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Brewed by Les Trois Mousquetaires
Style: Baltic Porter
Brossard, Canada

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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Unlike typical porters, our Baltic Porter is brewed in the traditional style as a bottom-fermenting lager. The result is a luxuriously round, but robust, black beer with a mild bitterness. A special blend of roasted malts provides this porter with flavors and aromas of chocolate and coffee, and you’ll enjoy it’s subtle hints of cherry-smoked malt.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
2011 edition. From a 750 ml bottle into a snifter. Pours a deep, dark brown, almost pitch black with some orange reflects and a thin brown head. Smells of caramel, coffee and oak. Tastes of strong caramel, toffee, maybe 70-75%-ish black chocolate and dates. The alcohol definitely is present, yet it helps balance all the caramel, chocolate and dry fruit taste. Aftertaste of very subtle espresso, leaves a persistent, lingering roasted malt flavor. Has a very unctuous, oily texture, with a weak level of carbonation which definitely leaves ample room for all of its flavor. A true masterpiece, which I can definitely call my all-time favorite lager.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bin905beerbums (9) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012 does not count
Holy hell, this beer is too awesome and while they state the obvious, we will not.... Not a single thing out of place and everyone agrees. The nose of this year’s version is so unique and delectable, like a can of the finest smoked oysters, oily and rich with a hint of smoke and unagi... The amazing colour seems to suck light in so much that it makes a black hole look opaque. Once you get through the intensity of the colour you notice the head is tanned and laces with the elegance of Chantilly lace while the viscosity means it hangs on the glass like fine aged port. The palate has so much rich chocolate and coffee but that amazing soy cured eel lingers and couples with the smokiness to produce the finest liquid meal I have ever consumed. The length is nearly as dense as the colour and I know this will sit in my throat long after the 12 or so other beers I will consume this evening have come and gone. This is the Dali of beers... Unique, intense and one any beer lover should not pass up. Would love to see how it develops in 2-5 years too, 3 going to cellar tonight.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bobark (10) - - FEB 13, 2012
Rich, smooth, resolved with as much chocolate/coffee notes as one could expect without them being explicitly added.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (120) - - FEB 10, 2014
February 7, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO. My favourite baltic porter, and my favourite beer from this brewer. Dark chocolate and cherries in nose. Small tan head. Skily mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and sweet ripe fruits in flavour, with a hint of coffee. Quite lovely.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (732) - USA - MAY 21, 2014
750-ml bottle from the-rare-beer-club. gave a number of beers a 5 recently. this one raised the bar. loved the smoke + dark fruit. and it’s a lager?

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
pumpkinhead2 (345) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
Bière noire qui laisse à peine filtrer quelques reflets rubis à la lumière, quelques particules en suspension sont visibles, l’effervescence semble bonne, et le col est moyen, brun, mousseux et compacte, et il trace son chemin sur les parois du verre. Arômes dominants de torréfaction, café et chocolat noir, grains brûlés, aussi du malt fumé, également des effluves un peu plus fruités, de petits fruits foncés (prunes, cerises noires…), pointes d’alcool et de vanille. Le nez est riche et complexe, agréable et assez intense. En bouche, c’est d’une onctuosité et d’une rondeur exceptionnelle, mais ce n’est que fort peu pétillant ou mousseux cependant. Au goût, c’est absolument délicieux! Malt torréfié (café et chocolat noir!), malt fumé, le fruité est beaucoup plus intense qu’au nez, prune, raisin, datte, cerise noire, peut-être même framboise et plus, on retrouve également la vanille en bouche. Le goût est plutôt sucré, mais sans dépasser les bornes, la finale est légèrement amère et alcoolisée, toutes ces saveurs sont incroyablement bien intégrées les unes aux autres. Un gros coup de cœur pour moi, quelle belle réussite!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maley1 (781) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
WOW! This beer flirted to be my first perfect score. Dark brown, almost black pour with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee, vanilla, ripe fruit and faint smoked malts. Taste is frigging amazing, milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, coffee, black cherry, smoky malts, amaretto and faint notes of peat and a touch of hop bitterness. Perfect carbonation, everthing comes together perfectly, creamy mouthfell, full bodied, absolutely decadent creamy chocolate finish that lasts forever. Brilliant beer, Bravo!!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Tap at Volo (in cask). Masterpiece. Aromas of coffee, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, head disappears.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
This beer is outstanding. I can’t help but feel that it will only get better with age. It was the perfect night cap. Thick, heavy, cultured, yeasty....notes of blue cheese even.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle courtesy of my Canadian Secret Santa -- thanks!! Glad to get a second crack at this one. Pours a roasted coffee color with a nice beige head. Killer aroma -- almost like this was barrel aged. Smells and tastes of toasted malt, semi-sweet cocoa, and vanilla. This really was as good as I drunkenly remember it being the first time.


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