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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (612) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours a dark hue but very slight reddiness and slight brown head. Aroma is strong of molasses and caramel. Taste carries through with the same roastiness and very little bitterness. Very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (544) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours dark, dark, dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is cocoa, dried fruit, dried cherry, fain smoke, vanilla, espresso, and a little spice. Taste is very sweet, with molasses, dried fruit, alcohol up front. Kind of makes me think of a barley wine with more coffee notes. Excellent stuff, I just wish I was drinking it in the winter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle. Dark color. small head. Aromas of coffee, toffee, and some roasted malt. Taste is too sweet for my liking. A bit of burnt malt and some very light coffee notes as well. As it warms it becomes way to sticky and sweet. Very dry palate with a lingering roasted malt aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (498) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
Pours an oily deep amber-brown body with a decent mocha head that settles down rather quickly, until it reaches about 1cm. Aroma is woody, floral hops, caramel, toffee, old cheese, some smokiness, spices and dates. Taste: caramel, roasted malt, dates, brown sugar, vague hop presence, floral, a little medicinal, soft and round. Not bad, but probably the worst of their brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours a deep brown, almost black colour with small beige foam on top. Aroma of roasty malts. Taste of chocolate, coffee. Sweet beer!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
black pour, not really any head. mostly tasted black licorice, raisins and booze. not a fan of black licorice so i didnt really like this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
500 ml bottle. Ruby pour, tan head. A lot going on here. Aromas of burnt malt, lavender, citrus hops, prunes. Oily mouthfeel. A little metallic and salty, not well balanced, but nice levels of sweet dried fruit, coffee, dark chocolate, and then a fresh hoppy finish. Not too boozy given the ABV. Ok, not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
swiseman (424) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 10, 2009
While this is an excellent beer very rich in both malt and hop flavour, the strong alchol taste is overally present. very thick body. a good sipping beer, but maybe a bit too "heavy" for most drinkers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 24, 2009
Deep, golden brown. Dark tan head, goes away quickly. Mild, resiny hop notes, charcoal and molasses, crispy toasted yeastish(is that a word?) aroma. Flavor earthy with spice hints, alcohol aftertaste. Medium to thick body. Improves as it warms, warms you up from the inside as well... YUM

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 20, 2009
Good, not great. Doesn’t warrant the price of admission. Six dollars at my local NB Liquor should good me something along the lines of this brewery’s winter warmer or something enjoyable from Unibroue. That being said, it does have a lot going for it. The finish is surprisingly clean. Not being too familiar with the style I can’t comment too much on it. However, it is not the best black beer I’ve had with a malty character and high alcohol content.


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