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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6157) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5950) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5754) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5186) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
Le liquide est brun foncé presque noir. Le mince col de mousse qui se dépose s’estompe aussitôt. Au nez, notes douces de malt foncé avec une touche de mélasse et des pointes évidentes de dattes. Dans les saveurs, le malt foncé revient sous un aspect plus chocolaté. Il dessine son profil autour de la présence d’un sucre cuit et de fruits foncés. Présence de notes herbeuses. Le liquide présente une densité corporelle moyenne et une texture liquoreuse. Arrière-goût sucré et amer avec une apparition légère du 9% d’alcool. (Bouteille de 500 ml en provenance de Dieppe, N-B).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2010
dark brown color, light brown color. Huge molasses and dark chocolate nose. Rich molasses and chocolate. Molasses finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
Des notes sévères de mélasse et de torréfaction soutenu par une présence en bouche très enveloppante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4903) - 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?

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