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Baltic Porter by Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, The
Baltic Porter
9.00 % ABV

Review by everetends on 06/09/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 18 4 8 0
Old Review
Enjoyed this brew at the Brickstore Pub in Atlanta last night. A pint offering served up in, well, a nonic pint.

A: The pour was a pretty damned black that only had a touch of brown around the edges when held to the light. Had a little over half a finger of thick, tan head resting on top. For so little head, it really had some good retention. Lacing was minimal, nothing really sticky here with the foam always sliding quickly back into the liquid.

S: Smell was mostly of some deeply roasted, chocolate malts. Dark chocolate comes out as well. Dark, roasted coffee notes as well. There is also a trace of some dark fruit in the background, maybe black cherries? Pretty nice.

T: Pretty much matches the nose. Lots of deep roasted malts with a very nice and subtle dark chocolate flavor. All of that is sitting on a nice and light coffee presence. There is also a touch nuttiness coming from this as well, could be a creamy cashew flavor. Yet again a touch of dark fruit, but I can't put my finger on it. Slight alcohol flavor coming in on the finish. Damned tasty indeed.

M: Full bodied beer that has a touch of weight to it. Creamy in texture and has a light carbonation to it. Goes down with a light coffee aftertaste resting on the palate. The ABV is noticable. Drank this one outside on a chilly night while waiting for a table, and I must say it warmed me up a bit.

D: This is another solid brew from a brewery I am falling in love with. I haven't had a bad or mediocre beer from the yet, and I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves as they get bigger. This beer is solid in all categories and is a pleasure to drink. I could waste a day while putting away a six pack of these and be a happy camper. Great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 01-10-2009 17:49:53

Served In: Bottle

Review by joe1510 on 11/08/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 2 10 18 4 8 0
12oz Bottle

Recieved this long sought after beer from my Secret Santa, thanks again Tayner. Duck-Rabbit's Baltic Porter pours as black as the ace of spades. There's a hint of light peeking through if directly backlit. A one-plus dark brown head rose on the pour but fell rather quickly to a skimming. The head could have stuck around a little longer but besides that it's a really good looking porter.

This beer smells big of freshly brewed black coffee. It's the most coffee I've come across from a porter. Dark chocolate plays a big part in the aroma as well. The maltiness present is some dark doughy bread. The coffee dominates. If you ask me this turns out to be a great combo.

Big coffee upfront fades slightly and combines with the dark chocolate to create a great flavor combination. The doughy malts join the coffee and chocolate mid-palate and while all these flavors work through to the swallow dark fruit makes it's appearence. This is one of best, if not the best, Baltic style porters I have ever had.

Mouthfeel has just the right amount of heft for the heavy flavors. Good viscosity as it coats the tongue with each sip. The carbonation is sluggish and lets the beer works its way through slowly. The alcohol will leave your cheeks feeling a little arm.

This is a perfect beer with which to sip away these cold Winter evenings. This beer is a sipper for sure and the abv won't let you drink too many but I'd drink these till I couldn't anymore.

This is my second offering from Duck-Rabbit and one of the best Baltic style porters I have yet to sample. This is a beer not to be missed. If you see it pick some up.

Reviewed: 12/16/07

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Lum on 11/04/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 11 17 4 9 0
Chuck.... it's time.

Pours an un-godly garnet hued black, thick and viscous. Sits in the glass like a glob of pure evil. Gorgeous mocha mocha mocha colored crown adorns the head of this thing, but quickly slips to whence it came, leaving webbing on the glass as a reminder of it's true beauty.
And what a beauty it is.

Aroma is fucking excellent. Dark roasted malts - not charred mind you, ROASTED perfection with hints of smoky peat. Dark fruits - plums with a touch of raisin and fig, maybe a handful or two of blackberries/elderberries just for fun. Sweet cocoa nibs tie everything together. Great googely moogely but this is a fantastic nose quaffer if I ever laid my beak on one.

The taste is equally fucking excellent. More char than the nose eludes too.... MUCH more. Good dose of dank smoke (yeah!)... more of a sticky resin like residue, you know?
Moist coffee grounds and a twang of sourness towards the middle. Grainy. Touch of chocolate sweetness in and through the finish, accompanied by backhand of bitterness.

