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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 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2010
This did its job and then some! Poured black with a creamy tan head. Lasted forever in a good way. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Same as it smelled. Not alcohol presence what so ever. Nicely done.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (12) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Dark black-brown in color with a tan mocha head and only traces of lacing. Smell is of roast, dark fruits, and maybe dark chocolate. Tastes of cherries, bittersweet cocoa, coffee, roast, and tobacco char. Some carbonation and coats well on the palate. Sweetness mixed about the aroma and flavor and combine for quite the epic porter imo! No expectations but if I had some they were completely blown away!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (275) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle, thanks Ben. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, plum, dark fruits and some raisin. smoked. App: pitch black with minimal brown head. Taste and palate: full body, liquoreux, medium sweetness, dry medium sweetness and a tad bitter finish. sticky on lips. Overall: pretty good. A really good interpretation of the style. Heavy but fruity enough to make it easy to enjoy. Could be more smokey though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
12oz bottle, fridge tempPitch black. almost no head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Not a bad taste, really earthy hops, well balanced bitterness, roasted almonds and coffee with milk chocolate. nice.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
perpetuitas (14) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Awesome example of the style! Big, bold and smooth just like the style says. I like the deep flavors that come with this one and it’s amazingly quaffable for such high abv.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2992) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in 1/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, licorice, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, light licorice, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Baltic porter. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt, earthy hops, and dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1812) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2015
As far as an American made Baltic Porter goes - this stuff hits the mark. Big and bold and beautiful. Dank shit!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5510) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
23/I/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ "I need to get rid of my Belgian ticks" tasting - BB: n/a, 2013 vintage (2015-83) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, sugary, overripe banana, vanilla, some chocolate. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty sweet start, some alcohol, dark chocolate, caramel, bit sugary. Aftertaste: fruity, some banana, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, lots of dark chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shonobiwan (217) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2015
22 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark almost black with a very nice tan head and tons of lacing. Aroma of fruit and coffee nice and strong. Taste has the sweetness of the fruit and malts combined with coffee notes and a slight bitterness combined with a hint of smoke. Great beer absolutely delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2730) - BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle shared by Benzai at tderoeck’s place. Stable, light beige, dense head over a very dark chestnut beer, almost black. Very rich and tempting aroma, vanilla, cocoa, candied dates, bayleaf, liquorice, banana, cognac, espresso. Refined sweetish onset, banana, nuts, caramelly malts, oily mouthfeel, very chocolatey (or at least more than expected from a Baltic porter), quite deep and rich, some iron but in a good way; in the finish, a subtle whisky touch pairs beautifully with drying, peppery hop bitterness and residual malt sweetness. Delightful, especially for this style, which is usually less ’lush’ and complex. Typical American craft brewery take on the style, I’d argue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4545) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
Thanks to Benzai. 650 ml. bottle sampled @ “Tim needs to get rid of his ticks” Tasting. Enjoyed together with tderoeck, Benzai & Alengrin. 2013 Vintage. Black, solid reasonably big beige head. Nose is cold coffee, oily, chicory coffee & liquorish. Taste is bitter chicory coffee, bitter roots & herbs, roast, soy sauce, herbal, bark, pretty thick body. Decent but these just aren’t my preferred flavours.


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