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High Water Aphotic Barrel Aged Baltic Porter

High Water Aphotic Barrel Aged Baltic Porter
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
This beer is one of my favorites. It was a blast to brew it and was really an evolving process. One third of the beer was barrel aged in 18 Year old Elijah Craig bourbon barrels, another third was aged in premium Brandy barrels and the final third was aged in stainless. After 4 months of aging the three different variations were combined back together resulting in the blend you have in front of you. Copious amounts of Carafa 1,2 and 3 as well as chocolate malts and Midnight Wheat malts were used. Deep, dark and delicious!!!! Enjoy....Steve

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (1020) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 1, 2015
black, opaque, medium beige foam; coffee, rather cocoa than chocolate, some woody and alcohol (good alcohol) notes; medium bitterness and sweetness; fullish body, thick sticky feel, average- carbonation, long chocolateish finish; Overall: very complex, great aroma, without a flaw

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7861) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Cool rendition of a cool beer. I canít say I like it better than the regular old oak aged as the nose and complexity on that were great, but this is more of a sweet decadent treat...complex in its own right but more because of the barrels than the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2636) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2014
On tap at stoneyard in Brockport NY. Starts weird, with a bunch of mint leaves ground up and dominating everything. As it warms more of the natural Porter and Bourbon flavors shine through. Interesting. Decent. Prefer a traditional Nordic baltic though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1311) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Nice. A lot milder than more mellow than I was expecting for something billed as a baltic porter. I didnít really get much of the barrel to be honest, not much in the classic vanilla oak whiskey flavor. Really just a nice smooth porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (4708) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
650 ml bottle. Dark brown with off white head. Very pleasant with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, well hidden alcohol, roasted notes and medium high sweetness. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Pours deep brown with a dark tan head. Full chocolate, oak, dried fruit and vanilla nose and flavor. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Tasted at the 6th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on 11/12/2011. This Baltic porter pours a dark black color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, wood and bourbon. A medium bodied Baltic Porter. The malts are chocolate, coffee, with some dark fruit. The hops are earthy and herbal. Touch of wood and bourbon. Nice carbonation. The roastyness last throughout the taste. Some fruit at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Light roast andbourbon aroma with malt. Bourbon and vanila flavor with malt,. Medium bodied. Bourbon and vanilla lingers with caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4587) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On draft at the Bistro Barrel fest. Top five of the night IMO. It pours dark with a tan head. The aroma is full with sweet cocoa, caramel and wood. The flavor is nice with vanilla, wood, roasted malt and chocolate. Very nice on the palate with good mouthfeel. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11760) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roastiness, carmel, vanilla and light bourbon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, roastiness, light vanilla and light bourbon with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

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