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


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle, thanks to OKBeer. Pours a viscous dark brown with golden highlights and a thick, finely bubbled head. Aroma is burnt sugar, musty cork, prunes and chocolate. Sweet burnt sugar flavour opens the palate, but there are notes of sour cherries, chocolate, raisins, wood, and musty basement. A very tasty brew. Thanks Bobby!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
[2082-20090410] 500mL bottle. Overly sweet currant malt aroma with mild burnt caramel and a hint of bubblegum in the background. Clear, dark mahogany body with a quick creamy tan head. Wooden toasted malt flavour with lots of burnt grass and a long aftertaste. Medium-full body. Nice toasted, a little too much of it though.
(c/o GregClow, w/ him, jerc)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
6/26/10. Sampled at the Tally Tasting 2010. Sweet and almost fruity. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2011
bottle, thanks to one of the Canadian crew for the gift< darker black pour, mediu roast, liquid tootsie roll. medium mouthfeel. hid the 9% well. Nice enjoyable porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 7, 2011
On tap at Volo
Aroma proper aroma, raisins, prunes with light roast. Slight alcohol with earthy ending.7+
Appearance slight haze on this dark brown ale. Beige top.
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied with softer walls. Raisin, alcohol sugary sweetness, malty. Good interpretation of Baltic Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6781) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
My bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o tupalev. Pours a dark, deep brown with an average size tan head. Mild aroma of lightly roasted malt, caramel, some alcohol and a hint of coffee. Flavour is different then expected but I like it: Roasty with slightly burnt caramel, light green hops, some dark fruit and some maple syrup. Medium to full bodied. Pretty good, perhaps not quite on style but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6612) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and garthicus, bottle courtesy of tupalev. Near opaque ruby-black, decent fizzy-creamy tan head. Slightly metallic aroma, leafy, dry, slightly boozy, burnt prunes. Taste - burnt molasses, dry herbal bitterness, alcohol, steeped raisins, scorched nutshell - a lot going on, not balanced, but interesting. Light, slick mouthfeel, alcoholic, a bit carbonized - long boozy burnt linger. Nice effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6203) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
pours dark brown with a small beige head, some retention. burnt caramel, molasses, lager dark fruitiness, spices, light coconut, raisins, caramelized and buttered nuts - not really diacetyls, roasted dry coffee - hint of acidity. soft carbonation, light to medium body - smooth and not too heavy, nor sweet, just enough grassiness in the finish. remarkable balance, never cloying and classic. definitely what i would hope for in... estonia or lithuania..!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.

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