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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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This style originally started as a stronger version of English Porter, brewed with ale yeast, and shipped through the North Sea to the Baltic nations. These countries took up brewing porters on their own, and when lager brewing swept the region, their porters became lagers. Likewise, we used our lager yeast to brew this dark, strong, but deceptively smooth porter. Malt forward with mellow roasted notes from black malt and wheat, it is rounded out with honey malt, flaked barley and Czech Saaz hops.

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3.3
kerenmk (5152) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 3, 2016
On Tap at Blackstone Brewery, Nashville, TN, 4.5.16. Very dark brown. Roasty, caramel aroma, bitter with hints of sweetness in the mouth, roastiness with some dark fruit notes. Sweet chocolate finish, fizzy, medium body.

3.7
nearbeer (5600) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2016
10 oz. on tap at the brewpub. Black with a small ring of bubbles. Nose is chocolate, light espresso and dry grass. Tastes the same plus a touch of caramel. Medium body has a good balance and low-medium carbonation.

3.9
chucklemation (1759) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Pours a jet black with a very thin white head. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, molasses, dark fruits, light booze notes, and some roast. Flavor is chocolate, molasses, and roast. Has a molasses thick body and goes down smooth. The best beer Blackstone had on tap during my visit.

3.6
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Draft at the Beer Cellar in Nashville. Pours rich black in color with a cocoa head. Grainy notes with a bite of hops. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, and rich full finish.

3.6
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Black pour with frothy tan head and lace. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Sweet chocolate with espresso kicker and a nice malt bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation a bit watery and thin. Served too cold to start but nice as it warms.

3.4
bleeng (1691) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2010
12 oz glass at brewery served way too cold. Very little nose. Taste is slightly roasty, with not many other flavors expected in this style. Very smooth-maybe the lager yeast smoothed this out. Very plain.

3.8
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Dark brown-red, beige tan cover. Aroma is chocolate, light anise, roasty. Taste is chocolate, more roast a bit dry with a nice bite. Lacking the licorice forward notes I expect in a Baltic Lager, but this is a very very good porter.

4
HopKitty (59) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Minimal lacing, very dark, nearly opaque, looks like Guiness. smells sweet and nutty. Taste is a mix of dried fruit, cacao nibs, and earthy. Alcohol smell and taste is subtle. Very enjoyable and easy to drink, much like Guiness.

4.4
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Very dark black brew with dark creamy head. Aroma of Burnt sugar and roasted malt, very strong. Flavor is roasted, dark sugar and molasses, fantastic, especially since it’s body is so smooth! Like Guinness smooth. Finally, in it’s last hoorah, it really warms the belly :] On tap at the Brewery. Git sum!


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