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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our imperial, Baltic-style porter is inspired by the strong, dark brews exported from Great Britain to Eastern Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. Rich and flavorful with upfront notes of chocolate, caramel and toffee.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1203) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. Almost black, creamy beige head, nice lacework. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, smooth, fully body. Malts and a touch of licorice. No bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1827) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Nearly black pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves a little lacing. Lots of chocolate, cereal and smoke in the aroma, some acidity, toffee and light charred dark fruit notes. Flavor is big on dark chocolate, smoke and charred roast, then lots of cereal, oddly strong with all the roast notes, dark toffee, light acidic and dark fruit notes. Medium body, creamy entry, medium carbonation and still creamy, but slightly acidic and thinner finish. Really good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3565) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Aroma is toffee, dark malts and a hint of spicy heat. The flavor is dark malts, toffee, light spicy notes and an acidic/slightly sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
This one poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of smoke, dark fruits, and medium roast. Falvor was similar, grapey, caramel, smoke and roast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (725) - PERU - DEC 26, 2013
Rich Baltic porter with aromas of caramelized malts, coffee, and chocolate. Not so complex, but a tasty, full-bodied beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle. This is a really nice big porter with a full rich roasted profile. Well worth picking up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2013
12oz bottle from total wine in tampa. Black pour. Roasty aroma - little vinegar vibe. Tastes are leather, toffee, raisins, earthy, dark chocolate bitter. Thin palate. Little metallic in the finish. Interesting, but kinda rough for my tastes. Definitely a slow sipper.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (814) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Love it. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, chocolate and vanilla. Taste follows nose. I could make this a regular.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalhead0043 (142) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2013
12 oz bottle for 2.49. Pours black with a slight amber hue and a tan head. Looks nice. Smells like a porter; chocolate, malts and a little vanilla too. Tastes similar. Body is thinner than I like in a porter though. A good imperial porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3022) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Old school English-style porter. Pours black with good mocha head and lacing. Dark chocolate with nut, some coffee, some booze and caramelized malt. Finishes sour after a moment. Bottle.


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