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RATINGS: 600   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 weíve followed. This beer is big, bold & smooth, with malty flavors reminiscent of coffee, dark fruit & raisins. Share one with your comrades!


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 6, 2010
My favorite baltic porter- smutty nose nailed this beer. Delightful jet black color, thick, heavy body. nose has lots of dried fruit and a slight tart quality behind the big toasted malt. The taste has big chocolate, raisin, and toasted malt.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sanborn13 (7) - Hebron, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
Appearance is exactly what a porter should be, black with a thick tan head which will last as long as it takes you to drink this beer. Aroma is plentiful with some roasted malts, hints of chocolate, caramel and even some raisin, very slight alcohol smell but not overpowering. Taste is slightly sweet to start but very complex and extremely well balanced. Something for everyone in this; malts, slightly hoppy, chocolate, raisin, coffee but no one flavor stands out. Even ay 9% ABV this is smooth, easy to drink and the 22 oz bomber was gone within the hour.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
Draft at Jerryís. Black with chocolate shake head / Rich, acidic nose of tobacco, coffee, and lemon / Full body, chewy and lightly sweet, with excellent balance and dry finish / Winey, earthy flavors of dark roast coffee, tobacco, chocolate, prunes, lemon, orange, and oak / Superb. Possibly my best porter ever?

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
digrod (83) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Black pour with great foamy head. Smells of raisins/prunes and some licorice. Tastes of dark chocolate, black licorice, and sweet prunes. Finishes with burnt molasses and cocao.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Wow! poured jet black with a nice tan frothy head. Notes of coffee,mocha,and roasted malt. Coats your mouth and is very drinkable. Much better then Victorys baltic imo.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kinz (3362) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2008
Draft at Cap Ale House, post 10k recovery beer. Pours black with a creamy tan head, very nice. Aroma is a great blend of coffee accented malts and dark fruits. Flavor is an almost exact match, but just exquisitely balanced, luscious, and full. This is absolutely fantastic, an amazingly good beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mike67 (829) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a thick, brown, long lasting head. The aroma is chocolate malt, dark fruit and brown sugar. Full body, some tartness. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Fruity sweetness nicely balanced with coffee bitterness. Finish is enormous, long lasting and very balanced. Simply great!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ucfknightscott (56) - Casselberry, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2009
One of my favorite styles. Pours a beautiful inky black with a medium brown, creamy head. Aroma is big and complex. I detect notes of raisin, dark fruits, coffee, caramel, and milk chocolate. Drinks very smooth for the high abv. Coffee and sweet fruits dominate the palate. This is a beautiful beer. Very delicous. This is one will be one of my new favorites. Highly recommended.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 15, 2009
THOUGHTS: Very nice. It went down easy for something this bit. One of the better Baltic Porters Iíve had, but then again I canít think of many bad one either. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured dark brown, that was a nearly opaque black in the glass with an average, tan head that mostly diminished. The aroma was moderate to heavy roasted malt, coffee and chocolate syrupy; along with raisin, prune, cherry, soy sauce and dark chocolate cherry cordials. The initial flavor was sweet, bitter and a little acidic; while the finish was very sweet, rather bitter and acidic with an average to almost short duration. There was chocolate syrupy, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, prune, raisin, cherry and dark chocolate cherry cordials. The full body was oily with fizzy carbonation and a light astringent and light to moderate alcoholic finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a deep dark color with a brown head. Strong aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is rich and smooth with the hints of coffee and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel that leads to a dry finish. Very well balanced porter. Not too much of a stretch to say that itís one of the better porters Iíve had in a while.


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