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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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 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

thagr81_us' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Got to try this one at the brewpub at the release party. One of the first three glasses poured off the keg. Served from tap into a Foothills fat pilsner (at least how I would describe it). Pours a deep dark brown basically black with a one finger light tan head that lingers throughout. Maintains phenomanial lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of malt, subtle fruit, oatmeal, and a very slight hop hint. The flavor was of oatmeal, malt, dark fruit, and a hint of alcohol upon warming up to room temperature. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation, almost a creamy texture as it goes down. Overall this was quite an excellent brew. Had a very smooth and creamy feel to it that made it go down oh-so easy. The appearance on this one was quite good. While the aroma was quite complex it lacked some intensity to it, but was still nice. However, the flavor totally made up for the lack of aroma intensity. This is a definite must try for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (4392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2015
650 ml. Deep ebony body has a glint of ruby and a thin film of cream on top. Nose is toffee, chocolate, apple, and touches of coffee and dried grass. Tastes of semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, dry grass and some light notes of sourish orange and apple. Long finish of espresso, raisin and dry cocoa. Medium-plus body has smooth medium carbonation and a easy drinking balance with no hint of the 9%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9108) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2015
22oz bottle, thanks to whomever shared this! Dark brown, near-black color. Thin off-white kind of khaki bubbly head. Dots and bits of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of chewy, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Great dark chocolate, cocoa nibs. Light to moderate roast, mild coffee. Moderate sweet-plus taste, moderate bitter. A very solid assertive roasty baltic porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2497) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is rich chocolate, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, some herbal hops, and some ash. Good beer, alcohol is well covered, and would have been one of the best I had have if no ash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2243) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2014
From old tasting notes - Dark brown with ring. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Nice toasted nutty coffee and chocolate. Nice soft palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LiMuBai (222) - - SEP 29, 2014
Malty aroma, pours a deep ebony with a thin brown head. Malty taste with hints of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Very dark maroon color, thick tan head with good lacing and retention. Aroma of earthy but sweet cocoa powder. Taste is smooth milk chocolate, coffee. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
I brought this one to our Stout Day party.

A - Pours extremely dark brown with a nice one finger tall off white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass.

S - This one is fairly roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate. It has a tiny bit of mineral flavor as well. The smokey charred wood aroma mixes well with the dark roast.

T - Starts off with some slightly sweet dark roast quickly giving way to a mix of coffee grounds, dark chocolate, and charred wood. The finish is a mix of dark roast and light smoke, lingering on the pallet for some time. The smooth feel really helps this one out, helping to bring all the flavors together.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, roasty, feel throughout. Very little booze flavor in this one.

O - I really enjoyed this one. It had plenty of flavor and was easy to drink. One of the better baltic porters I have had recently. I didn’t detect a lot of alcohol in this one, I think the year in the cellar did this one some good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft. Dark brown body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, faint alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, alcohol warming, light vinous. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Smokey with some dark chocolate. Light bitter finish. Pours black with good head and lacing. Soft carbonation. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (6119) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Shared at CK with gendv138 and solidfunk. Thanks! Body was a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was some peat, smoked malts, touch of dark chocolate and some molasses. Flavor was light smoke, some chocolate, malts. Okay, but this one wasn’t really my thing.

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