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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5799) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5371) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (5369) - 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,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
The beer pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol. The aroma is about what I expected in a Baltic porter. The taste is much more complex. I get a lot of roasted/burnt malt which leads to the beer being somewhat bitter. I also get a lot of chocolate, cherries, raisins, molasses and alcohol. After reading the label and the ingredients in the beer, I also get some dates, but I am not sure if I would have picked them out if I would not have been tipped off that they were included in the recipe. Full mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation. A great beer, one of the best my father brought back from Halifax.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5333) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
Aroma of alcohol and bitter dark chocolate. Tastes like a cherry blossom. Cherry liquere, coconut and chocolate. Where does the fruit flavour come from?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a super large off-white foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of medium dry coffee notes with some black chocolate note and light dry roasted notes. Taste is easily drinkable with loads of coffee notes with some notes of rich black chocolate and light dry roasted malt at the end. Body is quite full with a nice creamy texture. Very well brewed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4364) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
Purchased at Cascadia Colwood for around $6.50/bottle. Pours a small brown, foamy head atop a black body. Nose is incredibly fig, burnt malt. Not what you’d expect from a Baltic porter yet in flavor but has a similar viscosity. Very sweet and lacking all the smoked/ash components I’ve encountered in the past. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Poured a hazy caramel brown color with a beige head and thick oily brown legs. The aroma was salty, smokey, and doughy. Phenolic and smokey flavor but there was some sweet chocolate. Some heat on the finish. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
650ml bottle poured almost black in color with some red highlights and a nice light tan head with some good retention leaving some fine lace on side of glass. Aroma is predominantly chocolate and roasted malts with a trace of coffee and alcohol. Taste is light roasted bitterness with some malty sweetness and a bit of chocolate and coffee and some hop bitterness in the finish. Medium to heavy body and light carbonation give this beer a pleasing enough palate. Fairly smooth and easy to drink and highly recommended.


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