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Heater Allen Sandy Paws Baltic Porter (2010-)
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1457) - Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2012
From 22 ounce bottle. A light porter with definite toffee and dark chocolate notes with a smooth finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1498) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3556) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
22 oz. bottle. It pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head. The aroma is sweet caramel apple, plum, cocoa powder and roasted malt. The flavor is more fruity with rich figgy raisin bread, black cherry cola, hints of roasted malt and black currant-like bitterness in the finish. Mildly acidic with lower than normal carbonation and a medium body. After finishing the bottle, I was glad this was on the lower end of the ABV spectrum. Pretty tasty and very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1968) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1299) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6491) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bomber from Belmont. Pours a deep brown color almost black with a small brown head. A sweet nose with toasted malts, caramel and some metal. The flavor is more sweet toffee, caramel, almost something akin to sweet candied fruit, dry toasted malts, chocolate. Pretty light but good.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Another huge thanks to Joel at Corvallis Brewing Supply for this beer. Dark amber color with spices, malt and some nuttiness to it. The sweetness of the malt was great along with the spices made this a perfect beer for Christmas. The mouthfeel was medium and well balanced. Again this was a great beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (7474) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a red-tinged dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma of light caramel malts, toasted nuts, some dark fruits - very light notes. Flavour is a bit metallic, with light notes of dark fruits, toasted nuts and caramel. Very weak, with a thin palate. Uncomplex in all aspects. Drinkable, but nothing more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1798) - 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.


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