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RATINGS: 642   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2009 Bottle from tap & mallet, rochester. Dark pour with a solid tan sheet of suds. Nose of burnt sugar, licorice, & a little chocolate in the somewhat nicely robust nose. Some smokey notes as well. Carbonation is very soft, showing up mainly at the end. Thick too, carrying firm malty sensations, chocolate and smoke, some licorice too, and robust raisin notes and chocolate covered dark fruits. Has held up considerably well over the 3 years...remaining loaded with malty flavors and thick, somewhat chewy body...even still remotely hoppy in the finish to balance it all out. Quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (847) - Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with very little head. Nose is chocolate, coffee and licorice. Taste same with some bitterness and alcohol. Great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
00german00 (10) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Doesn’t have a strong, extremely appetizing aroma but sits great on the palate and easily drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (723) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2015
Robe bien noire petit collet persistant. Aromes torréfiés bien cafe et un peu boisé. Ronde a souhait un peu sirupeuse mais sans excès reglisse et café en bouche. Longue comme il faut. Un vrai petit regal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2818) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Black with a modest tan head that doesn’t last all that well. Aroma of prunes, licorice, coffee, moderate roast. Medium bodied; smooth with moderate carbonation. Lots of coffee and dried fruit, gently tapering sweetness into a clean slightly bitter finish. Fine stuff, smooth and very easy drinking for 8.7%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (312) - POLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się sycząca brązowa pianka, szybko opada praktycznie do zera, barwa ciemno brązowa, prawie czarna. Aromat przypomina śliwki w czekoladzie połączone z likierem kawowym, w tle minimalna paloność - nie jest zbyt intensywny, aczkolwiek przyjemny. W smaku na pierwszym miejscu likier kawowy i gorzka czekolada plus sos sojowy, trufle, marcepan, nieco wanilii... Generalnie wszystko to jest bardzo intensywne, wyraźne, nie trzeba się doszukiwać. Goryczka początkowo delikatna po chwili dochodzi do średniej. W afterteasie nuty tytoniowe, alkohol wyraźny, ale dobrze wkomponowany, fajnie rozgrzewa, odczucie w ustach nieco powyżej półpełnego, lekko popiołowe, lepkie. Nagazowanie średnie, ciut za wysokie jak na ten styl - zapewne to + wysoki alkohol sprawiły, że piana przypominała tą z coli. Bardzo udany Porter Bałtycki, treściwy, wyrazisty, wszystkie składowe smaku tworzą świetnie ułożoną całość. Nie potrzeba tu leżakowania, ponieważ jest to trunek kompletny. Gdyby jeszcze zmniejszyć nasycenie...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (534) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Nose is prune, raisin, faint dark chocolate. Flavor is same plus blueberry, espresso, char, earthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mortlach (1288) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 4, 2015
Handpump @Bibere Bistrot (Rome). Pours deep brown with a medium cappuccino head. Aroma of roasted malts, lot of chocolate and some mocha, vanilla, amazing. Flavour is sweet with a light bitter end, chocolate and coffee. Full body, light carbonation. Wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1258) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Cocoa and molasses aroma. Raisin, cocoa, and molasses flavor. A pretty good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1433) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with brown head. Chocolate and roasted aroma. Chocolate, sweet, vanilla, roasted, coffee taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Weevo (70) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle, pours dark black with a small creamy head. Aromas of roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste the same with vanilla and a little sweetness. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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