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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big, Bold, and Black. This unusual lager style has many similarities to Imperial Stouts. A lengthy conditioning period creates a silky smooth chocolatey mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. At 10% alcohol by volume, this beer is sure to keep you warm on a cold winter night.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3579) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2016
500ml from Eric TEUSINK. A little off flavor. Cardboard kind of taste. Maybe that’s a lager yeast. Pretty smooth and light otherwise though. A little more barrel as it warms a little.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (4036) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours an opaque black with a tiny beige head. Quite sweet with a mellow dryness. Aromas of burnt caramel with notes of dried fruits and hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Tiny hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish with some sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (8708) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
pours unclear dark brown, orange tint, with a nice reviving light beige cap, nice lacing. smooth milk chocolate, chocolate nibs - semi-sweet, burnt caramel, hint of smoke, strong coffee with a dash of cream, raisins, dark dried red fruitiness - clean lagering notes. flat carbonation, medium body - oily; warming and sweet spicy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (15012) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Brown color with a red-brown glare coming through, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, brown malts, light to moderately milk chocolate, light roast, roasted malts, some bitter. Nice one! Quite like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5768) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle @ joes. Black colour with a medium sized beige head. Smells chocolate, sweet, roasty, vanilla, nice. Not perfect but quite nice. Tastes sweet, malts, chocolate, roasty, vanilla. Quite nice. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (4292) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby red, brown blackish beer with a big creamy beige head on top. Aroma is sweet and roasty, some chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavor is sweet, very malt forward, loads of chocolate, gets more caramel in the back of the palate. Really sweet, again loads of molasses in the aftertaste. Softly carbonated, greatly balanced. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (356) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Sampler at the brewery. Opaque black full bodied and creamy. Very strong anise aroma and licorice flavor, big malty finish. Nice beer but with flavoring I would not expect with this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7581) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Keg at CPK. Black with a small foamy brown head. Aroma is milky, pretty chocolatey with some vanilla and flowers. Body is medium, smooth, rounded. Taste is again chocolatey and lactic, creamy with some resinous flowery hops in the finish. Pretty nice stuff overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmargarucci (337) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with coffee colored foam. Aroma is filled with chocolate, toffee. Taste is balanced not too sweet. Dark chocolate, berries, cherries and Nutella notes. Finish has relatively strong coffee bitterness. Very enjoyable!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (911) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Nose is milk chocolate, praline, hazelnut, brown sugars, plums, fruit cake, hints of cola. Taste is chocolate, licorice, plums, cherry and red berry, fruit cake, hint of cola, lots and lots of hazelnut, hint of wood with dark chocolate and vanilla with a touch of tobacco in the finish. Mouthfeel is rich. Baltic porter is a style I don’t have a good working knowledge of, but I enjoyed this a lot.


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