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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 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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
A tasty though not great porter. Yes, chocolate and sweetness all whipped up, fluffy and granular malted milk mouthfeel. The bitterness is hops and I was Ok with it, although my 23-year old who shared the bottle thought it was a it metallic and not spot on the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle sampled at the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, Charlottesville, VA, 9/11/10. It was nice to see this as they only brought one bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, nutty notes, minty hops and faint fruity notes in the finish. The taste is chocolate, minty hops, nutty notes and caramel. Full bodied. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Black with brown head. Nose and taste of roasted chocolate, dry chocolate malt, coffee and light coconut.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7822) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle shared by someone at Oakquinox. Pours with a near black body and a small tan head. Aromas of raisins, tobacco, dark fruit and a bit earthy. Flavors are dark fruits, earthy, tobacco, lightly vinous and estery. Creamy, medium bubbles.

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 hadn’t 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 it’s only going to get better.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7092) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2011
Bomber. Poured clear, rich mahogany with a tall, sticky tan head.. medium-viscosity.. set up well in the glass. The aroma picked up burnt black and chocolatey malts, paired with more than ample pine and earthy hop accents.. warmth brought out darker fruits and caramelized vanilla bean.. warm and enticing. The flavor found charred darker fruits and black malts at the core, with grainy related sugars riding well through the finish.. a touch of maple and vanilla right on the back.. alcohol isn’t really apparent until just after the swallow. Medium-bodied and very sweet on the palate.. a few too many residual sugars.. nice char to it.. overall a tasty and well-crafted brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6768) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Tasted at the big “SeaBass has got to go” tasting courtesy of fishingnet. Pours amber with full tan head. The modest aroma is sweet with some dark fruity esters mixing with caramel as well as sugary malt sweetness and seems to lack earthiness this style typically has. The taste is dark roasted malts, prunes, a bit of fig meat note, chocolate and then a pleasing level of earthiness into the finish. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jess’s place. Pours a ruby brown to black with a thin white head. Warm roast and chocolate, faint alcohol notes. Smooth roast and vanilla, dark fruit. Big warm roast, chocolate and roast bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle @ Seabass going away party, Jan15th ’11. brune foncée approchant le noir, col est mi-café au lait.beige. Malt et caramel, note moka avec au fini une légère amertume de chocolat. Alcool est réchauffant au palais.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to my Secret Santa! Poured near black with a brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of roasted malts with dark grains, chocolate and a hint of slight coffee. Flavor was also full of roasted dark grains with a bit of coffee coming out in the finish.


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