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RATINGS: 692   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 17/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2011
2009 Vintage. Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber in a stemless wine glass. the beer pours a nice black hue, with a low tan head. The nose shows really appetizing characters of chocolate milk, dark chocolate, and a slight roast note; along with a background note of Munich and perhaps a medium lovibond crystal malt. Any hop character has long fallen out of solution. The palate shows much of what was advertised in the aroma, with a touch more emphasis on roasted character. Milk chocolate, mellow roasted flavors, a nice residual caramel/toasted malt sweetness, and a finish that is absolutely surprising in its dryness. Again, hop bitterness seems nonexistent, indicating that the alcohol may be adding a touch of bitterness, along with the roasted malt. Overall, the beer shows a level of complexity and refinement that is exemplary. A stellar example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (719) - - NOV 28, 2015
Pours jet black with a decent cream colored head. Thick body for a porter. Good coffee flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (957) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
Black with tan head. Rye, spice, dark chocolate and licorice. Thick, sweet, slick, earthy and spicy finish. Overall: Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1413) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle at home, 25th November 15. Pours black, lovely neat head. Aroma is liquorice, dark chocolate, milk, coffee. Taste is slight liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee, milkshake, really smooth and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (701) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
Merci à Guillaume Sigouin pour le partage. La bière est foncée, noire et pourvue d’une belle mousse bien serrée qui malheureusement ne tient pas bien longtemps. Dommage car cette dernière est fort jolie. Les chaudes arômes granuleuses de torréfaction sont annonciatrices d’un porter baltique réconfortant. En bouche le liquide est juste assez rond et moelleux sans toutefois être riche et sirupeux. Mes papilles et mon palais s’accordent pour une expérience bien plus maltée que fruitée. En effet les grains bien rôtis libèrent une amertume plutôt sèche, laquelle ne provient pas des houblons qui demeurent présents et apportent un heureux équilibre. Moyennement longue en bouche et agréablement pétillante. Très jolie représentante de ce style dont la buvabilité est une des grandes qualités.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hvn (73) - 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 (1021) - 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
Mørk brun/svart farve med beige skum som avtar. Lukt av røstet malt, kaffe og frukt. Smak av røstet malt, kaffe og frukt. Søt maltavslutning. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (3162) - 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 (1338) - 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.

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