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Heater Allen Sandy Paws Baltic Porter (2008)

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Our Christmas beer. This year’s Sandy Paws will be a Baltic Porter - think Dopplebock with more roasted flavors. Big, roasty, malty. A great beer to sit by the fire with.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - OCT 29, 2012
THANKS, Jeffrey, for bringing these bottles out of the cellar during my visit! What a huge treat! Deep reddish brown, small beige head, minimal lacing. Nose shows cakey dark malt, lightly charred caramel (like a smoked caramel apple), along with some oxidation and ’sweet’ anise-like notes. Taste is lightly sweet, texture is a bit slick, mild carb, with some chocolate and roast making itself more apparent in the subdued but earthy/herbal finish. Quite tasty still, and a joy to sample.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Draught. Poured dark brown/black with medium white head. Pleasant roasty aroma. Much ringed lacing. Full body, roast malt and chocolate, with a bit of milk flavour. Lingering half sweet chocolate finish with toffee notes..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
bomber - clear, dark brown with frothy brown head; chocolate, nuts, rich candy malt, licorice; quite sweet and thin bodied; smooth, almost oily at times; raw sugars and chocolate; amazingly uninteresting, but completely lovely at the same time

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle. Clear brown, light tan head, doesn’t last long. Nose: toffee malts (munich?), cake/fudge/chocolate, light oxidation, light mineral/metal note, but overall the nose is rich, toffee-centered and inviting. Body is medium to light, dissolves in the finish. More of the minerally/metallic character shows up, still chewy, slightly sweet, little bit of roast at play. Close to being really delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Sampled at the Ohio group tasting on DLD eve ’09. Thanks Mike! Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Malty aroma with some chocolate and smoke. Tangy flavor with lots of smoke and some chocolate and licorice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009

Name: Baltic Porter
Date: April 24, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: dark brown
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate and caramel aroma, lots of earthyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of dry earthyness, just a hint of caramel sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3177) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2009
22 oz bottle. Dark cola with a beige head that settles to a haze. Nose is coffee, chocolate, molasses and brined black olives. Medium body with a faint tingle. Taste is sour dark chocolate, espresso and peanut. Dry finish with a little tar and tobacco, earthy bitterness. A good rustic Baltic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreggG (19) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark, almost black color with a thin tan head that quickly recedes to a small ring around the perimeter of the glass. Held up to a strong light, a dark ruby hue is exposed. The aroma is heavy on coffee, mocha, and roasted malt. Hints of vanilla and dark fruit are hidden in the background. The palate is dark roast coffee, chocolate, and heavily toasted malt. A delicious coffee flavor persists on the tongue, along with a slight bitterness on the back of the throat. This is a well done Baltic Porter - easy to drink and very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (826) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a deep dark reddish-brown with an off-white ring. Rich sharp aroma, of burnt malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is big and sharp, of burnt toasted malt and chocolate. Lingering burnt notes. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2009 This is a re-rate! I bought some bottles of this in January of ’09 and recently had my last bottle. Colour... very dark brown with no head. Nose... very mallty and roasty with lots of vanilla character and milk chocolate to back it all up. Not as coating as when I had it last January. Some nice caramel, toffee and cafe au lait flavours. The "Paws" has lost some flavour complexity since last winter, but still an enjoyable tipple!


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