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RATINGS: 668   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Sweet and strong, very roasty. Does not taste remotely like an actual Baltic porter but better. Full bodied, hoppy and rich. A good American stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5207) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle at a restaurant poured a small foamy light brown colored head of finely sized bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind an opaque dark black brown colored body with no visible carbonation. They aroma was mild with dark brown malty notes and a hint or raisin. The palate begins with a roasted malt note and we ends with a tingly hop malt aftertaste. The flavor was of roasted malt, dark malt and crisp hops. Another excellent brew from the brew masters of Smuttynose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
msbernac (1230) - 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 (6203) - 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 (2879) - 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 (1714) - 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 (1785) - 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 (279) - - 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

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