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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Dark fruit and bittersweet chocolate notes meld into a spicy finish of this hearty beer made with de-husked roasted malts and a lager yeast. 23.5°, 38IBUs


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
Draught. At Cole’s, Buffalo NY. Deep clear ruby with a smallish lasting creamy tan head. Deep sweet roast aroma, raisin, sweet coffee - definitely lactic - with decent dry herbal bitterness. The taste followed in all respects, strong alcohol, even sweeter than I expected, the dry herbal bitterness lingers a long time. Light body, sticky mouthfeel, sharply carbonated and the alcohol is strong enough to make it seem pretty dry. Hits all the right notes, could have a bit more body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Tap at EBF. Pours a nice deep dark brown almost black with a nice lasting off beige head. Lots of chocolate and toffee in the flavor, spicy and earthy with hints of leather and licorice with a drying herbal crackery hint. More chocolate malts in the flavor- ok herbal and tea-like hops solightly earthy with anise spice and a toffee and slightly sweet malt backbone - drying dark bittersweet chocolate in the end. Pretty good but nothing really unique or great here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep midnight black with a medium sized tan head that deflates quickly. Piles of roast, dark stone fruit, smoke, chocolate, coffee, and a few light esters. Body is medium thick, helped out by the fine carbonation. Finishes with bitter cocoa, and almost a touch of smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 11, 2009
12oz bonus bottle. Pours black. Medium tan tean. Smallest amount of roastiness. Lightly sweet. Medium to heavy body. Pretty easy to drink. Interesting hop profile that I just can’t figure out. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2347) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Pours a dark mahogany cola with a medium beige-cream colored head. Aroma of sweet malts and dark fruit. Taste of sweet malts with hints of dark sugar and fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2009
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de petits fruits et de céréales grillées avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées et de petits fruits avec une pointe de chocolat et de carame. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #2181)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcasta (832) - EL SALVADOR - JAN 31, 2009
porter oscura y fuerte, no tanto mi tipo, cada vez me confirma que me gustan mas las brown / dark ales pero que no llegan a stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwpom (295) - Akron, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2009
One heavy porter. Dark as a stout, thin white head gave it away that it wasn’t, quite. The bitter and chocolate tastes come right to the forefront. Is there such a thing as a baltic stout? This would be close. A one-a-night beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (4689) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Deep dark brown coloured body with a lighter ruby tint and a very thin tan head - tons of bubbles show rising from the sides when held up to a light. Aroma of roasted malt, pit fruits, raisins, caramel and a bunch of nuts. Full-bodied; Chewy mouthful of nuts, alcohol, caramel and light spices. Aftertaste is super potent, a lot of alcohol and unrefined sugars show. Aftertaste show caramel, malt and oak. Overall, nothing Baltic Porter about this one - more of a bitter dubbel than anything else - perhaps an ’Imperial Brown’, but this is definitely not a ’decent’ Baltic Porter - try Zywiec if you want a real one. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from OIiver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 22-December-2008, sampled at home in Washington on 12-January-2009.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
This was of course pitch black, almost purple-black... very minimal head and low levels of carbonation. Aroma of pungent roasty malts, roasted nuts, and loads of dried dark fruits. Very heavy and intense fruity flavors, surprisingly sweet yet still maintaining a huge dark-roasted malt presence. Definitely a hint of chocolate as well. And alcohol. Extremely thick and heavy body, very viscous... a beer that takes awhile to drink. Not that memorable really, definitely a well-made beer though...certainly glad I got the chance to try it.


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