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RATINGS: 139   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - 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 (3437) - 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 (1068) - 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 (8566) - 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 (9704) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is roasted malt and very chocolate, with a hinto sour. Taste starts as sweet almost hershey’s chocolate, then goes to a dry, a smooth warmth, and then a bitter combination of hops and malt. Medium/full bodied with just a tad of fizziness. This beer is a tick from being most ex ellent.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
bottle at Max and Jess’s place - dark black pour with reddish highlights. Roasted malts and chocolate, faint alcohol and vanilla. Coffee roast with a dry bitterness. Bit hot at the finish with some carbonic notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1715) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle, thanks Shane. Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, and coffee. Medium body, with a fairly long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3348) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Sampled at DLD 2011. Actually, the person in front of me in line offered me a sip of this excellent brew. Aroma of chocolate, roast, lactose sugar, mild alcohol. There are some note of coffee, leafy hops and vanilla as well. Flavor is smooth, nice chocolate and roast in the forefront. Vanilla, and a mild bitter finish comes out towards the end. Very good. Nice mouthfeel, good carbonation. Finishes dry and roast. Pretty cool beer to try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3230) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Enormous thanks to Durhambeer for this bottle! The beer pours a deep ruby color when held up to the light, generally it looks a dark brown (almost black). The head is big and leaves some lace on the glass. The flavor is very roasty and really pretty pleasantly bitter both in a roasty coffee sort of way and a hoppy way. The hops are far more mellow than the roasty bitterness thought. The beer is really pretty dry all around Really comes across like an excellent porter, the strength & hop character suggests an imperial porter, the clean character and the mild smokiness suggest that this is akin to a Baltic Porter. It’s really some sort of magical blend of all three porter styles.


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