RateBeer
overall
99
96
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with a light sweetness. The flavor has roasted malts, toffee, and a bit of a fruity sweetness. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at Maxís tasting. Black with brown head. Nose and taste of roasted chocolate, dry chocolate malt, coffee and light coconut.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bomber thanks to Scott. Pours dark with lively tan head. Nose of vanilla, cocoa and toffee. Bitter taste of roasted malt, espresso, and dark fruit. Creamy mouthfeel for the style. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10795) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
A: Pours a very dark brown color with a nice off-white, perhaps khaki colored, head. S: Nice and roasty with a bit of a coffee aroma to it as well as some dark chocolate. There may be some hints of dark fruits, like black cherries or currants. Touches of char and molasses are also present. T: Similar things going on in terms of the flavor. Strong roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. Thereís a touch of creaminess to it that I wasnít quite anticipating, but found enjoyable either way. The mild molasses character is there on the tongue and quite nice. M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation and smooth feel on the tongue. D: A really solid beer that was easy to drink and which I found enjoyable overall.

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 (5537) - 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 (275) - 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 (7347) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 3 4 5  6  7 8 9 » 14


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50