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RATINGS: 751   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (768) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Translucent dark brown color. Small tan head dissipates quickly. Faint roasted malt nose. Sweet roasted malt flavor is redolent of cocoa and coffee with licorice undertones. Nicely complex and flavorful. Cloying, earthy, full bodied and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ExpendableHero (766) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2013
This was pretty solid. Aromas of coffee/chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, some muted dark coffee notes, earthy flavors, some molasses, and roasted malts. A bit dry, yet sweet on the finish. Somewhat boozy, but in a good way. I liked this one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4183) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2013
12 ounce thanks to UDBeernut. Creamy with some chocolate. Nice tan head. Slight bitterness. A little light in the body for "imperial," but tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of candied sugar, chocolate, cocoa powder and some lager yeast. Flavour brings out sweetened cocoa powder, lager yeast, and a little candied sugar. Well-balanced, quite light-bodied and easily drinkable. Quite a well-made Baltic porter. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
Bouteille 22oz, courtoisie de Hogtownharry ou Blankboy. De couleur brune-noire et opaque. Nez de chocolat noir, de malt rôti doux, léger de petits fruits aux petites notes sûres (cerises noires, petites notes de raisins) et de caramel avec des notes de chocolat au lait. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec une pétillement moyen et une texture légèrement crémeuse. Goût de mélasse douce avec un goût légèrement fruité aux notes sûres (cerises noires, notes de raisins et de prunes) ainsi qu’avec des traces de chocolat au lait lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût de chocolat noir, moyen de de malt rôti et léger de caramel sucré puis en finale l’on retrouve de fines notes d’alcool doux avec des traces de café. Post-goût plutôt long, légèrement amer de chocolat noir, de rôti doux, avec des notes de café, d’alcool et de fruits. (2006)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3435) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Sample from Erica at the Pour house, pours brown with light off white head, lacing is sporadic and spotty. Aromas and flavor of roasted grains, caramel malt, nuts, chocolate, rye, light vanilla, and cream. Light to medium body for a porter. Good example of the style. If it was thicker, it would be great.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7882) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Dark brown pour. Smell is kirschlikoer, cocoa, booze, malt, caramel. Complex. Flavor is sweet cocoa, sugar, caramel, some roasted malt. Thin body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1024) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Poured from bottle. Aroma of nut, dry cocoa, vanilla. Stout black, lacing tan head. Nut, burnt malt, cocoa, toffee flavors. Maybe a touch of smoke Earthy bitterness in back. Hearty feel. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle... Poured deep, near black, not quite opaque, with a thin forming khaki head. Nice mouthfeel, not too thick and not too thin. Nice roast with toasted grains, ashy malts, and a worty sweetness. Mild alcohol note, but overall tamed nicely. Some dark fruits, almond nuts, and earthiness. Low bitterness and hardly any hop presence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (533) - Naples, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel, and a faint wiff of alcohol. Black body with traces of brown around the edges and a small tan head that mainly gathers around the edges of the glass. Flavors of bitter chocolate, molasses, woodines. Thin in the mouth with not much lingering flavors.


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