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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Baltic Porter
Winnipeg, Canada

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Finally, something to look forward to this Pothole season! Brewed using pale, crystal, chocolate, and melanoidin malts. Finish hopped with UK Fuggles, and aged with french oak. Cool fermented and lagered out for a sweet, toasty finish.

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3.7
eric_victor (60) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Close to black with one finger of frothy tan head that slowly recedes to a fine layer on top. Slightly sweet chocolate aroma. Sweetness lingers with a nice bitter finish. Something to look forward to each spring.

3.8
MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle thnx to Duffman. This pours a headless, dark brown beer. Aroma is fruity, malty, full of caramel, molasses and dark sugar. Wow. Flavour is very sweet with lots of the caramel and sugary notes returning. Very creamy and sticky mouthfeel. Good drinkable, but still it makes you want to sip. Quite complex and full brew. Very nice!

3.4
tom10101 (6281) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle (650 ml). Traded by northropfrye, thanks Andrew! Dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of toffee (intense), raisins and slight smoke notes. Taste is sweet and sugary with lot of toffee, raisins and slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Alcohol is well hidden. Good complexity and right on style. Too sugary for my liking though... low drinkability.

3.8
cards04 (2939) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 5, 2012
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Pours a nice thick black with quite a bit of mocha head. Very interesting and complex. Took awhile for the nose to come around. But there was some dark roasted malts and some banana as well. Booze too. Sweet and thick. Banana, caramel up front. Dark roasted malts, woodiness, umami, and a lingering anise finish. Good beer.

4.3
dreamflower (792) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle shared with northropfrye. This is great. Tastes and smells like Bothwell Smoked Gouda. A superb beer. I enjoyed this a lot.

3.8
reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
341ml bottle poured black in color with some red noticeable when held to the light. There is a small off-white head and a few spots of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and some woodiness. Taste is roasted malty sweetness with some nuts and chocolate and a pleasing mild hoppy bitter finish. This is one amazing porter which is almost perfectly balanced and very tasty.

3.7
northropfrye (3712) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 Bottle. Smokey aroma with some bubblegum and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet and bitter, like a dry stout with some nice fruity malts. A great porter.

3.7
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2011
(Bottle from Vertical Bacon Strips) Le liquide a un corps plutôt noir. La mousse forme une belle tête solide. Une dentelle s’accroche au verre. Le nez est plein de chocolat et de toffee avec une touche boisée et des fruits qui sont à la fois agréables et à la fois bizarrement acidulés. La bouche rappelle les grandes lagers noires avec des saveurs confortablement chocolatées, caramélisées et rôties. Les esters fruités sont ici pour le meilleur et pour le pire : quelque chose de bon et quelque chose qui cloche. La sensation sur le palais est bien intéressante : le liquide est dense, l’effervescence en accord avec le style et la texture très douce. La finale permet à un alcool jusqu’ici bien dissimulé de réchauffer les notes chocolatées qui s’accrochent derrière la langue. Définitivement une bière à revisiter.

3.5
rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 Description: Baltic Porter à presque 8 degrés fermentée avec des levures de lager.


Comment: Bouteille de 341ml avec cire blanche partagée avec Patrick.


Visuel: Le liquide est brun, la mousse est beige et très épaisse.


Olfactif: Le nez de pomme verte détonne, il y a aussi une bonne dose de chocolat et de grille, mais les pommes dominent. Il y a des odeurs rappelant le Sake.


Gustatif: Elle est ronde, elle mousse en bouche, les saveurs de chocolat sont bien agréables. La fin de bouche est à la fois piquante et agréable.


Résumé: Un bon baltic porter mais est-ce que les pommes vertes devraient vraiment être au rendez-vous ?.


Note: 7/10

2.7
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
341ml bottle poured into my Darkness tulip...A slighter darker than average coca cola with a disappointing amount of head, no lacing at all...Average aroma of peat moss, light coffee and a grain alcohol prominance that is distracting. Roast presents lightly...The taste starts alcoholy again, this is a disappointment in every aspect. Light bitter from alcohol but roasty or coffee.

Not sure what they were thinking here, but unsuccessful.


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