Garrison Grand Baltic Porter Rum Barrel Aged

Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Baltic Porter
Halifax, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Enjoy this special version of our award winning Grand Baltic Porter, aged 10 months in rum barrels from Lunenburg micro-distiller, Ironworks. Skal!

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fonefan (52982) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2016

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF tasting 2015) by chriso - London ].

[ As Garrison Grand Baltic Porter Rum Barrel Aged ].
[ Bottle #225 ]. Clear dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, bread, caramel, dark malt, rum - alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark malt, chocolate, rum. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20150808]

KyotoLefty (10928) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle at ChrisO’s. Nose of rum, over-ripe peach, honey. Crazy. Dark brown with lace. Thick, rich fruit flavor, raisin and apricot. Wacky and fun.

TaktikMTL (8013) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2015
Bouteille de 650 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe de chocolat et de petits fruits confits. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de vanille en arrière goût. (Rating #6571)

MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Candied black cherries, milk chocolate and vanilla thrive in a silky, soft mouthfeel brushed by alcohol warmth.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the mahogany-hued dark brown.
-This isn’t very sweet for the style, which actually is in character for this brewery.
-The flavor profile is deep but not boastful.
-The rum barrel contributes subtly in the flavor profile.


Leighton (23090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle shared at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF tasting 2015 - London. Cheers to Scopey for this scoop. Pours clear amber-brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose holds plum, toffee and general ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with rich, gooey toffee, figs, mellow alcohol. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, with more toffee and ripe fruits. Very tasty, and nicely balanced overall.

Desverger (14030) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2015
[email protected] and Ruth’s Pre-GBBF 2015, London - pours black with tan/beige head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste with chocolate, coffee, caramel, rum infused wooden notes, sweet to roasted finish.

Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Clear Deep amber whit an offwhite head. Fruity, coffee, malty aroma. Malty, roasted, chocolate and cocoa, rum and woody flavour. Nice well balanced beer :-)

planky84 (3591) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle share at Chris & Ruth’s pre- gbbf shindig, 2015. Mahogany coloured pour with a beige head. Treacle toffee and dark fruit nose. Flavours of toffee, caramel and raisin. Boozy mouthfeel. Heavy going number.

Scopey (16528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle at ChrisOs Pre-GBBF. I picked this up at the brewery. It pours deep ruby with a thick light tan head. The nose is rich, juicy, fruity, fruit cake, rum, toasty brown sugars, wood, leather and rich spice. The taste is rich, oily, woody rum, fruit cake, raisin, toasted brown sugars, resin, earthy roast warming alcohol and spice with a dry woody finish. Medium - full body and moderate carbonation. Nice woody rum character thought. Rich and well balanced. I rather liked this one.

madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
8th August 2015
Pre GBBF tasting as Chris and Ruth’s. Clear dark amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light, semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, trace of chocolate. Light vanilla. Mild rum and rum soaked dark fruits. A light sweetish finish. Nice one.

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