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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Black/brown pour with a small, frothy, tan head. Heavy roast on the aroma with notes of cocoa, brown sugar, and a little bit of boozy dark fruit. The flavor is also very roasty with notes of cocoa, roasted nuts, coffee, alcohol and slight smoke. Velvety, medium body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
22oz. bomber, with thanks to StFun for the great Wants List bonus! Pours a dark cola brown with a large tan head. Aroma is toasted malts, a little smoke, some chocolate, and earthy hops. Flavor is more toasted/roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, light caramel and hints of smoke and earthiness. Very enjoyable and tasty. Glad to finally get the chance to try this one, thanks again Josh!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bottle from the mighty Samís Quik Shop. Only a hint of light leaks through this near-black brew. The light tan headís pretty minimal, but lasted throughout the entire glass. I havenít had a ton of Baltic Porters, so I can best describe it by comparing it to the Duck Rabbit version, which is a personal favorite. A lot of the same flavors are apparent, like dark chocolate, prunes, and coffee, though significantly more muted in taste and aroma. It also leans more towards the chocolate flavors like an imperial stout than the heavy fruits of a baltic. With almost no heat to indicate the strength, it finishes very clean with a pleasant, quick hop note. Basically, itís smoother, milder, and less complex than the Duck Rabbit, which isnít necessarily a bad thing, just different. The lack of heat and already smooth flavors leaves me less inclined to age my other bottles as long as Iíd expected to. Perhaps Iíll lay one down for a couple years to see what happens, but it just doesnít strike me as a beer meant to age.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
On tap at foothills, pours dark with a slight tan lacing. Burnt aroma, roasted coffee, first sip is coffee, very smooth. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Sampled at a Freetail release, bottle share. Pours a dark, deep brown with some ruby highlights and a mocha head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate and espresso. Flavors are similar and adds milk chocolate and medium sweetness. Very nice lingering coffee/cocoa finish. Iíd seek this one out again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
From tap at Brewery. Pours a deep black in color with small tan head. A balanced aroma in sweetness, roasted chocolate and malt. Clean and not too heavy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devilben02 (281) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2007
draft. pretty darn close to jet black with a small head that quickly said goodbye. roasted malts with a sweet black cherry aroma in the background. wonderful roasted flavors comingling with dark chocolate and a some light cherry syrup. evrything was balanced nicely as nothing stood out and overpowered the other. bitterness in th end was very even with just enough lasting power to not disrupt you. great baltic porter. at 9% its crazy cause you defintaley dont taste it. foothills has been very impressive.

4.4
   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.

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.


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