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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
Poured near black with a moderate khaki head. Roasted malts and coffee on the nose. Foamy dry, palate. Big roasted, smoked malts with cocoa/mocha and lots of coffee for this guy.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (7566) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
69 hughuhuhguhugh. Its an american baltic porter, whcih essentially means it isnít balanced enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2200) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2014
Draught at the brewery during Zwickelmania 2014. Nice gentle chocolate Tootsie Rool nose. Medium dark brown color, thin creamy head. Semi-sweet chocolate roasty initial / chocolate cake frosting / tiny bit of acidity and Coca-Cola-like note. Thin-medium body. Gentle stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11257) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bomber from Belmont Station. Other than the hyperbole of an Atlantic run liner, the label is pretty spiffy. At least I hope so. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. Med body. Flavor is chocolate and dark fruit. Not particularly getting heat, but my head is screaming: booze. Not overly sweet like some of the style. The chocolate diminishes and the finish is lightly sweet with raisins and dates. Quite drinkable. To bring in a movie quote: "69 is divine."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4772) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Deep dark brown body with a touch of an oily tan head that fades fast. Aroma of raisins, pit fruits, alcohol, oak and a lot of malty depth. Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavours with hints of caramel and toffee, but a strong alcohol and pit fruit flavour persists throughout. Aftertaste shows a relatively strong pit fruit and caramelised sugar flavour with a hint of the malt and earth, but this one shys away from most of that. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 29-April-2013 for US$6.02 sampled at home in Washington on 14-June-2013.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma consists of cocoa, light vanilla, and a hint of smoke. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a one finger khaki head with decent retention. The flavor starts with moderate cocoa and a touch of caramel. The finish has moderate vanilla and just a hint of roast. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, itís seems more like a vanilla Porter than Baltic Porter. Regardless, itís pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Love a beer that smells almost as good as it tastes. Solid baltic porter with a great chocolate roasted malt body that evokes hints of earthy coffee. Ever so slight bitter prevents runaway creaminess, and it all looks damn good too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bomber. Pours translucent blackish brown with a fading tan head. No lace. Nice aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla caramel, and the taste follows it pretty closely. Not much hop presence but lots of tasty dark malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1068) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Almost black in color with off white lacing. Roasted aroma with vanilla notes. Palate is slightly sweet with vanilla popping up as well. Solid beer for the baltic porter style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
In short: A very sweet and somewhat chocolaty big black beer.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed with some months of age on it, bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Dark brown almost black body topped by a small tan head.
In long: Nose is chocolate chips cookies and vanilla. In mouth the beer has a medium to full body, lots of small bubbles, a texture that is somewhat creamy but also crunchy at the same time. Taste is on the sweet side. Chocolate cookies, burnt sugars, vanilla extract, crusty brownies, earthy coffee. Overall a much stronger sweetness sensation than I like to get from a mere 7.7% brew. I guess I like Baltic Porters that taste like North-American Stouts, not the case here, this one tastes the way a naturally sweet Baltic Porter should taste like, decent but just not my type of beer. No only am I immature and find this beer name funny but Iím so immature that Iím afraid when I turn 69 I will giggle for an entire year.


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