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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Series   ABV: -
Otter Creek World Tour - Next Stop: The Baltic States.
People of the Baltic states like their bread hearty and dark, and their porter is no different. Baltic porters are full of deep roasted malt flavor with only a touch of hops. These beers will warm you up - a much needed feature in these countries where winters are harsh and long. Foreigners wonder how they survive there. I think I have found the answer. Now you can enjoy the full hearty flavor of a Baltic porter here in the comfort of your homeland. TERVIST!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
Dark golden-brown. Big aromatic chocolate malt with vague nuttiness. Fairly light body, only a little bit of brown sugar chewiness and light nuttiness. Finishes a little thin with some light stickiness. I like sea otters and I like baltic porter but this doesn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Cherrywood/dark wood red-tinted brown, almost opaque but does catch light. Small, light barely there tan head. Rich coffee nose with chocolate, cocoa bean, some chalk, some soy. Really chocolately and coffee flavors. Silky mouthfeel. Nice, smooth, and creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 5, 2008
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance: Clear mid dark brown with well paired rocky , velvet like head.
Nose: Mocha , chocolate with mid dark malt roast , hint of sugar vanilla. 8-
Flavor/Palate : Mid full bodied. Softly textured brown malts blended with charcoal feel. Rich , flavorful with good expression. Slightly lighter than typical 22 Plato Baltic but still solid offering.(f-8-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2008
from a bomber by way of dickinsonbeer... pours fairly light and thin for the style... clear garnet brown color with a half inch of tan cap and some drippy lacing. smells a whole lot like malted chocolate milk... milk chocolate, cream, malt powder, charred black raisins/prunes and light smoke. i can’t call this sweet... at all. actually, it’s very pleasant. the flavor is much the same as the aroma along with some spicy, floral, herbal and grassy hops, a touch of alcohol and big time coffee aftertaste. the body is a bit thin but the carbonation is soft and tight... accompanied by a smooth slick mouth feel. it lacks a lot of complexity but makes that up with drinkability and dryness. bonus points for being the least sugary baltic i’ve sampled to date...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Pours dark brown with mahogany edging, and a quarter inch head of beige. A few streaks and dots of lacework thoughout, but the head dissapates to a ring around the goblet and a placid surface. Aromatics lead off with nougat, caramel fudge, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Very rounded and smooth in the nose, with a creamy essence. The mouthfeel is creamy and slick. Medium to thick body. Chocolate, caramel, and coffee on the pallet, with low bitterness and a nice balance of residual sweetness and drying acridity. Alcohol is barely warming and the beer is highly drinkable. Finishes with lingering caramel, chocolate, and nougat. One of Otter Creeks better brews. It reminds me of the new Cadillac Mountain Stout, but without the Ringwood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2008
From bomber. Rich malt, roasted grain, chocolate and Tootsie Roll, light molasses and a bit of smoke. Dusty, light herbal notes. Carbonic and light alcohol vapor. Sweet, musky, and pleasant. Dark brown-black clear, with thin off-white, almost tan, lightly lacing head. Medium heavy watery body, with light to medium carbonation, smooth. Starts sweet with chocolate and Tootsie Roll, mild toffee and molasses. Some bitter roasted malt in the finish with mild hoppy bitterness. Not harsh in the finish, but rather creamy and smooth. A tad watery, but very flavorful and satisfying. After is sweet with coffee and chocolate, light licorice, but in no way cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Pours jet black with froathy tan head that quickly dissaptes into bubbly film. Aroma is sweet baking chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate with slight bitter undertone and some alcohol presence. Overall, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Courtesy of Gilliard. The aroma is dusty with overcooked fruit notes, earth and fresh unwashed veggie notes. Some fairly noticeable alcohol too. The body is a ruddy brown with a receding tan head. The flavor is earthy, herbal, roasted malt and chocolate, dark rye bread and some mild sweetness, but that earthy/durty flavor is off putting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2008
22 oz. bottle from Premier Gourmet - Pours a clear brown color with red edges and a medium size light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is mainly roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt and light chocolate. Medium body. A nice, easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown with some reddish highlights when held against sunlight. Moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass. Very pleasant aroma of chocolate and lightly roasted malt. The flavor is again chocolate and lightly roasted malt, along with a bit of coffee. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. A very solid porter.

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