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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Baltic Porter
L’Assomption, Canada

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tap at Blue Monk. Exceptional. Aromas of grass, chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with short-lived head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Sample at the 2008 VT Brewers Fest - Poured a very dark brown/black in color with a small tan head. Small lacing on the glass. Aroma was heavy with roasted malts and dark fruit. Flavor was roasty with lots of fruitiness. Slightly sour and astringent at the end. Good beer, not a great one...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2010 NEW RATE - Opaque brown with creamy tan ring, nutty fruity aroma, taste is deeply sweet with a core of fruit and malt, light acidity plays out berry skins, and there is some leomon and grape and a hint earth, this would age quite well. ** OLD RATE - Brown look with small white head. Aroma lightly sweet with herbal and coffee notes. Lots of sweet tastes of malt, dark sugars, etc. Has some character of red wine and hint of coffee, very interesting! 7 4 7 3 12 = 3.3

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1474) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
Bouteille 750 ml. 8%. Couleur brune-noire foncé rougeâtre. Mousse beige. Arôme de porto, malt, un peu de caramel-chocolat En bouche, douce, un peu vineuse, un peu de sucre, moins de choclat et café que je pensais...je peut même dire qu’elle me fait penser à un Barley Wine...très bonne.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark, cloudy, brown-red tinted black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, figs, earth. Flavor is chocolate, hazelnut, creamy mocha, vanilla, smoked, woody. Finish is alcohol warmth, a dash of salt. Lingering sweet chocolate. Thick body, soft mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1223) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
Pours cola with a slight ruby tinge with no head or lacing. Nose is figs and brown sugar, almost like a date square. Notes of molasses, espresso, roasted cereal. Taste is medium sweet low bitterness. Light body with low carbonation. Alcohol well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 23, 2010
Tap at Church Key. Dark brown, light off-white film. Nose oddly lemony, sparkly, not unlike lemon washing up liquid. Undertones of plum. Mouth is plummy, prune, slight sourness and some spice. Slight sweetness, fruity, dark fruit, touch of peach at the end. Woodiness is there too. Really nice. Slight saltiness on the swallow.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1188) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
Liquide d’un noir bien opaque, avec reflets bruns à la lumière, elle est assez épaisse et la mousse se fait rare. Au nez et en bouche, saveurs convenues : café, chocolat au lait, notes de vanille, et discrète finale de petits fruits confits. L’effervescence, comme la plupart des produits Hopfenstark, est plutôt limitée, mais dans ce cas-ci ça laisse toute la place à la saveur, comme le veut le style. Pas le meilleur porter baltique sur le marché, mais une belle tentative et une réussite en générale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1127) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Brun foncé aux reflets rougeâtres, une mousse qui veut, mais ne peut durer. Elle bave uniformément. Des arômes de torréfaction et de miel de sarrasin semblent prendre les devants. C’est très étrange, mais des senteurs de "putty" pour boucher la rouille sur un vieux char m’envahissent le nez. Ça sent plutôt bon lorsqu’on connaît le produit, sauf que c’est assez chimique. Un goût sucré qui s’apparente à la cassonade foncée ou encore des bonbons au beurre. L’alcool a un rôle de soutient. La bouche passablement remplie de tout ce qui en sort. (365-200912)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 On tap at the brewery. Pitch black with a medium mocha creamy head with good retention. aroma is deep chocolate, cream, roasted malt and some herbal hops. Flavor is a little sweeter than expected with chocolate, cream, roasted malt, herbal hops and a bitter finish. Full body. A very good Baltic porter. .


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