RateBeer
overall
92
73
style
Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Baltic Porter
Halifax, Canada

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernbourbon (1285) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to OKbeer. Pour is dark brown with hints of red and a small tan head. Aroma is very sweet: sweet malt, dark fruits, berries, and molasses. This really smells more like an old ale. Flavor is also very sweet. Notable malt and dried fruits up front. A bit cloying. Im not sure if my bottle has some age on it, but I am not detecting the hops that others have mentioned. It would be nice because this is just too sweet for me. Finish is sweet with hints of smoke and tobacco.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8384) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2011
Private Garrison order. A big beer, very malty with a touch of sourness. While drinkable, not hitting the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle, thanks to hobbersr for the share! Pours cola black, 1-finger pale tan head, slowly dissipating, spotty/ropey lacing. Nose is date sugar, moderate roastiness, burnt toast, some vague coffee notes here too, along with a light ashiness. Flavours of dark fruit, graphite, ash, ink, big on the minerals in the mouth! Dates start really coming through in the finish. Not my idea of a Baltic Porter, but a tasty brew regardless.

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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2118) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2009
Dark brown beer. Very strange aroma. Earthy and herbal with a bit of orange fruitiness amid the heavily toasted malt. Lots of caramel and toffee. Lightly toasty with a hint of licorice. This is quite strange, and not like any baltic porter I’ve ever had. Quite boozy. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (505) - 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.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (3658) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Tastes of sweet malt - a little too sugary for me. Smells sweet too. No head retention, pours clear brown. A little roast but not much. Meh. Bottle to kill the hangover.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  9  10


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50