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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle shared with Midetd. Pours a pitch black with a nice tan head. Has a medium mouthfeel with a black body. Smells like a full body brew with heavy hops. Tastes like I am getting a hop blast with some leather and earth. Overall a nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2008 2008 22oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of fruit. Big flavor, roasted coffee with dark fruits and a lingering roasted aftertaste. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1732) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses, and a bit of smoke. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and smoke. Creamy body. Ends slightly bitter. Wow, this is nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2008
Pours a very dark brown with a medium height, foamy, light brown head. Aroma is very chocolaty, with notes of raisins, coffee, and molasses. Initial taste is a pretty complex fruit filled sweetness. The body is very creamy and the finish is a long drawn out coffee malt flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 28, 2008
Pours dark dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, caramel, and roast. Taste of chocolate, toffee, and dark fruit. Has a bitter, but not overwhelming coffee finish. Velvety mouthfeel and mrdium carbonation. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown pour, some tan head. Aroma is some sweet malt, meat, smoke, chocolate, and roasted malt. The flavor is similar, sweet chocolate malt, and some light smoke / meaty flavor in the back and finish. The carbonation was a bit too high though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
Pours dark brown with a generous light brown head. Smells of roasted malt, dark fruit, molasses, some roasted malt. Tastes sweet and chocolatey with some spice elements. More of an amped up porter than a typical Baltic porter, but nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2008
22 oz bottle: Beautiful pour ... cascading tan head, settling into a soapy foam over dark black. The aroma is thick and big, smoky and chocolatey. Drinks with a thick oily complexion, the slight warming aspect the first impression. The flavor leans towards burnt chocolate, bad coffee, and a bit of ashy smokiness. Good. (#3433, 4/23/2008)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt, pleasant, but rather straightforward for such an ambitious brew. Flavor continued to be fairly standard, coffee notes, chocolate notes, nuttiness. Mouthfeel was very, very thick, full, and ultimately creamy. I’m a little torn on this beer, it started off for me with some clashes between the malty flavor, yeasty notes, and overall body. That said, it did grow on me to the point that disregarding my initial impressions I would rate it higher. Rambling, rambling, rambling, I’ll leave it all as is for now and hope to give it another go.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark black with a beautiful dark tan head that persists until the very end of the glass. Aroma of coffee and roast. Flavor of coffee, roast, chocolate, slight raisin as the beer warms. This is a thick, rich beer, very reminiscent of an imperial stout. Very creamy. Excellent.


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