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RATINGS: 135   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 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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
750ml bottle shared with dosbeerigos. Dark pour with very little carbonation, not a whole lot of head to speak of. Aroma is malty, chocolaty. Flavor is dominated by bitter chocolate with a malty presence that hangs long on the palate. I guess I was expecting more from this, but itís still a solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
(Draught at GABF) clear ruby brown with tan head. Nose of raisin, caramel, and sweet chocolate. Taste of caramel, toasty, and chocolate malt. Nice sweet linger, thick body thatís also creamy. Nice baltic porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Aroma:Roasty notes, a little bit of sourness. Appearance:Very dark brown. Nice head that dissipates quickly. Taste:Dark Chocolate, roasty malts, a little coffee. The foretaste also has some of the sour notes I associate with dark roasts. The mid to aftertaste has some caramel notes. Palate:Smooth and creamy. Medium to heavy body. Good carbonation. Overall:This is a good example of a baltic porter, itís easy to drink and true to style.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
poured into tulip glass nice dark black with a brown edging to it. decent amount of head, sticks around a while. smells like chocolate, roast, coffee, and some tobacco/leather notes. the taste was acrid dry and a bit burnt. behind that was some underlying chocolate and slight cherry flavors. more what i would expect from a baltic porter. some wood and tobacco as well. mouthfeel was too dry. decent medium body to it. but roasted dryness kills drinkability was average at best due to the roasty dryness of the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devilben02 (265) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Poured from the bottle, the color is a deep, nearly opaque dark brown, with a thick, foamy beige head that quickly settles to a thin film surrounded by a foamy halo. The aroma is rich and potent, with notes of cocoa powder and licorice. The flavor likewise features a dark roasted malt profile of bittersweet chocolate and licorice, but a nice pine hop bitterness and a little booze is also in there. The very-fine carbonation provides a silky texture that works well with the slightly warming booziness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
From the cellar at Foothills brewpub, Winston-Salem NC in 2006. This hadnít been officially released yet so many thanks to Jamie for rustling up this preview from the cellar. Looked great - pitch black, with a lasting, thick brown head. Big burnt malt aroma with plenty of coffee and chocolate. Quite rich, dark chocolate on the palate with some firm hops and a strong roasty bitterness. Quite dry and fairly bitter. Full, firm mouthfeel but also smooth. Drinks nicely - the alcohol is not intrusive or distracting at all. Superb stuff and itís only going to get better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
bomber; clear dark brown with trace off-white head; stale coffee, sweet coffee, charred malt, light sweetness; smells pretty damn good; body is very thin with clean mouthfeel and fresh brown sugar mixed light stale fruit and roasted malt; mild twang in the finish; a little thin for my tastes; similar to my impressions of the nearby Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter, though its been a long time since Iíve had that

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Nice quite dark roasted aroma of cocoa and licorice. Lightly sweet flavor with light tar and charcoal. Quite well balanced and nice if you like a super roasty Baltic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle shared by suzygreenberg. Thanks Ben! Nose is really nice, dark roasted malts, dark fruit, nutty notes, chocolate, lightly tart fruits. Pours dark brown pretty much black, nice tan head. The flavor is roasted initially with notes of almost charred malts, lots of sweet dark fruits, caramel, lightly tart in the finish. Dry with some residual sugary sweetness in the finish. Alcohol is masked. An enjoyable baltic for sure!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bomber. Thanks to zizzybalubba! Pours black with a two finger brown head. Muted aromas which was probably due to the fact that I served it too cold and with the temp outside hovering around 37 it never warmed up. Flavor of dark roasted chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and nuts. Finishes with a slight metallic tinge. Overall a very good baltic from Foothills.


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