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RATINGS: 602   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Pours a deep brown, almost black. Ample creamy tan head. Chocolate, roasted nuts, espresso, dried fruit in the nose. Good body and a velvety feel in the mouth. The flavor is milky coffee/chocolate with some notes of toasted nuts. Nice finish. This was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Draft @ Rustico. Pours a very dark chocolate-brown color; medium tan head with solid fine-bubbled lacing. Fair amounts of cocoa, chocolate, and some dried dark fruits in the aroma; a bit reserved and straightforward. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: tons of nougat, cocoa, and milk chocolate; creamy, dense palate, with plenty of chocolate and chewiness; still, not overly complex; lots of douginess; a touch of alcoholic warmth showing through. Lengthy finish: cocoa, milk chocolate, and dough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2008
22 oz - Dense black, tan creamy head. Rich roasted chocolate and mild coffee aromas lay upon waves of dark currants and black licorice. Notes of lightly smoked bread surface as it warmed to room temperature. Intense bittersweet chocolaty roast and coffee tones plow through deep hints of fig and caramel raisin. Full bodied with smooth soft carbonation. This easily moves to the top of my list for Smuttynose all-time favorites. A great effort that should not be missed…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2008
First of all, I would like the thank beastiefan2k - even though I am currently enjoying this beer in the comfort of my own home, he did offer some to me at a tasting earlier this weekend, and he seemed very upset that no one was drinking it - on behalf of everyone that was there, I AM SORRY EUGENE - there were just so many great beers there that we COULDN’T buy at a local store - okay, so you could have saved me 6.50, but there was Barrel-Aged Third Coast, and Pushing the Envelope Extreme, man! - how could this beer compete? - okay, so that’s out of the way - this is a pretty good Baltic Porter - it’s heavy on the tobacco and roast, with a strong cream sweetness, and rather apparent alcohol - some notes of wood and burnt vegetation - there is an ashy/char character that clashes a bit with the high sweetness, making it a bit clumsy and out of balance, but she tastes pretty good - but once again, I’M SORRY EUGENE.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Clear dark brown body with ruby highlights and a small creamy brown head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with some chocolate, caramel, and molassas. Huge sweet roasted malt flavor, lots of caramel, some chocolate and light fruity hints. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation and a smooth creamy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Poured in to my 22 0z beer glass with a nice 3 inch head. Dark, oily, black appearance. I smelled coffee, chocolate, and a hint of alcohol. Bitter alcohol flavor, along with chocolate, coffee. I enjoyed it much more as I let it warm up, became much more pleasant.I didn’t notice the bottle conditioned till after the fact, but would be curious how this would be in 6 months or a year from now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2008
Draught@The Ginger Man, NYC
Opaque black color, beautiful creamy expresso head, lace. Chocolaty, a bit milky aroma. Very liquerish palate. Roasted, burnt malty flavors. Milky flavors like in some sweet stouts. A bit sticky finish. Smooth and balanced, although not very complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1682) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Bottle. Poured a nice black body with thin head. Aroma of chocolate, light hops and coffee. Flavor is chocolate, lightly bitter, pineapple, light hoppiness to it and some plums. Smooth, rich and a nice mouthfeel. This is well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Dark, murky, midnight black in color with a crème tan wrung around the outskirts. Aroma revels in slabs of bakers chocolate, black patent and broiled leather dipped in the grease of mocha java beans. A spongy, lactic echo fills the nostrils with loving sentiments. Flavor is ever present in true to life smutty fashion. Mocha chips and milk chocolate smeared over smoky leather straps, dangling like stalactites from the edges of the palate. Cocoa pudding sweetness and thickness in palate consistency, edging out with a hint of firewood, flame crested almonds and light accents of applewood and apple butter. Cocoa, figs and prunes and oh so smooth. Crème brulee pools of with a flame capped, crispy caramel character. Cocoa and lightly burnt cinnamon edging over caramel scones complete the classic clinic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3255) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bottled. Pours cola black with a brown ring around the edges. Smooth aroma of roasted nuts and coffee. Same in the flavour except a slight background of menthol smoke. Enjoyable

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