Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Baltic Porter
Wellington, New Zealand


on tap

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Editor’s Note: This entry is for both tap and bottled versions

A beer needs to be dressed in the best. Poor Baltic Porter, favourite tipple of the Czars and one of our most popular dark beers, never had a stitch to wear. But now the face of Baltic is bear not bare, naked no longer thanks to the irreverent creative mischief of local gone global art collective & clothing brand ALC. With new threads and a quirky take on the traditional, Baltic is stepping out in fine style. Huge ups to ALC.

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drjoeng (1358) - SINGAPORE - SEP 15, 2017
8%ABV. Baltic porter. Poured out dark brown. 30 SRM. Nose has roasted nutty aromas on the front with roasted chestnuts being most obvious. There are some nice worn leathery aromas as well in the background. Other aromas include wet earth, coffee grounds, burnt milk, cherry liqueur, plum jam or sugar plums, overripe stone fruit, honey. As it warms, you get a hint of maple sugar and bit more of the sour-sweet aroma of molasses or Muscovado. Mouthfeel is carbonated or watered honey. Palate has watered honey, dark toast. Other interesting flavors are sarsaparilla root, licorice root, for the medicinal part of the palate. Charcoal, hint of burnt twig and burnt sugar (the carbonized spectrum end of burnt sugar) come to mind with that bitter sweet flavor. Finish is brief and clean. Overall, this drinks like a soft drink with a lot of sweet flavor, a light carbonated palate, a hint of grassy, herbal flavor and just enough carbon and medicine to balance the sweet and then the finish. Suggestion of booze at the end. I can't quite get past how big this "smells" and how light on the palate it ultimately is while giving you that sucker punch of a boozy undercut. Just so so so good. A big part of why I love Garage Project so much and why I will always err on the side of giving anything they put out the benefit of the doubt. Goes on Favorites List! Goes on All Time Favorites List!

nosajhongkong (88) - North Point, HONG KONG - SEP 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2017 0,65L bottle bought at the Bottle Shop Hong Kong. Appearance: Pours a deep brown colour with a thin off-white to beige head. Not much carbonation. Aroma: Roasted malt, caramel, cocoa nut and coffee. Also with some resin, currant and plum. Some smoky and alcoholic notes when it becomes warmer. Taste: Balanced and pleasant taste of caramel, plum and blackcurrant sweetness. Some moderate roasted malt and chocolate, with enough amount of coffee beans bitterness. Palate: Light-medium to medium body. Long-lasting plum and roasted malt aftertaste with some bitter cocoa and alcoholic finish. Quite a sticky texture with fairly high carbonation. The texture becomes more creamy and smooth when it becomes warmer. Overall: A pleasant and easygoing porter. The subtle plum and blackcurrant flavours are really nice and have added the already-very-balanced flavour with enough amount of complexity. This beer is what you would expect from Garage Project. First time drinking Baltic Porter and has started liking the style already.

Skarecrow (831) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2016
650ml bottle BB 11/4/17 Slight malty aroma. Dark brown color with tan head. Good bitterness upfront followed by a smooth roasted malt finish. Nice.

nickd717 (4780) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Darkest brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vinous notes, dark fruits. Flavor is medium dry, chocolate, mild roast. Medium bodied, drinkable for the style.

davidezdonz (547) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JUL 4, 2016
A 650ml bottle with a best before date of 2nd November 2016. Poured into a Moonzen teku glass. It poured a dark brown colour with a reddish hue and a big three finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing. Aromas of caramel, roasted malts, molasses, coke sweetness and a hint of smoke. Tastes caramel, dark fruit sweetness of plum and prunes, chocolate, molasses and some light char and smoke on the finish. Medium to light bodied with moderate to high prickly carbonation. Overall a pretty good Baltic Porter taste wise, but I felt that the body was too light and the carbonation slightly on the high side. Having said that, as it is, it does go down easy.

colui72 (1071) - HONG KONG - JUN 18, 2016
Black with a medium beige head. Roasted malts aroma. Thin in palate, but very tasty: caramel, roasted malts, coffee. Booze not too strong, malty character, quite tasty, lovely quaffable ale.

explosivedog (1420) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2016 650ml bottle. Slightly sharp and malty porter, with a somewhat dry finish. Very smooth for the strength.

bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2016
Black with ruby highlights. I little lifeless when poured. Nice flavours and the alcohol is well hidden but lacks a little body and texture to stand out

Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Poured from a 650ml bottle, thanks Ryan. Caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, fruity alcohol notes.

Hop_Hedonist (614) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
Solid brew - looks and tastes like a stout except for the watery body which defies the high alcohol - smooth and easy to glug - over delivers which is so typical of GP.

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