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RATINGS: 588   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (4168) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Pours black into a Stem glass. Mocha head with good retention leaves sheet lacing as it recedes to skim surface. Roasted pit fruit aromas. Creamy upfront with a fizzy, lasting bitter chocolate and alcohol finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich (1399) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2008
22oz Thanks BMartin08, Pours is a deep dark black, surprising for what i thought i was going to be drinking, smallish light brown head forms, smell is grain and dark fruits perhaps some coffee, bitter chocolate and all kinds of things.. each smell ( and i took about 10) yields something different. a very interesting smelling brew for sure... taste is of wheat/grain smooth flavor yielding to coffee and bitter chocolate, followed with some plum? and dark fruit like a belgian, this is one complex brew, and its bottle conditioned it will be interesting to see how this ages... Very Very nice though so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Pours an opague black body with some subtle red notes and a sticky brown foam. The aroma is quite chocolaty with some roasted, somewhat charred malts, plums, anise, and a little alcohol. Flavors are more milk chocolate and less bitter choc., with some earthy smoke and nuts coming through in the finish. Some alcohol in the aftertaste but it comes off tasting more like spearmint. Creamy, somewhat oily palate. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cellardoor (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Draft at CB Six in Manhattan. Poured with deep darkness and very minimal head. Very strong aroma of roasted grain, almost coffee like (but not esspresso like). Tasted similar to the aroma had some acidity/dryness as would be expected but the clean smooth finish complemented it nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Bomber. Black, nice tan head. Big bold nose of roast, charred malts, coffee, chocolate, raisons and others. Full bodied, smooth, burnt malts, hint of smoke, expresso, lingering bitterness, dry. Damn, just a big ballsy in your face porter. Really nice as it warms past cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2008
This did its job and then some! Poured black with a creamy tan head. Lasted forever in a good way. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Same as it smelled. Not alcohol presence what so ever. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Thanks to bmartin for letting me try this via trade. Pours a dark black brew allowing no light through. One finger dark brown head. The aroma is tart and fruity, anise was mentioned by those I tasted with, sweet, chocolate, coffee. The flavor showed nice coffee, roast, light fruit, some spices, warming and sweet. The palate was thick and smooth with a warming finish. Probably my second favorite baltic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (1883) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2008
2008 edition. From a1 pt. 6 fl. oz (US) Big Bottle series. Pours a very dark brown with a brown, frothy head. Looks like a cream stout. Decent brown lacing. Aroma of cocoa and raisins. Very creamy and bold flavor, again of cocoa and raisins with an emphasis on the latter. A slightly dry finish. Leaves a little aftertaste. I like my porters on the smoked side and there is no smoked flavor here, which is why my rating is a tad lower than the curret average. Overall, a strong brew with a little punch to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2009 Dark, dark pour and foamy mocha head. Tart aroma including notes of anise, chocolate and soy sauce. Some coffee, maybe chicory (?) sweet chocolate, slight hop finish and some roast. Thick, rich palate. Very easy to drink, and in some ways leaning towards a traditional English porter as much as a Baltic. Damn good either way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2008
dark pour, deep tan head roast caramel, dark fruits(dates?) in the nose chocolate is light but full malt is bold dry finish Excellent, big new beer from one of my favorite breweries seek it out

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