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

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RATINGS: 96   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
500ml bottle. Flavours of toffee, dark chocolate and coffee make this bitter but sweet. Not a quick drink, but enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1141) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - JAN 4, 2009
Pours a thick opaque brown with a thin creamy light brown head. Nose is very faint, with some roasty malts, and not a whole lot else. First thing I notice is that it is very smooth. Flavour is a bit of alcohol and lots of chocolatey malts. There is some bitterness, particularly in the finish. It has some almost spicy notes present as well, in the middle and the finish. Finish is slightly slightly bitter and lots of black malts. Mouthfeel is super creamy and smooth. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2368) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2009
500mL bottle shared by JoeMcPhee. Poured into a copita glass with a larger brown head and a black body. Aroma is partially affected by the overcarbonation, take some elements away from it. Otherwise, there is a good amount of roast and light cocoa maltiness. The flavor is nicely balanced with the thick roast, cocoa and light dark fruit sweetness. It’s easy drinking yet full of flavor. Just needs a little less carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EastCoaster (122) - USA - JUL 27, 2009
Since this is fermented with a lager yeast the body id thinner than one would expect in a beer this dark, not altogether unpleasant though, but dicey as the beer comes in at a hefty percentage definitely one to lay down to cellar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1146) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
500mL bottle at a casual Saturday afternoon tasting with matt7215. Bottle from Jeff, thanks to both of you guys. Pours a deep dark reddish-brown that is mostly clear, but with a bit of sediment. Aroma is very much in line with an Imperial Stout. Anise, chocolate, coffee, soy sauce, ink, molasses and toffee, minor booze. Flavour is a a seemless blend of all of the above, nice fuller-feeling palate and definitely rich and satisfying. Not terribly complex, but very tasty and well brewed. A nice standard rendition of a Baltic Porter. Hard to believe this is a Canadian beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3044) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, 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).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
500ml bottle provided by Alex for our Canadian tasting...Pours a medium brown with a light tan head that rises about a finger but is gone right away, ugly...Light aroma of chocolate and grain, with a light dark fruits, not as sweet as expected for a bp...From the taste and feel I think right away this is a very lagerish bp. Not very sweet, roasy with dark fruits, not overly strong but decent enough to drink. Nothing special but I’d drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (673) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2011
Rusty lid for me as well. Pours dark dark brown - light only sneaking through on the edges. Nice tight foam on top. Aromas - raisin, roast, molasses. Overripe banana? Almost has a smoky quality to it. Interesting progression as it warms up in the mouth. Warming alcohol touch to it. Sweetness gets a bit sticky/cloying after a while.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Black color, with beige head. Nice aroma of dark chocolate and dark bread, hot chocolate, milk. The body is well structured, the mouthfeel round; it has a strong flavor of caramel, dark chocolate, with liquorice and some residual sweetness; also has the character from bottom fermentation, with a fruity trace; correct bitterness, with some roasted nuts in the final, and slight oxidization.
A very fine example of the style.


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