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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
From bottle. Rich, slight liquorice aroma with roasted malt. Black in colour, thin white lace. Strong sharp alcohol texture. Liquorice and molasses. Sharp tart finish. Leaves a hint of blackberry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
Not the greatest beer in my opinion. The pour is an unusual brown body with a finger of beige head. The aroma is lightly roasted with a yeast and fruit complex. Not the greatest aroma on a Baltic Porter. The taste is sweet and moderately malty with a warm alcohol finish. Detectable raisin and prune with a mild yeast taste. Just not amazing overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2012
Dark dark brown with a good tan head that leaves behind a little lacing. Aroma is chocolate, oak, licorice, coffee. Taste is balsamic vinegar, coffee, vanilla. Well balanced, medium body, touch of wood on the finish. Tasty! More like an Imperial Stout than a porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle, same as pictured. I dont know how long that bottle was sitting there but when the beer was opened the cap had rusted and let a nice rust residue on the top of the bottle. Almost surely leaving some in the beer. After that happened I still went on to drink some of the beer. I don’t think that cap should have rusted no matter how long it sat there. Pretty funnky stuff. Anyways about the beer, it poured a dark brown to blacky colour. It had a light head from an aggressive pour. The beer tasted decent, really exactly what you expect from a porter, nothing more nothing less, Not extremely appetizing. After that rust insident I would probably search for another porter I wanted rather then springing for another one of these, due ot the rust as well I dumped most of it down the drain, It seemed like the beer really drinking have much flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - APR 11, 2011
Well, the initial tasting and aroma was not impressive so I let it sit for 45 mins from cellar temp. Then I let it sit another half an hour. Here we go. BIg ass light brown head that looks good as it fizzled down to nothing. Very dark brown with red hues. Decent nose: cherry, earth, deep roast, tobacco, chocolate... interesting list of scents but man, this has been quite mild even from first pour. No real flaws, a different aroma bill than I expected but not up to par on the upper end stuff. The flavour reminds me of a mix of a weaker barley wine and a standard west coast porter without a ton of hops. There is some alcohol in most sips, light licorice, lots of roast, the alcohol is on the end but is not hot on lingering. Hint of citrus, tasty spice, good stuff but this isn’t what I hoped from a baltic porter.. then again, I’ve had some awesome BP’s in the last while so I guess the bar is set high. There are some reminders here of an american strong ale. Decent feel, sort of medium bodied and a nice soft finish. Thank you for zero coffee crap! Zop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (2320) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2012 What a beautiful beer in all respects. Frothy head, grand aromas of malt, chocolate, dark fruit and only a hint on the mouth of the alcohol strength. Update Feb 2012: Still lovely beer. A bit light in the mouth but otherwise outstanding. Also getting molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
500 ml bottle from tupalev. thx jeff. pours dark brown with a short tan head. big roasted malt nose. the flavour was similarily of dark roasted malt. really this is an imperial stout that has been lagered. almost as good as the smutty nose baltic but not quite that good. solid beer all around with nothing much that stands out. id buy it regularily if local.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
bottle at the Tally tasting, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is bitter roasted malts, cocoa, and soy. Flavor is rich complex layers of roasted, chocolate, caramel, and burnt malts. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (2015) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
500mL bottle from LCBO. Clear dark brown with very little head. Aroma of molasses, raisins, and smoke. Smooth sweet taste with raisins, dates, molasses, chocolate, and a little hint of smoke. 9% ABV well hidden. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (2000) - 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)

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