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Paddock Wood Sherbrooke Ragutiene Baltic Porter

Brewed by Paddock Wood Microbrewery
Style: Baltic Porter
Saskatoon, Canada


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
"The Slavic peoples of Eastern Europe are a pretty diverse crowd, and their collective pantheon of ancient gods covered a lot of territory regarding daily life and the universe beyond. Unfortunately for us theirs was a culture of oral traditions and as a result didn’t leave much of a paper trail to flesh out the faces and personalities behind the remaining deity roll call that has survived. At least the fresh faced and rosy cheeked goddess of beer Ragutiene hasn’t been completely forgotten, and leaves a smile on the lips of those who sip on her special creation. It may come as no surprise that her darling husband Ragupatis is the god of fermentation, forming a matrimonial power duo in the matters of liquid euphoria. Budmo!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
355ml bottle, black deep color, with a small tan creamy head, with a mild yeasty, doughy, mocha, light dark bitter chocolate, dark dried fruit nose, with some chocolate praline, brownie, chocolate truffle, fruitcake, faint acidic prune juice, chocolate bran muffin, anise accents, and a mint chocolate, dreid black currant, blackberry, blueberry, coffee, molasses note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth yeasty, mild black coffee, fruitcake, chocolate pudding, burnt toast, faint plum juice, dark dried fruit character, with some roasted, chocolate, toasted malty, molasses, burnt black currant, burnt chocolate pie crust, mint chocolate flavours, leading towards a warming, yeasty, burnt dark dried fruit, plum juice, black coffee, burnt toast, dark bitter chocolate, chocolate, roasty bitterness finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mlkluther (47) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
Pours very dark brown with a light thin head. Very malty nose. Taste is malty with coffee and espresso notes. I found it had a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours an opaque very dark brown colour with a moderate light brown head that amounts to a thick ring around the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, deep toast, mild coffee, and moderate chocolate. Flavour consists of roasted malts just short of being burnt, dried dark fruit, moderate sweet malt, coffee, a slight bit of warming alcohol, and a malty dry finish. Fantastic depiction of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours an opaque brown with a decent sized frothy tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, toffee, nuts with some light fruity esthers. Taste is sweet malts that transform quickly into roasted malts, coffee, some dark dried fruits and an ever so slight alcohol warming on the finish. Overall this is a very full bodied beer but with the moderate carbonation it doesn’t bring out the high abv and makes this beer really easy to drink. Best of the beer god series to date!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2980) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Thanks to reimer for this. Pours an inky black with a moderate dark brown top. Aroma is bitter chocolate and toasted malts. Taste a nice dark chocolate with tiasted malts and a slight coffee. Easy drinking very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
In short: A roasted fruity chocolaty stout. Good beer.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed one month after receiving it in a trade but I think it was only brewed once and therefore may have been almost one year of age. Bottle from Savvy1982, thanks a lot Kyle.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is inviting chocolate-coffee ice-cream. Taste builds on the above (milky chocolate and some coffee) and adds succulent fudge, medium-high roast level, quite a bit of burnt fruity flavor (like a burnt berries strudel), dried tree leafs, tobacco. 10% very well hidden. Full body and acceptable mouthfeel but this beer would have benefited from softer bubbles. There are a lot of sweet flavors in this beer yet the whole things doesn’t really feel all that sweet. A pretty decent beer from Saskatchewan, a region better known as the world’s largest reserve of curling clubs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma molasses, peppery ,soy sauce , darker notes , hint of plum with alcohol backing. 6+
Appearance dark brown –black with tanned top. Sparse lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium full bodied. Woody, brown sugars , semi dry approach. Some roast at finish. Good strong porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2483) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
341ml bottle. Black with a creamy mocha head that dissipates slowly. At first metallic but as it warms up it opens up and mostly disappears. Roasted malts, slightly overripe fruit, alcohol, chocolate, hint of anise and some tannins with alcohol. Moderate body and carbonation, smooth with some alcohol spikes, initial bitterness, then a nice malt sweetness with more overripe fruit. This was an interesting beer - it had flaws but also some interesting characteristics, wouldn’t mind trying one in another year or so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
pitch black, dark fruit, brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, very rich. Some what dry a touch of hazelnuts. Treacles. Every sip offers a new flavor. A bit of espresso and caramel. Superb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
Not really the style. Dark coloured with a bubbly head, barrel aged characteristics such as coconut.Lots of turbo sugar, brown sugar. Decent drinkability and taste, overall.

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