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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
62 68 56 2 5 1
Baltic Porter by Capital Brewery
Baltic Porter
8.50 % ABV


 
Review by SAP on 10/02/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 3 9 12 3 7 2008
The beer pours into my 25cl tulip glass with a frothy, initially fat-two-finger thick, full tan colored head. The beer is a dark, concentrated amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich ruby hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a sweet, candy like, caramelized sugar note to it that almost seems to pick up a berry like note to it at times. Toasted grain notes that remind me of a nicely browned, chewy whole grain bread fresh from the oven, there is a touch of something that sort of reminds me of play-doh and there is a touch of warming alcohol aromatics in the finish.

Fairly sweet tasting, especially considering the beer does not feel overly rich or chewy. A touch of astringent malt character is found in the finish. This beer is mainly dominated by the sweet, caramelized malt notes that come off as very clean. While not overly thick, this does have a nice, soft, creamy texture to it. As the beer warms up a touch of roast character begins to peek through towards the finish; a light coffee note adds a hint of burnt acidity and astringency.

This drinks a bit lighter than its 8.5% abv might suggest. It is fairly tasty, but comes off a touch too clean (even for a lager) and simplistic than I would prefer.

Served In: Tulip

Review by Tip Top on 07/24/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
56 1 6 13 3 5 2008
A - Aggressive pour produces some bubbles but no head whatsoever. I'm left with only a couple small bubbles on the edge of the glass. Body is deep brown, but is completely transparent. Just doesn't look like a baltic porter, but more like a doppelbock or something.

S - Right off the bat I get grape juice. The odor overall is very light though. I have to breath really deep to get a whole lot out of it. Some anise and assorted other sweet candi sugars.

T - Very sweet and almost syrupy. Lots of red fruits, some anise, a touch of apple juice, grapes. Just sweet maltiness everywhere. None of the dark roasted or chocolate flavors that you get with many baltic porters.

M - Medium bodied. Smooth carbonation.

Overall - This beer just doesn't do it for me. Need more robust flavor. Too thin.

Served In: Tulip

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