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RATINGS: 141   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 (8636) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Thanks to the Atlanta crew for sharing this one. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is some roast, slight malt, some yeast, and slight dark fruit. Flavor is similar with a nice portery finish. Interesting beer.

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.

3.4
   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, it’s easy to drink and true to style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (913) - Vermont, USA - FEB 1, 2013
StFun supplied. Thanks! 650 mL bottle containing a darkish wooded brown with which a khaki head half a fingernail in length rested on. Smells fairly sweet, boozy and caramelized. Raisins on the forefront, met with pilsener malt, ash, and chocolate potato chips. Perhaps some yeast, as well. Tastes basically how it smells: raisins, caramels, smoke and artificial chocolate. Heat, soured milk, tobacco and yeast by swallow. Was kind of a like a dark beer smoothie wherein a few dark beers are blended together in a blender hoping for the best. This is not terrible, or great. It’s... fine, for the most part.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1330) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4 ounces on draft at ChurchKey during the SAVOR Surly event, probably left over from the previous night’s event. Dark brownish black with tan head. Thanks solidfunk! Aromas of smoke, peat, chocolate. Tasting notes of peat, smoke, light chocolate. Medium body with a light mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
"A-pours a jet black liquid with a creamy light brown colored head. S-hints of chocolate with lots of burnt ashy aromas, notes of burnt coffee, light plum malty sweetness in the back. T-the taste has hints of chocolate with more of the ashy burnt aromas, malty sweetness with a light hop presence bringing some floral flavors and a hint of bitterness. M-extremely smooth and creamy, medium body, actually slightly thin in the back with a light carbonation and bitter finish. D-this is ok, taste is better than the nose, the flavors have a much less burnt components and ash than the nose. plain but not bad."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
Tap at the Sessions. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head leaving some laces. Aroma is slightlybroadted, malty, sweetish, fruity, bready and some chocolate. Flavor is a bit watery, acidy slightly roasted and sweet in front, bitterness yet not too heavy with slight soapy and grassy touch. Finishes bitter dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Taste thanks to Chris!
dark black, puffy cream head with light lacing. Straightforward chocolate, lightly dirty roast, grainy Graham cracker in the back. Heavy fudgy flavor, lightly bitter roast through the finish. Mouth is coating, a bit dark chocolate bitter, not green enough. A bit of dark fruit in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4644) - 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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