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Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Baltic Porter
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This traditional beer style was originally brewed in countries bordering the Baltic Sea. Although derived from English porters, it was mostly influenced by Russian imperial stouts. Typically, the Baltic porters are brewed with lager yeasts and are smoother than the imperial stouts. Grand Baltic Porter is good for the soul & luxurious on a cold Baltic night. Skal!


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdobbs (331) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
Aroma is one of beer’s most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours a deep brown, almost black colour with small beige foam on top. Aroma of roasty malts. Taste of chocolate, coffee. Sweet beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1127) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
Noire aux reflets rougeâtres, une mousse dense et compacte flotte à sa surface et se colle aux parois du verre. Des odeurs de torréfaction et de mélasse se présentent instantanément aux narines. En humant de façon plus perspicace, des arômes de dattes et de raisins secs en émanent. Un goût semblable aux odeurs, avec une touche d’amertume et d’un alcool assez présent, qui fait sortir des vapeurs par le nez pendant que le liquide coule lentement au travers le gosier, Quand même une belle corpulence. (422-231012)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
In short: A sticky Baltic Porter marred by salty soy sauce. Meh.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed a few weeks after purchase, probably fresh
The look: Very dark brown body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is rich blackened malts, toffee and a bit of soy sauce. Taste is black liquorice, salty soy sauce, toffee, tar, raisins, spicy notes of red pepper. Alcohol is a bit apparent. Body is a bit sticky. I’m not a big fan of those sweet sticky Baltic Porters and this one had too much salty soy sauce for me to enjoy it. A rather bland beer form Nova Scotia, a very bad beer province, an when an alcoholic craftbeer lover moves out of Nova Scotia to a province with good beer he is considered a recovering meh Addict.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
radiomgb (2182) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
Dark brown in colour with a thin but long lasting tan head, light lacing. The aroma is of dark chocolate, caramel, alcohol, toffee, earth, burnt malts. The flavour is very boozy, thin, liquorice and chocolate. Hot alcoholic mouthfeel, medum/light body, mild carbonation. Finishes long, very hot with lots of booze.

A strange Baltic Porter. Very heavy on the alcohol and too thin.

500ml bottle from the LCBO in Orleans, Ontario.
Opened on May 20, 2012.
No date.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2249) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours a slightly velvety black with a small carbonation and a small light beige ring of foam. Aroma is slight cedar wood and roasty malts with a some alcohol sting. Taste is a chocolaty roasted slightly bitter malts with a warming tinge of alcohol. Earthy wood overtones.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
Pours an oily deep amber-brown body with a decent mocha head that settles down rather quickly, until it reaches about 1cm. Aroma is woody, floral hops, caramel, toffee, old cheese, some smokiness, spices and dates. Taste: caramel, roasted malt, dates, brown sugar, vague hop presence, floral, a little medicinal, soft and round. Not bad, but probably the worst of their brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (3585) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Tastes of sweet malt - a little too sugary for me. Smells sweet too. No head retention, pours clear brown. A little roast but not much. Meh. Bottle to kill the hangover.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1240) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
One of the toastiest beers I have ever had. Maybe they started with an IPA and threw it on the campfire? The flavours are sharp here, not much intermingling but a duel to the death between the roastiness and the hops. Definitely NOT a session brew, but just an ephemeral experience for your gullet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
Des notes sévères de mélasse et de torréfaction soutenu par une présence en bouche très enveloppante.


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