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Hopworks Kronan the Barbarian
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Deep like the Baltic Sea and as massive as the Swedish ship Kronan sunk in its icy waters, our Baltic Porter greets you with a frothy tan head and rich malty aroma with notes of chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and toasted marshmallow. As its garnet color mesmerizes, the rich flavors engulf the senses. Made with bottom fermenting lager yeast, Kronan the Barbarian is as rich and strong as an Austrian actor but with more depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1074) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap at Bakushu Club Popeye, Tokyo. Dark reddish brown shade. Ring of tan head. Taste and aroma are much the same. Cherry cola, red grape, some smokiness. Touch of BBQ meatiness at first too. Plenty going on to make this worthwhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2867) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2015
On tap at Imazato. A dark cola red-brown with a savory chocolate aroma. The body is fairly light for 8.3% the taste is dark chocolate, cherries with a bit of roasty smoked bacon. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/26/15] Draught at Hopworks BikeBar in Portland. Dark brown. Aroma of caramel, licorice, a bit of chocolate, toffee and dark fruits. Sweet flavor with licorice, caramel, some chocolate, toffee, and some fruitiness. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2269) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
On tap. Pours a very dark reddish brown with moderate head. Light aromas of coffee and roasted malts. Flavors of dry dark chocolate, dry roasted malts and peanuts. Competent but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7022) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Draft - Roast and some dark fruit with toast. Deep maroon with a rich beige head. Roast, vanilla, dark fruit and cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (8707) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a black a deep dark mahogany / brown with a small tan head. Nose is heavy on the dark fruits, vanilla and slight cocoa. Flavour is on the sweet side, with lots of dark fruits and caramel. A little too sweet for me, but it’s quite well-balanced. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1468) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On draught at Second Annual Humbug Lager Fest at Occidental Brewing. Clear dark brown color. Aroma is sweet syrup, caramel, and toffee. Taste is honey roasted peanuts, cocoa, toffee, caramel, and a hint of grass hops. Balanced sweetness, roasted notes, and a hint of bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Roasted chocolate with burnt caramel notes. Deep mahagony with small head. Boozy, caramelly flavor with high alcohol heat on the finish. Thin body and a slickness. Very boozy porter; tastes as those a fair amount of bourbon was added.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Holiday Ale Fest... Poured dark brown with a frothy, tan head. Cocoa, milk chocolate, creamy and overall milky. Well carbonate. Very lager-like yeast notes. Grainy, roasted/toasted almond finish.

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