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RATINGS: 754   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - MAY 6, 2007
Gorgeous ruddy brown/red garnet body with a thin but firm off white hat. Creamy milk chocolate nose with current, black malt, and charred marshmallow. Mouthfeel is a bit livelier then expected with slightly metallic coco, current, black patent malt, and some cherry cordial. Finishes rather abruptly with some more metallic coco.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1734) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Dark mahogany pour with a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark fruit. taste is wow. So good! Roasted malt, slight dark fruit, creamy, roasted malt finish. Smooth indeed. Bottle in a singles rack, went back for a 6 pack. 7.1 % alc well hidden. Very nice lacing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (867) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Thanks ModeEngage! Clear dark reddish brown with a small, foamy tan head that lasts on the edges. Aromas of roasted and toasted malts, light vanilla, nuts and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, light vanilla and toasted nuts. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry and bitter finish. Lingering roastiness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (667) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. As good as any of the premium porters out there in the more expensive market. Don’t miss this one.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (386) - - DEC 20, 2014
Dark copper, clear, lasting head, sparse lacing. Middle body, moderate flavor, silky texture, just enough alcohol heat. Bittersweet, almost tart, balanced, bitter but not too dry a finish. Mid roast flavors, bitter chocolate, Pleasant if not exciting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2460) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2014
12 oz bottle (from notes) allowed to warm for about 15 minutes, then served in a snifter. A: pours a deep, dark, clear mahogany but is opaque and nearly black in the snifter. The frothy light brown head is mostly short-lived but leaves some lacing. Aroma: mild-to-moderate strength. Dark malt and fruits, especially prune and raisin, notes of dark sweet chocolate, hints of alcohol, a bit of burnt raisins, and a smidge of roasted black express beans.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (565) - - JUN 4, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. Served by Matt Capone himself! Pours a translucent clear dark brown with rich red hues when backlit. Head is off white, rocky, huge and lasting with thick lacing. Aroma is mild but full: roasted malt, cocoa, dark fruits, cherry, fig, and light gingerbread spice. Flavor is full and lingering on the palate: same as above with great carbonation that ties it all together. Haven’t had in years, was great to try again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (890) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured in very dark (almost black) shade of brown, medium tan head and some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits and some roasted malts. Taste is consistent, some coffee and a very nice and balanced bitterness from hops is also there. Nice enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1122) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle pours black with big tan head. Aroma is chocolate roast and pine hops. Taste is very smooth mouthfeel with big roast and a clean and bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (372) - - MAY 7, 2014
Nice light roasted flavor throughout. Dark fruit, especially plum, light coffee, milk and licorice. Finish is a bit sour. Good medium feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (441) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2014
From bottle. Pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Taste is chocolate, caramel, sweet with nicely balanced bitters.


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