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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2008
2008 22oz bomber. Pours a nice frothy head with decent lacing. Much darker than I was initially thinking. Deep aromas and flavours of raisins, bittersweet chocolate, candied fruit. A bit of coffee and a vinous character. A little bit of brewers licorice on the back end. Good balance between the hop profile and malt backbone. Good viscosity which gave a nice sensation for the mouthfeel. Very nice representation of a baltic porter and another solid offering by Smuttynose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hvn (66) - Cracow, POLAND - NOV 23, 2015
Barwa ciemna, niemalże czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Gęsta konsystencja, niemalże oleista. W aromacie karmel, kawa, przypieczona skórka od chleba i wychodzący na przód sos sojowy. Smak niezwykle intensywny, gorzka czekolada, kawa. Duża paloność, Alkohol dobrze schowany, wyczuwalny jedynie na początku w gardle poprzez rozgrzanie przełyku. Piwo to trochę różni się w porównaniu do porterów bałtyckich znad Bałtyku, niemniej jednak jest jednym z najlepszych. Wyróżnia się. Dodatkowo na plus: super etykieta i kapsel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabah (253) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2015
9% ABV- Has a sharp alcohol bite. Heavy on the chocolate malts with some other stuff going on. Jet black appearance with just a very slim mocha head. First sampled almost exactly 4 years ago. Both bottles were aged going on 1.5 years, so thinking this would do better after 3 or so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blade86 (1020) - Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Black, opaque, small brown foam, complex intense aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, some coffee roastiness, little bit of dark fruits, high sweetness, medium- bitterness, full body, quite thick but smooth feel, soft+ carbonation, long bittersweet, dry finish Overall: Complex, without a flaw, great

-- rated with beerbasher

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1900) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2015
Mřrk brun/svart farve med beige skum som avtar. Lukt av rřstet malt, kaffe og frukt. Smak av rřstet malt, kaffe og frukt. Sřt maltavslutning. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (3148) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2015
PINT tasting @ Moortgat. Black/ruby clear, light brown lacing foam. Coffee tones in aroma. Bitter taste with fruity tones, but not overwhelming. Just nice. (Arnhem 201511)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1332) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 7, 2015
355 ml, bottled Jan. 2015, from Ammersin Centerstore.
Pitch black body, with a quite small, fluffy, coffee, colored head.
Aroma of melting dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dark and dried fruits, tobacco, nuts, dark bread.
Taste starts sweet, with dark chocolate, dark fruits, black tea, some dark bread and merges into a smooth, dry roastiness, with coffee, wood, liquorice, tobacco, cocoa powder.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smooth, dry, roasty, medium bitter, with coffee, liquorice, tobacco, some wood, some cocoa, some alcohol warmth.

Delicious! Stunning that this is a bottom fermented Porter, big and complex as an Imperial Porter. Very smooth to drink, with a pleasant subtle warmth and wonderful, manifold dark malts. Clearly the best Baltic Porter I’ve had so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artemb (251) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - NOV 4, 2015
Clear black opaque beer with short living brown head. Aroma: robusta, burned bread, some pleasant mature alcohol notes. Taste: almost dry with very light sweeteness and light to moderate biterness. Flavour: coffee with alcohol, burned sourness, some berries. Rich and good balanced, burned and warming. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BozzBoyer (39) - New York, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Appearance: Black. Aroma: Umami, Raisin, Malt, Syrup, Chocolate, espresso. Taste: Malt, Burnt, Roasted, Umami. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (378) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Aroma: caramel, caramel, chocolate, roasty, coffee, Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4510) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle from The Wine Emporium 301015. Another good beer from Smuttynose. Intense looking thick black with a layer of latte coloured foam. Oak, vanilla and toffee make for a smooth rich flavour.

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