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RATINGS: 667   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Pours dark and near-black with a lot of dense, dark brown foam. Aroma is malty and strong... full of coffee and a slight licorice/anise character. Flavors are malty and kind of earthy/woody with a good herbal hop bitterness to balance things out. Very nice. Complex yeast character underneath it all. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
msbernac (1228) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, coffee Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-perfect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (6201) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. Black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of licorice, roasted malt, some dark chocolate and hints of dried fruit. The mouthfeel was thick and the aftertaste long. A nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
voyageurmike (161) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Fantastic mouthfeel to a dark opaque brown porter served in a tulip glass at the Bulls Head. Coffee aroma and flavor with a lingering anise and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2015
I love it that when you pour a beer like this you have the feeling something great is going to happen. It sliiiiides rather than pours, it settles as if it is sitting in a comfy lounge, and it know it belongs. Stuffynose really. Look at it, a great dense black body and delightful crema. Each sip leaves a lovely lacing down the glass. I should be criticised for copyright infringement but yes, coffee, dark fruit and raisins. Maybe fig too. Dense bold mouthfeel and flavour with a spiritous endnote. Not trying to be Putin anyone down at all but I’m glad to see the Russians have given the world something of value.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2876) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle conditioned in January, 2015. This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a pure dark jet black pour. A slight one and a half finger white to off white foamy head dissipated within less than a minute. Lacing just quickly slides into the beer. The smell starts off with sweet rich dark chocolate with a nice leading edge of some dark fruits coming in lightly to keep it sweet. Light bitter and roasty coffee beans show some nice balance to boot in the aroma. The taste follows through in the previously noted aromas. The lager yeast helps a tad little bit of breadiness to make a smooth transition to the aftertaste and give off a sly little bit of semi-sweet sticky little bit of a finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs really light causing a big stickiness to develop and surround my tongue. Overall, I say this was a really nice Baltic Porter, maybe I just could have had it at the right time too. It really aged nicely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (136) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2015
On tap at Archive. A murky black brew that paints the head brown. Rich taste, a meal in a glass, with flavours ranging from coffee to dried fruit. Well matched with their porter and beef cheeks pie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1713) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Bomber. Pours black with a dissipating brown head and aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste is strong, with liquorice and dark fruits along with roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee notes into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1784) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2015
With Z, pours a deep dark black pour with no appreciable head. Nose is deep and heavy malt with some vanilla fruit. Taste is thick malt, dark fruit with a hint of Java. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a rather long and dry ending. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (278) - - SEP 14, 2015
Aroma: toast, pumpernickel bread, caramel, plum, licorice, soy sauce in the backgroud Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, toast, lightly roasted, pumpernickel bread, caramel Smooth, full body. Fantastic, well balanced beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomekk1978 (997) - Ząbki, POLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Aromat: słodowy, wyraźnie słodki, z nutami karmelu, orzechów włoskich, tostów, nieco suszonych owoców (śliwki, wiśnie), porto, czekolady, kawy. Ogólnie gładki, alkohol dobrze ukryty.

Wygląd: barwa niestety czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa/ jasno brązowa, średnio pęcherzykowa, niewielka i niezbyt trwała. To najsłabszy punkt tego piwa.

Smak: na bogato. Czekolada, leciutka paloność, kawa, owoce suszone. Początkowo słodko, ale ciemne słody jednak zwyciężają, nadając nutę kwaskową. Mocno, ale gładko. Goryczka umiarkowana, idealnie dobrana by zapewnić balans ze słodem. Krągła pełnia, niskie (zbyt) wysycenie i ciemno słodowy (głównie czekoladowy), kwaskowy i alkoholowy , rozgrzewający przełyk finisz.

Jeden z najlepszych, o ile nie najlepszy Bałtyk jaki piłem. Aromat świetny, barwa zbyt ciemna i piana słaba, jednak smak również bardzo dobry, z alkoholem jedynie na finiszu. Nieco za dużo kwaskowości. Ogólnie jednak warto było wydać na nie 20 zł.

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