Full in body. CREAMY, smooth and sticky mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot on. Dry-ish, boozy warmth all over this thing.

Fantastic, just fucking fantastic. I had a feeling I was going to like this one, and I was wrong. I LOVE IT... and I can't get my dick out of the bottle.
What a freaking phenominial sipper - this thing has everything one could possibly want in a Baltic Porter.
Chuck - this comes close to Rabid Duck as far as quality, my friend.

Served In: Tulip

Review by tavernjef on 04/06/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 9 18 5 9 2009
Total blackness sits in the glass. Small cocoa brown capping of firm, frothy foam sits a while before getting to a big collar and a broken skim. Lacing in one long thick stringy sheet all way around the glass.

Aroma is deeply seeded in dark realm of cherryness with hints to dark chocolate, prune, orange, mango, and a bit of darker caramel. Seemingly much like a nice fruit cake.

Taste is even nicer. Solid right from the get go with a wonderful balancing act of dark cocoa, darker cherry, and a super lofty dark sweet breadyness throughout. Nice touches to vanilla pods, prune pits, orangey mango, and an amazing creamy milken thickness thats gooey and a chocolate cherry enlightment.

Body is down right near perfect. Thick, creamy, milken, smooth, soft, succulant, fluffy, full, and very well rounded and balanced. Fills right in but somehow always leaves enough room for more to be encountered. The chocolateyness is insanely enveloped into its dark cherry center. Great lofty fifnish that you just don't want to end, which it barely does. As it always leaves that sweet dark cherry tang tanging for more on your palate.

Ummm...Yum! Duck-Rabbit has a big time winner with this one! A total package of enjoyment for any Baltic Porter out there. Drinkable by as many as you can handle as that 9% ain't anywhere to be found.

Served In: Goblet

Review by Surly Duff on 09/30/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 8 17 5 8 2008
Pours a nice jet black. Small medium brown head. Foam settles fairly quickly and leaves just a bit of lacing painted on the walls of the sniffer.

Warm chocolate and roasty malt greet the nose. Powdered cocoa and a touch of coffee. Hint of alcohol is still present but fairly faint. Bit of charred bitterness comes through too at the end.

Super smooth malty body. Milky chocolate with a nice sweetness up front. Touch of coffee and cocoa powder. Then some charred bitterness biting a little at the end. Just a small hint of alcohol burn at the very end.

Stupidly silky and smooth drinkin. Goes down almost too easy as is slides across the tongue. Great.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 04/18/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 2 10 17 4 8 2008
A - brew has a thin tan head on it, kind of fizzy looking like when you pour a soda. Again, very dark brew. I can get some light around the edges and it brings a redish brown rust color out of the brew. Slightly murky it appears as I can barely see past the edges. Head fades into a thin layer around the glass.

S- Wow, this one is all chocolate and dark fruits. Very strong chocolate also has some alcohol kick to it, but very faint. Also very roasty, and almost smokey. Some coconut in there also, very nice!

T- The roastiness really comes out here. I can almost picture the black, burnt malts used to brew this. Very light chocolate flavar finds its way around the mouth. Thick syrup lingers right after the swallow. Some burnt caramel also there, leaves a sweetness in the aftertaste. Very drinkable brew that really is bold up front with some nice sweet lingering flavors.

M- Solid, and well meshed together.

O- A very good brew, and thanks to BeerMonkey for this brew>

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/28/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 10 16 4 7 2008
The bottle has a best buy date of 10/08

Pours a nice dark cola color with two inches of mocha colored foam. The head retains for a while and settles to a very thin layer.

This beer has a big baker’s chocolate aroma. Very intense on the chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malts. It has a scent similar to a chocolate milkshake. In the background there seems to be a few hints of dark fruits and I’m also picking up aromas of chocolate covered raspberries. This beer has a really nice aroma, a delicious bouquet for chocolate lovers.

Tastes of dark fruits, berries, bitter chocolate, dry cocoa, and roasted barley. There’s a hint of alcohol in the finish as well. The chocolate is still there but not as intense as the aroma. There are some notes of cola, chocolate and roasted barley in the finish. After a while there are some more flavors that come through like licorice root and anise. It has a tangy flavor as well which is something that has bothered me in most Baltic porters.

Mouth-feel is good, well carbonated.

Pretty good over all.

Served In: Pint Glass

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