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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle: Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a wispy tan head. Smells sweet and milky with a touch of purple grape candy, chooclate and lactose. Slick and mildly carbonated. Tastes of milk sugar, caramelized brown sugar, mild saltiness and nutty. Some alcohol comes through as well with residual saltiness at the back. Like most Harpoon, not bad, but not good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2008
On tap at Coles Buffalo NY. Nice offering from Harpoon. Pours a deep dark black. Roasted aromas. Little to no head on the pour. First sip was real boozy immediately then the flavors. Roasty, boozy, some chocolate. Didnt really sense the baltic porter like in others Ive drank. Seems like a good Impy Porter to me

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Deep, rich roasted aroma. Baking spices and rotting wood. Flavor has some wet earth, cacao, and tiny hints of charcoal. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a darker brown color with red edges and a larger sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, some earthiness, and just a trace of dark fruits. Tastes of dark fruits -definitely more than the aromas-, roast, chocolate, and a lighter earthiness. Alcohol content well hidden. Lacing left on the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2008
12 ounce bottle from the downstairs neighbor. Very cool bottle and name. Deep blackish color with a long lasting caramel smelling head. Roast malt masks the alcohol very well. The palate is pretty thing but delicious. Would buy again

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, raisins. Tastes spicy and of chocolatey malt with some mild roastiness on the finish. Mouthfeel is thin with a masked alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4404) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Pours black into a shaker. Mocha head with excellent retention leaves sheet lacing as it recedes to coat surface. Dark chocolate-covered pit fruit aromas. Smooth with dark caramel-covered chocolate dipped, cherries that have been soaked in alcohol. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Moderate malt aroma. Might be stronger if the beer was warmer. Dark dark brown color with a small white head. Sweet hesitating beginning with a bitter chocolate finish. Alcohol is predominant in the end and this beer was cold.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark ruby, almost black with a fizzy beige head. Roasted malt aroma, with dark chocolate. The flavor has roasted malt, burnt wood, and vinous fruits. A little bit a boozy burn, but still very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a small, sudsy head – a lot of char and burnt malts in the aroma, with a strong vanilla bean character, dark roast coffee – creamy in the mouth, moderate carbonation – very sweet, caramelized sugars in the flavor – strong whole bean vanilla flavors – roasted malt, charred character, light tobacco notes – the sweetness gets tempered a bit by the roastiness and some spicy, warming alcohol – the alcohol doesn’t become overpowering – it simply adds a nearly cinnamon-like spice – long, warm finish – a little boozy when cold, but mellower once warm – a tiny bit of vinous character on the back end, but it is washed out by the alcohol spiciness - a pretty good baltic porter.


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