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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Big thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. This one was on my wants for a long time. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very nice. The dominant flavor is heavy, dark chocolate with some roasted malt and a little bit of sugar or molasses mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a ton of milk chocolate and roasted malt, along with some cream notes. Not really a traditional Baltic Porter flavor profile, but a very enjoyable chocolate-bomb of a beer. Medium to full mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This beer definitely didnít disappoint. Another good beer from North Carolina.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
22oz bottle as an awesome extra in a recent trade. thanks! pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a thick, creamy, short-live beige head leaving nice rings of lace. aroma is great with bold, roasted malts, dark cereal grains, smoked almonds, and light coffee with hints of dark fruits, earthy hops, a bit of cocoa powder. flavor is delicious as well with dark chocolate, dried cherries, and raisins initially with roasted malts, burnt grain, and smoke at mid palate and finishing with creamy, cold coffee, oats, and a hint of licorice. palate is medium bodied, smoothly carbonated, and leaves a lingering, roasted bitterness on the finish. overall, a great baltic porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with no head.

Aroma: Milk chocolate, brownie, licorice and herbal hops.

Taste: Burnt roast, big spicy herbal hops, black coffee and ashes.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with fizzy, lively carbonation.

Overall: Solid, dry, bold, highly drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden in this balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Nice quite dark roasted aroma of cocoa and licorice. Lightly sweet flavor with light tar and charcoal. Quite well balanced and nice if you like a super roasty Baltic.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3429) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2007 On draft at a Charlotte Mellow Mushroom (now called Moondogs or something like that). Poured a dark brown/black; not all that much head. Aroma was slightly sweet, with roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor was much of the same with a good mouthfeel. Could have been creamier; but still, was really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1725) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle picked up at the brewpub. Strong cocoa in the nose with cream, woody/smoke notes, and toffee. A dark fruit presence sneaks in after the fact. Pours dark; looks black with some amber coming through, and a thick fluffy head. This is a very smooth drinking Porter, creamy, but also assertive. Chocolate is very prominent in the flavor which isnít surprising following the aroma. Dark fruit mixes in with roasty coffee, light bitterness, and some char in the finish. Porters typically arenít one of my favorite styles but this is good stuff. Probably one of the best Porters Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1473) - Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Pour thanks to daknole. Brown with a khaki head. Aromas of campfire smoke, chocolate, coffee. Flavor shows the same and is reinforced with some nice roasted malt notes. Overall body is moderate to full, moderately sweet and finishes with a light roasted bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 19/20
Guyute_Pig (102) - Asheville, North Carolina, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7825) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by pantanap- thanks again, Kan! Kan crossed off a long-time want with this one. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate malts, earth, smoked wood, and toasted brown sugar. Flavor of chocolate and caramel malts, earth, coffee, wood, and some dark fruits (berries and plums). Finishes with a cigarette taste. Medium-bodied, with an earthy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Pretty unique beer.

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