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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Native to northern Europe, Baltic porters evolved from British porters once exported to the Russian hinterland. Unlike their British cousins, Baltic porters are often brewed as lagers, the tradition we’ve followed. This beer is big, bold & smooth, with malty flavors reminiscent of coffee, dark fruit & raisins. Share one with your comrades!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2515) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Pours black with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and light roasted coffee. Taste of black malts, earth, nutshell, dark chocolate, vanilla, and hints of dark fruit. Finishes dry with a thicker mouthfeel. Solid

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1816) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Tap at Bspot. Nice cola brown with tan head. Big robust malt aroma. Taste is big toasted caramel and ash chocolate

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (954) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Black pour with a small beige head. Aroma was full of cocoa, light roast, melted candy bar. Flavors were well rounded with nice cocoa notes, vanilla, touch if roasted malt, licorice. Smooth mouthfeel with lighter carbonation. Non intrusive in every way. I can see why this one is at the top of its class. Awesome stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (283) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2015
pours black with a thin brown head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is light smoke, dark fruit, anise and coffee. Flavor is earthy. Smoke, dark fruits, light anise and coffee. Body is a little thin but not too bad. oily mouth feel. Low carbonation. Wonderful bitter finish. I have not liked much of the Smuttynose products I have tried. This one is spot on for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (344) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours black with some tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Up front it's difficult to pinpoint, a cherry fruity note, eventually turns to coffee, chocolate, raisin, a touch of tobacco. It has a definite tough to describe lager quality, it's lighter than I would have expected. Very good.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (70) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Dark black-brown in color with a tan mocha head and only traces of lacing. Smell is of roast, dark fruits, and maybe dark chocolate. Tastes of cherries, bittersweet cocoa, coffee, roast, and tobacco char. Some carbonation and coats well on the palate. Sweetness mixed about the aroma and flavor and combine for quite the epic porter imo! No expectations but if I had some they were completely blown away!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (477) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle, thanks Ben. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, plum, dark fruits and some raisin. smoked. App: pitch black with minimal brown head. Taste and palate: full body, liquoreux, medium sweetness, dry medium sweetness and a tad bitter finish. sticky on lips. Overall: pretty good. A really good interpretation of the style. Heavy but fruity enough to make it easy to enjoy. Could be more smokey though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3521) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
12oz bottle, fridge tempPitch black. almost no head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Not a bad taste, really earthy hops, well balanced bitterness, roasted almonds and coffee with milk chocolate. nice.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
perpetuitas (22) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Awesome example of the style! Big, bold and smooth just like the style says. I like the deep flavors that come with this one and it’s amazingly quaffable for such high abv.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in 1/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, licorice, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, light licorice, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Baltic porter. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt, earthy hops, and dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.


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