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

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This traditional beer style was originally brewed in countries bordering the Baltic Sea. Although derived from English porters, it was mostly influenced by Russian imperial stouts. Typically, the Baltic porters are brewed with lager yeasts and are smoother than the imperial stouts. Grand Baltic Porter is good for the soul & luxurious on a cold Baltic night. Skal!

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7247) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 7, 2011
On tap at Volo
Aroma proper aroma, raisins, prunes with light roast. Slight alcohol with earthy ending.7+
Appearance slight haze on this dark brown ale. Beige top.
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied with softer walls. Raisin, alcohol sugary sweetness, malty. Good interpretation of Baltic Porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (6022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
650ml bottle poured almost black in color with some red highlights and a nice light tan head with some good retention leaving some fine lace on side of glass. Aroma is predominantly chocolate and roasted malts with a trace of coffee and alcohol. Taste is light roasted bitterness with some malty sweetness and a bit of chocolate and coffee and some hop bitterness in the finish. Medium to heavy body and light carbonation give this beer a pleasing enough palate. Fairly smooth and easy to drink and highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1501) - - FEB 11, 2012
Gorgeous pour, dark brown with ruby hues. small head that left a good amount of lacing. Roasted malt, some soy sauce, worcestershire, hint of brown sugar. Soy sauce up front followed by roasted malts. Let this one warm up for about 20-30 or so and the soy disappears, giving way to the malt. Heavier bodied. Once you get past the soy this is a solid porter, though the LTM we poured afterward blew this away.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1541) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Pitts cola Brown, not too much head. Aroma is fruity and anise. Taste is boozy, and dark fruity. Nice, but a bit thin for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
Noir avec une petite mousse marron stable. Larme de molasse, malt torrfi, chocolat et caf. En bouche il les mmes saveurs mais avec un peu de chaleur dalcool et une finale dune amertume moyenne. La palais est assez lourde et onctueux avec peu de carbonization.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (864) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
2011. Noire. Reflet rouge. Très sucré. Mélasse. Datte. Figue. Biscuit. Légèrement madérisé. Épicé. Bien.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19835) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle shared late night during RBWG 2015. Vintage 2011. Pours reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Some oxidation present on the nose, a bit of cocoa, toasted caramel. Medium sweets or, sugary, with some brown sugar, earthy hops, toffee. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Sugary dark malt finish with mellow chocolate. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6479) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is rich and malty with lots of caramel and licorice, a slight burnt note, and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is much the same, but a little more boozy than the typical Baltic. Very smooth otherwise, and well lagered, nice chocolate and licorice finish. Full bodied and pretty clingy with a chest-warming finish. Pretty good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
My bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o tupalev. Pours a dark, deep brown with an average size tan head. Mild aroma of lightly roasted malt, caramel, some alcohol and a hint of coffee. Flavour is different then expected but I like it: Roasty with slightly burnt caramel, light green hops, some dark fruit and some maple syrup. Medium to full bodied. Pretty good, perhaps not quite on style but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (3597) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
500 ml bottle from Bishops Cellar. Pours a very dark brown with small but lasting tan head. Lightly roasted aroma with moderately sweet dark fruit and some cocoa. Taste is also lightly roasty with much stronger fruitiness (raisin, prunes), toffee, cocoa with a light hoppiness. Alcohol is fairly muted for 9%. Delicate carbonation. Quite nice.


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