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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Black color with large beige head. The aroma is very nice, it has bread and biscuits too; mild roasted malts, cocoa. The body is medium strong, it’s fairly roasty for a Baltic Porter, but the work with the malts is very appreciated, with beautiful chocolate, cocoa and bread notes; warming alcohol.
Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a frothy, beige head. The nose has a bit of milk chocolate, dark bread, light dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor, more milk chocolate, light burnt wood, subtle earth, raisins. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish, some toasty earth, decent roast, cocoa. Very nice. Well balanced, quite drinkable,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11111) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to LKS, 12/05/14. Black with a moderate tan swirl. Nose is bitter roast, dark chocolate fudge, coffee grinds, light booze. Taste comprises burnt toffee, spice, dark chocolate, light roast. Medium bodied +, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid BalticPorter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Bobby. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla, roasted oats, cocoa, roast chocolate and coffee. Medium body. Crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8062) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown / black with a small beige head. Nose of cocoa, a touch of coffee and a touch of roasted malt. Flavour is very well-balanced, with notes of moderate roasted malt, unsweetened cocoa powder, a touch of coffee and a warming effect that finishes. Very dry, without any residual sweetness, but with quite a pronounced warming effect. Dryer than usual for the style. Very nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Bottle, thanks to Leighton. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is earthy, roasted malt, milky cocoa, treacle, mild acidity, milky candy and brown sugar. The taste is sweet, tangy, earthy, warming alcohol, toffee, toasty, treacle, cola and brown sugar with a dry, sweetish finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Solid baltic porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Big thanks to Alex for the Growler! Pours a clear dark brown with a with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a combination of dark grain and roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Flavor has more of a combination of roasted malts and dark chocolate that gives a slightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6470) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
500. Thanks d! Pours an opaque black with no head or lace. Big sweet coffee and licorice nose. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Roasty coffee mid palate. Long rich coffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A rich porter on the roasty chocolaty side. Good beer.
How: Growler shared at post HF FoFA 2013 party.
The look: Very dark burgundy (almost black) topped by a small beige head.
In long: Big malty dark caramel nose a bit on the choclaty/cacao side of things. In mouth the beer offers a full sumptuous body with a good carbonation. Taste is rich malts, dark caramel, black chocolate, roast, tobacco leafs. No alcohol presence and sweetness sensation lower than expected. Felt quite drinkable to me for a 10% brew. Good brew for malts lovers. It’s kind of sad to think that all the time I spent in my life listening to people talk about the “balance” of a beer is time I will never get back.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5417) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Sampled at GABF 2012. Pours a watery black with some creamy beige head. Malty nose, toasted bread, brown sugar, licorice, rubber. Flavor is sweet, malty, toasted bread, caramel, light coffee. Medium bodied, dry finish.


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