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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional lager-style beer, with its dark color and medium body, has a defined hop flavor balanced by the smoothness of extra special roasted malt. This healthy dose of over six malt flavors makes this beer perfect for the transition from winter into spring.

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3.5
gripweed57 (2719) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep dark brown color topped by a small tan head. Faint roasted coffee malt aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor hints at chocolate and coffee.

3.5
radagast83 (8191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a slightly dark brown color with a tan head. aroma was some roasted malts, touch of chocolate. Flavor was roasted malts, some chocolate notes and coffee. Alcohol was pretty well masked.

2.8
sonnycheeba (6214) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, creamy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is figs, dates, floral hops, biscuit and cracker malts, and light grassy notes. Flavor is dry, bready malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters and floral hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.2
BeerandBlues2 (13638) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate malt with roast and coffee notes, dark fruity esters and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt with medium hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.3
radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 Draft at the brewpub in Lancaster. Served in a English pint glass, dark brown color with some ruby hue on the sides. Small beige head. Aroma of oatmeal, roasted malt, smoke and a little coffee and chocolate. Taste was more hoppy then expected, adds some licorice flavor. Body was somewhat thinner then expected, ends sweet and creamy. Sessionable, decent porter.

3.2
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
This is a very solid porter, poured dark brown with rich malty flavors throughout the beer, hoppiness that just compliments the maltiness. This is a great baltic porter.

3.1
PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Dark brown with glints of deep amber- slightly lighter than a typical porter. Flavor is a good mesh of resiny hop bitterness and a moderate dark roast which did not give impressions of coffee, chocolate, or nut. Less sweet than other BP’s as well. Nonetheless, a decent porter, but not living up to the standards of a Baltic export.

3.4
jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2011
From the tap poured a black color with a good amount of head. Nice malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.3
bubbleflubber (2231) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2010
On draught at the brewer. Deep ruby pour with a thin lasting white ring.... same with lace. Deep malts and some roasted hues. The flavors are similar, malty, vinous and roasted. The finish is a toasted cherry hop... interesting. Smooth pull here, with a smooth mouthfeel and round body. ABV is integrated superbly.

3.4
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Sampler, at Lancaster location. Pours a cola brown body with a small beige head that retained as a thin ring. The nose is cocoa and light dry dusty roasted malt. A little bit of licorice and coffee as well. Pretty bitter for a Baltic Porter, and there’s quite a heavy roast flavor for such a light colored beer. Lots of dry roasted grain with coffee and very dark bitter molassas. A little lighter bodied with a dry finish and a slightly husky grainy courseness. Overall, this was a fairly decent drink, but it didn’t really jive too well with the style for me. It lacked the smoothness most notably that I expect from a Lager.


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