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RATINGS: 893   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Native to northern Europe, Baltic porters evolved from British porters once exported to the Russian hinterland. Unlike their British cousins, Baltic porters are often brewed as lagers, the tradition we’ve followed. This beer is big, bold & smooth, with malty flavors reminiscent of coffee, dark fruit & raisins. Share one with your comrades!

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4.5
angoradad (19) - USA - DEC 1, 2017
As far as local beers go, this is about the best you will find. Just a gorgeous looking beer from the pour, which carries every bit the flavor anyone could hope for. Leaves you wanting more, like another 4 pack.

4.3
patrick767 (4360) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2017
bottle at JK O'Donnell's - Pours near black with a lingering tan head. It smells of dark roast malt, coffee, and chocolate. The flavor is intense roasted malt, coffee, smoke, chocolate, and hops bitterness. It's full bodied and has a great balance, leading to a long, roasted malt finish. Superb beer.

4
Bill Becker (1908) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2017
From May 2008

I got this bottle from nutbrown in a trade. Thanks Alan!

Cool looking label and I'm stoked to try another Baltic Porter. My experience to the style is very limited...

It pours a pitch black with a 2 finger head of tan foam. Good lacing and very good head retention.

Dark fruit dominates the nose for me but I also get notes of smoke and roasted malt.

The taste...Roasted malt is nicely done here followed by notes of coffee, caramel, and dark fruit. The flavours are really big but I'm surprised how smooth the overall drinking experience is. Mind you, the abv is right up there where it belongs for the style but I still find it quite drinkable as the alcohol shows itself as just some warming after the swallow. It's pretty close to being full bodies and the carbonation, I'd say, is about medium. The finish has a nice bitter coffee finish that lasts for quite a while. I like sipping on this one and it will probably take me a while to finish the bottle. Not a negative comment regarding its drinkability, more of a I don't want to see the end of the contents of the bottle. That's always a good thing. ;^) I think Smuttynose did one hell of a job here.

4.6
beern (221) - Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Pours black and opaque with a nice dark tan head with an aroma of malt with a hint of caramel and coffee. Tastes exceptionally viscous and of rich malt, coffee and a hint of cocoa. Clearly it’s full bodied with moderate carbonation. The lager takes a back seat 💺 to the ample malt. The alcohol is well hidden in this big Baltic Porter. It finishes abruptly and clean. The very mildly bitter coffee lingers. The palate is viscous but not sticky. Wow, where is the alcohol? It’s choc full of ingredients but it’s easy on the palate. There is a hint of warming. It sure does compliment a cup of hot coffee. Perfect. Nothing like a strong Baltic Porter.

3.8
GarageBrewer80 (673) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2017 Flaska från SB. Soja- svart kulör med brun skumkrona. Doft av syrligt kaffe och mörk choklad. Söt och frisk munkänsla. Ganska tjock kropp. Smak av mörk choklad, syrligt kaffe, soja, rostad malt och kavring.

3.6
szczupaczu (206) - Rurzyca, POLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Ocena na podst. notatek celem uzupełnienia profilu. Bez ochów i achów. Przyzwoity porter bałtycki i nic poza tym.

4.3
djoeye (5275) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2017
Aroma; roasted sweet malts, sweet nuts, berg almonds, old sweet leather coach, liquoriced chocolate - very inviting!
Look; jet black love, reddish beige top.
Taste; sweet roasted malts, sweet nut pudding, little-hill almond candies, fruity chocolate, smooth dark toffee, sweet baked sugarfilled plum, yummy yummy - lingering sweet soft finish.
Feel; soft, smooth, good body, splendid.
Overall; one of the very best baltporters ever! Got it all!
[shared 35.5cl btl w Ronald at CafeSånn]

4.2
CH-303 (2375) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 29, 2017
Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some very dark tan head.

Aroma: Very dark fruits, dark malt, nicely roasted.

Taste: Very dark fruits, ripe, dark malt, well roasted. Sweetness. Great balance.

Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 355 ml, NOK 69.90

Info: 22/9-2017, BB: ??/??-????

4.3
GregMooreNH (162) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2017 Simply put, the best American Baltic Porter. The malt profile assaults your senses at first sip with a very light sweetness and a hint of chocolate. Then the flavor opens to a full-bodied crescendo of deep, flavorful raisin/plum taste. Wonderful aftertaste, with just a hint of a boozy finish. Not a beer that you would want to drink 5 bottles, but definitely one where you can savor one.

2.7
Michael27 (2400) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2017
Aus der Flasche im Hopfenreich getrunken. Das ist keine 100 Punkte wert. Die Polen können es besser.


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