Brewed by Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
Style: Baltic Porter
Sydney, Australia


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Redoak Baltic Porter has been brewed true to style and is a rich tasting beer with a velvet smoothness on the palate, a burnt currant fruitiness, followed by a warmth embrace of alcohol. This beer style originated in Russia for Catherine the Great in the Royal Court in the 17th century. David first tasted a Baltic porter in 1994 in a small cafť in Poland and no-one seemed to know what it was. Internationally, it was a lost style until discovered by Michael Jackson (the Beer expert) in 1997.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle. Exceptional beer. Aromas of chocolate and port. Flavour is sweet and long-lasting. The palate is oily, and it has an alcoholic finish. Dark brown in colour, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2009
26/09/2009. 250ml bottle. Marked as 9% abv. Has all the classic currant and dark chocolate that youíd expect from such a beer. Clean and well lagered, it has a shade more caramel and a slightly lower carbonation than Iíd like but it is a moreishly dangerous drinker and a great way to end a lovely but cool spring day (listening to The Sun Came Out).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2009
Had this one during my holiday in Australia april/may 2009. Good one to begin the trip! Dark fruits, raisins, burned toasted malty aroma. Burned malts, dark chocolate, raisins, dark fruits, salty, intense bitterness in the middle, smooth in the end. Roasted coffee/espresso. A bit edgy. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2009
Draught at Redoak Brewpub, Sydney. Pours a very dark reddish brown with a small, lingering beige head. Iím letting this one sit as itís a tad too cold. Once warmed up Iím getting notes of dried fruit - plums and blackcurrant, chocolate (cocoa), and notes of toffee. The flavour is dried fruit, cocoa, sticky toffee and nuts. Smooth mouthfeel and the alcohol is hidden well. Smooth and bitter finish and warms nicely. A really enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2009
250ml bottle at RedOak. Brown body with tawny tinges. Dried fruits on the nose (currants) and alcohol. Bloody smooth lovely taste, warming choc notes coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2009
I had a lovely couple of sessions at the Red Oak in Sydney. Unfortunately I lost my notes but I can report that all the beers I tried were perfect examples of their respective style. The aroma, flavour, mouthfeel, malt and hoppyness is exactly what you would imagine from reading standard guidelines. Very well crafted and very tasty, but a bit to predictable to be outstanding. The Baltic Porter was the best I tried and possibly the best baltic Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2009
On tap 01.17.09 at the Red Oak, thanks to kempicus for recommending this place. Black brown, tan head. Aroma is raisins, port, smoke, molasses, caramel, wheat, pine. Flavor is the same, sweet and chewy. Slightly sour and oily mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Bottle (250ml) at the Redoak. Vintage 06. Let this sit for a good hour before tasting. Poured deep/dark ruby brown with a small, frothy, tanned head which was mostly lasting. Aroma amazingly complex (as expected), extremely malty with burnt, sweet/sticky toffee, strong woody/port notes, strong notes caramelized dark fruits, figs and sticky notes of alcohol. Flavor was an explosion on the taste buds with strong notes of caramelized dark bitter/sweet fruits (dates, prunes, raisins, figs), superb woody/port notes, light notes of chocolate and a smooth, warming vanilla finish. Full bodied with very soft carbonation, a syrupy texture and an everlasting, warming/port-like finish. Unbelievablely well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2008
Dark black in colour, small but dence caramel coloured head. Big chocolate coco nose, with high alcohol coming in at the back. How complex is this? Liquorice, chocolate, molases flavours. Palate is a bit short, coud be longer. Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2008
Pitch black color. Intense nose of dark fruit, berries, bittering chocolate and toffee. Starts much more sour than expected with some berries, caramel and bitteriing chocolate. Sourness works quit well. Warming alcoholic finish with plums and dark chocolate. Intense stuff.

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