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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 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bomber from trade with Crajun. Dark cola colored pour with a thin light brown head. Little lacing. Full aroma of roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit and some booze sugars. Complex flavor with brown bread, dark chocolate, coffee roast and a plum/date fruitiness. Medium on the palate, soft on the carbonation, alcohol nicely hidden at 9%.

   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
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Dark beer much like there stout. Almost no head, but who cares. Great coffee taste, and you can definitely pick up on the warmth from the 9%. Its debatable which is better here the porter or the stout, but you cant go wrong here either way.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Black with a small tan head. Roasty, chocolaty, malty, coffee aroma. The flavor is of bitter dark chocolate and is slightly ashy. Bit of a thin body.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 19/20
Guyute_Pig (101) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2011 Bottle courtesy of OrlGamecock, thanks. Nice dark black pour with a decent tan head. Rich and fullbodied, very robust, chocolate and roasty. Nicely balanced brew, enjoyed it and will have to find again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Having had this both from the bottle and on tap, this is sort of an amalgamation of a review, though the notes are from the tap, which I find slightly superior. Pours a true auburn bordering-on-black brown with a half-finger tan head. A somewhat muted bouquet on the nose: some savory (roasted malt, toasted oat), some sweet (milk chocolate, sweet dark fruit). I get a little more complexity from the bottled version in the nose; on tap, it smells like caramelized malts and raisins. Deliciously balanced in the mouth. A dark fruit and chocolate beginning gives way to licorice, some smokiness, roasted malts and coffee. Slightly warming. Velvety; medium-bodied. This is a very nice Baltic Porter, and a wonderful beer.

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