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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep, dense and thoughtful beer with many layers of flavors, from sweet and soothing maltiness to hints of chocolate character and background. All co-mingle into a smooth, silky flavor that is contemplative but robust. While this beer was top fermented keeping true to historic roots of the style, the brew was conditioned as a bottom fermented variation, producing a softer roundness in the final product. 9.2% abv OG 1.080 IBU:23
2012 vintage: 8.2% abv

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Tap at prohibition pig. Pours dark brown thick creamy head with nice lace. Mild aroma of malts and chocolate. Taste is sweet malt, chocolate. Light body, and somewhat thin.


3.9
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a frothy white head managing to dissipate at a good pace. Mild lacing. The aroma starts off with a huge sweet milk chocolate base. Crisp nutty notes follow in. Dark fruits play with some dark chocolate. The flavor yields to the sweet side with a soft smooth bitterness from the dark chocolate. Dark fruits seem to fall back way more. Lingering robust dark chocolate plays with the sweet side in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a spectacular sessionability about it. ABV seems well hidden. Overall, I liked this one a lot for me as the ABV doesn’t seem as pronounced as in other Baltic porters. Also, the dark fruits really don’t make any noise in this one so much, so another quality somewhat missing from this. Still, something about it that I would love to come back to.

3.2
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
had at worthy burger. roasty, subtle tartness, very smooth mouthfeel, a dark fruitiness, with some moderate bitterness.

3.6
Reynolds314 (3441) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pours jet black with nice head. Aroma is light roast and some chocolate. Taste is nice and simple baltic porter with smooth roasty character and light chocolate. Very simple and drinkable for the high abv.

4
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
In tap at three penny, great thick roasty rich beer, awesome addition to the Vermont brew scence

3.7
mikem409 (2026) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
tap at pub. pours dark brown with redish head. aroma of nuts and prunes. taste was thick and toffee sweet

3.9
Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 A deep dark porter with a thick frothy brown head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate with light coffee notes, light soy sauce. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate with coffee grinds, vanilla, alcohol warmth, mocha coffee, beautiful. On tap at the brewpub, March 17, 2012.

3.6
LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of very rich roasted malt. Flavor again of sweet rich roasted malt, vanilla, nougat, molasses, and sweet lagery (the only descriptor I can think of) malt. Good stuff. 7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5]

3.4
Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Draft at brewpub. Pours a dark brown/black with a short tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, faint caramel and had a hint of chocolate. Flavor was roasted malts, subtle coffee and a touch of chocolate with a roasty finish.

3.5
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - DEC 11, 2009
pours beep brown/black with minimal white head. aroma is sweet malts, nutty, caramel. drinks light and crisp with caramel and nutty earthiness. really crisp and clean finish, good carbonation. drinks more of a nut brown then baltic porter but still tasty.


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