RATINGS: 898   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, - OCT 2, 2015
I love it that when you pour a beer like this you have the feeling something great is going to happen. It sliiiiides rather than pours, it settles as if it is sitting in a comfy lounge, and it know it belongs. Stuffynose really. Look at it, a great dense black body and delightful crema. Each sip leaves a lovely lacing down the glass. I should be criticised for copyright infringement but yes, coffee, dark fruit and raisins. Maybe fig too. Dense bold mouthfeel and flavour with a spiritous endnote. Not trying to be Putin anyone down at all but I’m glad to see the Russians have given the world something of value.

phfyysik (1507) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2018
Pours black with medium beige head. Aroma is grainy, hay, dry, fresh, some oats, roast, bread, sharp. Taste is coffee, roast, hay, some sharpness, dry, cereals, some ash. Very nice beer!

mieszal92 (500) - Gliwice, POLAND - JAN 10, 2018
Fajny niepolski baltyk, i słodki, i gorzki, ma takie nuty kawowe jak by jakieś kopiko? Rzeczywiście, ma też takie nuty z amerykańskich chmieli, kwiecistości jakaś, ziołowość, dziwne, że to nie zginęło raz że z czasem, a dwa, że pod ciężarem palonych słodów. Jest odrobinka sosu sojowego, tak jak lubię. Bardzo dobra podstawka. PS. Po degustacji zauważyliśmy datę butelkowania, wychodzi na to, że 2010, staruszek...

Cybuch (654) - Muszyna, POLAND - JAN 10, 2018
W aromacie słodko, czekolada, palonosc, jest tez nuta ktora czuje w amerykanskich risach. Barwa brazowa, piana drobna, ladna. W smaku pelne, geste, mocno czekoladowe, kawowe. Goryczka niska, palona, ale utrzymuje sie na jezymu, dosyc slodkie. Bardzo fajny, mocno czekoladowy, przypomina troche polskie Echo.

WillemsUrenkel (2115) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2017
12 fl oz bottle from Hopsession, Osnabrück. Pours out pitch black, oily consistence, Mighty dark beige frothy head. Smells malty but also parts like buttermilk. Häää? Tastes totaly different. Sweet malty, dark berriefruity, choco, coffee, also some sweetness. Nice complex stuff.

yoxik75 (474) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 17, 2017
Piana niewielka drobna, beżowa. Kolor ciemny bez prześwitów. Aromat ciemne słody, czekolada, lekka słodycz suszone owoce. Smak :) się dzieje, piwo bardzo ładnie ułożone, gładkie pełne smaków, gorzka czekolada, kawa, lukrecja, suszone owoce, lekka palonośc, popiół, delikatnie szlachetnie likierowe-alkoholowe. Dość słodkie nie ulepkowate z wyraźną nie dominującą goryczką. Całość gra pije się bardzo przyjemnie. Porterowe WOW

angoradad (38) - 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.

patrick767 (4474) - 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.

Bill Becker (2050) - 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.

beern (250) - 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.

GarageBrewer80 (744) - 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.

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