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style
RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich, smooth, and balanced

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nwiseman (202) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2010
On tap at the eccentric cafe. Some sweet, richness in the nose. Very dark brown with barely any head. Rich and full as it traverses the mouth with and interesting mix of sweet and bitter in the finish. Wasnít crazy about this, but it definitely wasnít the worst thing I had today.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Tap at Eccentric Cafe. (Listed as "Light Bodied Porter", 8.4%) Pours deep brown with dirty red transparency and negligible head. Nose is dark roasted malt and slight coffee. Taste is bitter, dry, roasty, nutty, and burnt chocolate. Very nice, crisp, refreshing and packed with flavor. Almost some cinnamon and spices coming through as well. Nice offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
On tap at Eccentric. Huge roasty aroma,not as coffeeish as most,some touches of chocolate. Taste was a big splash of roasted malt with subtle chcolate notes,not as big bodied as most Baltic Poters,also lacking complexity ,It was nice enough ,but more an Imperial Porter then a Baltic

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Black. Rich tan head. Rich malt flavors dominate. The palate is smooth, but slightly too highly carbonated for a porter. Overall a great beer however.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Nice roasted scent with a frothy head. Full coffee flavor with a hint of hops bitterness. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Had this on tap at eccentric day. Poured a dark brown. I was happy to see this was on tap. Unfortunately it didnít meet my expectations. taste was underplayed chocolate, distant spices, weak roasted grain profile. Honestly, I thought it was rather weak tasting. Missed the mark with this one.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Silphium (3194) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2007
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Deep milk chocolate brown body, tight medium buff head. Aroma of chocolate, hot alcohol, and spices. Chocolate and roasted malts greet the palate, which has a strange spiciness and an unpleasant lingering acrid bitterness. Chalky, with a touch of licorice. After several sips, some charred brown sugar elements became apparent, but didnít mesh well with the chocolate and surprisingly prickly alcohol. This is simply a case of the parts not working together, and the beer misses the mark as a Baltic Porter. A huge disappointment.


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