Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 078: Baltic Joy

 
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Beer Camp #78. Enjoy this rich chocolaty Baltic Porter that tastes of coconut and toasted almonds. Hints of sweetness finish in a clean refined manner.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2016
Draught at Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room, Berkeley. Opaque black beer with a nice beige head. Chocolate aroma, coconut, grapes, raisins, chocolate, some licorice. Chocolate flavor, caramel, cacao nibs, some licorice and coconuts. Quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
Tap @ Tap and Handle Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown appearance with a thin brown head. Anise, dark chocolate, cola, light toffee aroma. A bit thin, dark chocolate, cola gummy, vanilla, dull earthy flavor. Drinkable but boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25591) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a deep ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with weak toffee hints. Roasted malty caramel flavor with weak hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
I think this one sat too long. The coconut and almond notes were long gone. What I was left with was a pleasant if unremarkable Baltic Porter that my beer companion called too watery. I thought it was fine. Just needed something extra.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark tan head. Toasted malt and light mineral aroma. Toasted malt and light nutty flavor. Medium bodied. Toasted malt and light nuttiness lingers with light mineral notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
On tap at Renos East. Finally somebody nailed down the almond joy flavor. Nice chocolate upfront that blends in to a coconut finish with a bit of chew. Also some malty nut flavors as well. Delicious.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3196) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Draft at Crunchys, East Lansing. Deep ruddy orange-red body, thin beige head. Nose of grape, raisin, and toast, tart and sweet. Unusually sweet, fruity, nutty, toasty body, almost syrupy, like grape cough syrup. A sticky mess and a big whiff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (2019) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2012
tap at crunchys. pours black with coconut white head. big roasted aroma slight vanilla. taste had little coconut but lots chocolate

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12839) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Tap. Pours clear light brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toast malt, nutty, light coconut notes, dates and plums. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, almond and coconut notes with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
On Tap. Pours with a deep reddish highlighted deep brown hued body with a large and lasting, foamy brown head with good retention and lace. Aromas are nutty, coconut, cola, licorice, dark fruits, chocolate, dry, earthy. Clean, no esters. Flavors are nutty, malty, chocolate, toasty, coconut, restrained roast, rounded and soft malt character. Medium to light clean bitterness. Clean ester wise, low alcohol and some cereal. Clean, medium heat, medium dryness, lower carbonation with a fuller mouthfeel.


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