toffee. A dark fruit presence sneaks in after the fact. Pours dark; looks black with some amber coming through, and a thick fluffy head. This is a very smooth drinking Porter, creamy, but also assertive. Chocolate is very prominent in the flavor which isnít surprising following the aroma. Dark fruit mixes in with roasty coffee, light bitterness, and some char in the finish. Porters typically arenít one of my favorite styles but this is good stuff. Probably one of the best Porters Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2982) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2010
bottle, from Samís Quik Stop. Good aroma, sweet, malty. Nutty, yeasty, chocolate, marshmallow, little ash, got caramel as it warmed. Dark orangy brown color, small head, little to no lace. I poured rather slow though. Sweet bitter flavor. Thick body, creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Very nice brew, certainly met expectations. Flavor rocked with rich malty flavor, lots of chocolate, nice sweet streak about it, flavor had nice transition as it warmed, kept getting sweeter, Love the Foothills....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Dark dark brown pour. Light brown head. Aroma is smokey, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dark pumpernickel toast. Flavor is loaded with chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, toffee. Helluva good porter. Yes indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (915) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 27, 2010
courtesy of beerness, thanks! beautiful pour, spot on. the aroma is slightly off and funky, but i sort of like it for some reason lol! the taste is nice, a tinge pof funk which adds a nice quality and attributes to a great mouth feel. super velvety and creamy. nice stuff! and interesting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle from Samís in Durham. Pours nearly black with large tan head. Nose shows generous bitter chocolate, dark fruits and cherries, some nuttiness, and mild ash. Ash cones through a bit more on the taste. Palate is full for the style. Not as intense as some Baltics, but damn good. Still canít beat Duck Rabbit, especially dollar for dollar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Black with a small tan head. Roasty, chocolaty, malty, coffee aroma. The flavor is of bitter dark chocolate and is slightly ashy. Bit of a thin body.

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