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


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Black color, with beige head. Nice aroma of dark chocolate and dark bread, hot chocolate, milk. The body is well structured, the mouthfeel round; it has a strong flavor of caramel, dark chocolate, with liquorice and some residual sweetness; also has the character from bottom fermentation, with a fruity trace; correct bitterness, with some roasted nuts in the final, and slight oxidization.
A very fine example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle shared late night during RBWG 2015. Vintage 2011. Pours reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Some oxidation present on the nose, a bit of cocoa, toasted caramel. Medium sweets or, sugary, with some brown sugar, earthy hops, toffee. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Sugary dark malt finish with mellow chocolate. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle in the hotel lobby, RBWG ’15, night 2 - 20/02/15 thanks to whomever shared this number. Mahogany brown with a moderate beige covering. Nose is rich roast, dark fruit rinds, light cocoa rub. Taste comprises dark toffee, rich malt, light charr, spice, chocolate. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok Baltic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14649) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
500mL bottle, pours dark brown / black with a small tan head. Aroma of light espresso, light roasted malt and light chocolate - all subtle notes. Flavour of slightly burnt, roasted malt, espresso, slight bitterness and slight sweetness. Quite decent,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
A deep dark porter with a super thick, creamy and onctuous brown head. In aroma, herbaceous chocolate, dark fruits, light iron notes, very nice. In mouth, a superb sweet caramelized chocolate, with light soy sauce, fudge, alcohol warmth, coffee grind, briney notes, very nice, rich and intense. Bottle shared with probstk, Aug. 21 2011.Merci Karl!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Sweet dark chocolate, roast and some molasses. Deep dark brown with a nice light brown head. Cocoa and sweet caramel with a light bitter finish. Age has taken its toll, but still ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2011
Private Garrison order. A big beer, very malty with a touch of sourness. While drinkable, not hitting the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle during the RBWG lobby share. Pours a clear amber with small white head. The aroma is molasses and brown sugar. Thin mouth with candy sugar and caramel, light booze, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2009
2009-04-10. Black body with a modest creamy tan head. Moderate alcohol in the aroma, roasty chocolate undertones. (7+) Flavour is pleasant, rich malt, moderate bitterness, mild fruity undertones - dark fruit. Smooth full bodied palate. Simple but pretty good, very enjoyable. Bottle shared by GregClow

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
500ml bottle, tasted during RBWG hotel tasting. Hazy amber brown color. Thin off-white head. Ropes and dots and bits of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, sort of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Dark chocolate, dark fruit, some oxidization. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation, mild slick finish. Decent porter, but seems like it’s past its prime. Kind of an acidic finish.

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