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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16123) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
27th January 2012
Bottle shared with the Kernel crew. Opaque black beer. Good pale tan head. Very light palate. Starts moderately crisp but turns softer. Clean mild dark malt with an ephemeral floralness. Nice mild hop profile. Mild cream lacto. Traces of coffee and chocolate. Dry finish with more chocolate and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2012
(22oz bottle via trade). Pours a smoky black color with trim espresso head. Aroma has some smoke, cocoa nibs, coffee. Taste is semi-sweet with some roast. Medium bodied with a dry finish. It has a nice depth of flavors that keep it interesting. The alcohol is noticeable as it warms the throat and chest.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
22oz bottle, I believe it was from wavers1, thanks Baker. Rating #123. Dense black pour with a tan head. Light roastiness with some hints of chocolate and dried fruits. Nice roasty flavor, a little smokiness and dark chocolate, real nice stuff. (2211)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3498) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours dark brown with some ruby colored tinges in the light and a tan head of foam. The aroma is really inviting with some wonderful notes of fig newton, chocolate syrup, and mocha latte. The flavor is outstanding with great balance between some sweet dark fruit, chocolate and roasted malt. There is some hint of lager yeast esters in the finish. A top notch baltic porter!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (995) - , Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Aromas of roasted malts and stuff and chocolate. Pour was black with some light at edges. Mouthfeel was soid; medium thickness. Taste was similiar to aroma and good - roasted malt, minimal sweetnes and hops, bitter chocolate. This ended nice with a smoov and lasting roasted chocolate flavor..... From bomber received in a trade..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
In short: A corpulent, roasted, chocolaty and surprisingly drinkable big black beer
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed when almost 1 year after the bottle release (first bottle release mid-aug 2010). Bottle sent to me by changeup45, thanks a lot Gary
The look: Near black (very near black) body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is mostly chocolate pudding, Fig Newtons™ and some roast. Taste follows in the same direction, cocoa powder, burnt fruit cake, chocolate fudge, a lot of residual sugars, dates, figs, crunchy pie crust, molasses, dark caramel. Very roasted, even to the point of being a bit chalky. A surprising hop presence in the finish that really felt like green hops pellet trying counterbalance the massive sweetness. I was surprised at how easy to drink this beer was, before I knew it my bomber was gone, so the beer gets bonus points for drinkability. A pretty damn good beer from the great state of North-Carolina, which reminds me we haven’t heard about the state of South-Carolina for a long time, I wonder what these sneaky bastards are up to.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3565) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Opaque beer with a short lived brown head. Great aroma of toasted malts, bitter chocolate and malted milk balls. Such a smooth beer. Great balance between the roasted malts and thebitter hops. This is late at night so I’m not quite as articulate as i’d like, but this is a great beer to be sought after.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1171) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Thanks Andy! Tiniest bit of fresh fruit, a la DFH WWS. Some coffee. Some smoke. Nice raw grain flavor. Black patenty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8954) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
A tasty though not great porter. Yes, chocolate and sweetness all whipped up, fluffy and granular malted milk mouthfeel. The bitterness is hops and I was Ok with it, although my 23-year old who shared the bottle thought it was a it metallic and not spot on the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bomber courtesy of Forgetfu (thanks Bill) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown heasd. Aromas of roasted malt, graininess, bitter chocolate and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, prune, bitter chocolate and molasses with a smooth lingering roasty chocolate finish.


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