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Heater Allen Sandy Paws Baltic Porter (2010-)

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Heater Allen Sandy Paws Baltic Porter (2010-)
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bomber from Corvallis. Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Nose is supremely fruity, loads of melanoidin and cocoa. Really classic Baltic porter nose. Some alcohol is noted. On tasting, lightly sweet and rich, lots of malt, cocoa, plums. Drying finish and balanced. Superb Baltic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2945) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Dark brown body with a quarter inch of viscous beige cap. Aromas include ample chocolate, roast, melted milk chocolate. Smooth body with soft carbonation. Lingering chocolates, mildly sweet. Pretty good, albeit one dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Very easy to drink. A true Baltic. Not some amped up oddity. Tobacco and smoked notes. No coffee or chocolate at all. Really nice and smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2067) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2013
22 oz bomber from "Lifesource" Salem OR $5.99 Very dark brown beer..almost black in the center of the glass. Head is huge and creamy light tan coloured. Great malty/nutty/cream aromas..also getting some of that Lindt Dark chocolate and sea salt thing. Taste is very similar to the aroma but the Dark chocolate/sea salt aspect is greater..which i like.’ Really good mouth feel this is a heavy beer but the palate was light,smooth,silky but never watery. Very nice Baltic..will have again.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (2014) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2015
2014 batch. I haven’t had a new Baltic Porter in years, so I am looking forward to the first taste. It’s very good, rich, dark, heavy, clean tasting, with none of that funkiness you get from the Polish bottles. It must be the Oregon water.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2012
2012, which is a Baltic porter but reads 6.5 on the bottle. Super dark with twinkles of brown in the light and a creamy cappuccino head. The nose is robust and dryly malty with heaps of thick caramel welling up out of the glass. It has a small burst of dry roasted malt followed by that thick, sweet, buttery caramel. The carbonation is well judged with a blitz early on that cleanses the residual sugar from the tongue and then it settles back out allowing that honeyed stickiness to take over again. I think I could drink a bunch of it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1639) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
The beer is coffee black. Dark brown at the edges. Smallish tan head. Dissipates to a film of bubbles after a couple minutes. Some lacing. The aroma is cocoa powder, caramel/toffee and some dark fruity flavors. There’s a pleasant nutty character with mild spice. Roast is quite mild. The taste starts sweet with rich toffee-ish maltiness. Milder chocolate than in the aroma. More fruitiness - apples, grapes. The beer is nice and clean and stays well away from cloying territory. Mild roast acidity and a touch of hop bitterness in the finish cuts off the sugary flavors. Smooth and full. Lots of flavor for the abv with well-hidden booze. Very well made. Heater Allen is an excellent brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1477) - Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2012
From 22 ounce bottle. A light porter with definite toffee and dark chocolate notes with a smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1334) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle of the 2011. I had this during the holidays then happened upon some bottles at an eatery in McMinnville in March. Colour...basic black with a thick tan head. Nose... Prunes and chocolate drops. Palate...semi viscous with mild CO2 then a decent shot of Belgian milk chocolate (like Cote d’ Or), some currants and raisins and a semi dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Dark brown hue; handsome tan beads of lace adorn my glass.

Aroma is right on: roasty as hell, malty in yo face, smells dry. But a bit too dry on the palate; taste fades into desert-like dryness before I can sufficiently enjoy it. Tasty.


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