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RATINGS: 597   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1964) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle 22oz. Pours black with beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of milk, chocolate, caramel, some sugar. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, sweet. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Not bad, but not mind blowing at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1450) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
Pours dark brown with a thin offwhite head. Heavy lacing, nice! Aroma is full of chocolate and maybe a little fruit. Taste is ashy, roasty and sweet. Flavors of dark fruits and chocolate. Medium to full bodied, smooth with a really well hidden alcohol content. A really nice one that might have suffered from being the last one in an epic tasting, will have to revisit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3012) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle (22 oz) 2012. Thanks to Chris for this one! Dark brown with a small beige head and light lacing. Aroma of raisins (lots), burnt caramel, fruity notes, chocolate and plums. Taste is moderately sweet with a lot of raisins, plums, burnt caramel and chocolate. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. Good Baltic Porter, quite complex too. Maybe there’s a little too much raisins balance-wise. There was also something slightly off in the nose and aroma, but I wasn’t able to identify it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4614) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
bottled in 2012, kept in unknown conditions. pours dark brown, red tint, with a nice beige head, good retention and lacing. burnt caramel, dark lager fruitiness - i get raisins but also (and unfortunately) spoiled fruits and (contaminated) fermented berry juice, molasses, bit of soy and cherries - hint of acidity, sweet hazelnuts, bit of toasted coconut. moderate carboantion, medium body - oily without being sticky, nice grassy-spicy finish. a cellaring gone a bit wrong..

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2013
22 oz bottle for 6.49. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a brown head. I noticed an almost amber hue when I was pouring it but I don’t see any in my glass. Aroma is strong with coffee, malt and a slight raisin aroma underneath. Smells and looks great. Taste is similar but no raisin taste coming through which is good because I hate raisins. Some chocolate is in there as well but not much. Smooth, slightly bitter finish. Really easy to drink. Body is thicker and heavier. Average carbonation. Smuttynose makes great beers and this one is no exception of course. An excellent Baltic Porter.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike5326 (982) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Poured from a cold bottle. Thick dark brown nearly black color, short lived large frothy tan head. Roasted malt, coffee aroma. Full body creamy roasted malt and coffee flavor with a mild salty finish. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luvystypotables (758) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Strong malt aroma, excellent taste of malt, chocolate and coffee. Great palate with a hint of salt water.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2998) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle on back deck. Oil and mud sweet aroma. Thick palette. Deep chocolate sweet cocoa and rich taste. Coffee notes. Huge taste Seems like it would have higher ABV than 8.5. Very good beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2438) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
May 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, dark fruit, licorice, chocolate. Thick and robust with a nice hoppy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (5042) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bomber. A big chewy looking tan head is cool. Lacing remains as it falls. The beer is black with almost no red visible. The aroma is coffee and chocolate. First sip is quite robust. Raisins and super rich malts. Lighter roasted notes. Brown sugar and bitter dark chocolate. This is pretty much delicious. This is so rich and thick in the mouth. What a good beer!


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