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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Big, Bold, and Black. This unusual lager style has many similarities to Imperial Stouts. A lengthy conditioning period creates a silky smooth chocolatey mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. At 10% alcohol by volume, this beer is sure to keep you warm on a cold winter night.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (2014) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Multiple tastings from bottle and on draft. Noticed that I have never rated this one though it has become a favorite since Jack’s Abby came to town. This is one of the best Baltic Porters out there and I love the different twists they come up with. A great brew from a great brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3419) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Talk about the cart before the horse, I had the bourbon barrel-ed version years ago, so glad to finally try this gem. This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown almost black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated nicely. A one finger white foamy head started and dissipated nicely. Messy lacing winds around the glass nicely. The smell takes in roasty dark, milk and baker’s chocolate notes inside of a light bready sticky flavor (lager yeast, I’m guessing). Smooth roasty chocolatey aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs light and refined. Dark chocolate shows a light bitterness in the harshness of how it hits my tongue. I’d say nice. Overall, really nice Baltic Porter, I’m glad I finally got to try this one. Well worth my time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3418) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with lasting light brown head. Aroma has roasty malts, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee and liquorice. Taste is really chocolaty, both dark bitter and sweet milk chocolate. Roasted malts, coffee. Finish is dry liquorice and roasty dry. Really well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3334) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2016
500ml from Eric TEUSINK. A little off flavor. Cardboard kind of taste. Maybe that’s a lager yeast. Pretty smooth and light otherwise though. A little more barrel as it warms a little.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3832) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours an opaque black with a tiny beige head. Quite sweet with a mellow dryness. Aromas of burnt caramel with notes of dried fruits and hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Tiny hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish with some sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
pours unclear dark brown, orange tint, with a nice reviving light beige cap, nice lacing. smooth milk chocolate, chocolate nibs - semi-sweet, burnt caramel, hint of smoke, strong coffee with a dash of cream, raisins, dark dried red fruitiness - clean lagering notes. flat carbonation, medium body - oily; warming and sweet spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12371) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Brown color with a red-brown glare coming through, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, brown malts, light to moderately milk chocolate, light roast, roasted malts, some bitter. Nice one! Quite like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5471) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle @ joes. Black colour with a medium sized beige head. Smells chocolate, sweet, roasty, vanilla, nice. Not perfect but quite nice. Tastes sweet, malts, chocolate, roasty, vanilla. Quite nice. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3765) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby red, brown blackish beer with a big creamy beige head on top. Aroma is sweet and roasty, some chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavor is sweet, very malt forward, loads of chocolate, gets more caramel in the back of the palate. Really sweet, again loads of molasses in the aftertaste. Softly carbonated, greatly balanced. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Sampler at the brewery. Opaque black full bodied and creamy. Very strong anise aroma and licorice flavor, big malty finish. Nice beer but with flavoring I would not expect with this style.

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