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Lvivske Porter | Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)

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Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)
Ukraine | website

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ernie on 07-11-2006

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 24
Reviews by steve99:
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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Photo of TuckerCarlson
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a) deep ruby red; thick white orange head on top; leaves a ring but not much lacing

s) sweet and raisiny

t) alcohol makes it big, sweet, and a little fruity, but with some darker flavors coming from the malts; low on identifiable hop character

m) a little thin for the size of the beer

d) just a tiny bit too sweet and alcoholic for the lack of other flavors coming through; the drying bitterness combining with the warming alcohol at the end are welcome, but the balancing act is too little, too late

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Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of BrewMaven
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A new arrival at my local "everything" store.

Deep ruby on the pour with a coarse bubbly tan head that split rather quickly leaving no lacing... Smell of roasted malts and a hint of burnt sugar and alcohol.
Tasted like a Baltic should, IMO with the aformentioned roasted/burnt flavors, a bit of cocoa sweetness, bitterness and warmth. Fuller bodied than the less than black appearance would suggest although not as thick as some Polish versions of the style..Just as strong though!! This one has already been a repeat buy!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Typical porter appearance. Deep brown almost-black body. Creamy dark tan head. Glowing mahogany highlights. Good head retention. Average lacing. There's an odd note to the aroma though. It seems like ethyl acetate sneaking through past its deep caramel and toffe notes. Hmmmm?... high fermentation temps. The body is medium with a smooth creaminess in the mouth. The flavor is rich with deep, almost burnt sugar, dark caramel, bittersweet chocolate, and dull roastiness. Some fruitiness rests under the surface, as does some more ethyl acetate, and a touch of alcohol. It finishes roasty, and drying, as its lacquer of scorched-sugar erodes, leaving behind a tar-like bitterness. Warming.

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Photo of tempest
3.01/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a single at Village Farm Grocery in the East Village, across from the Ukranian place.

I appreciate the low cost of some baltic porters, but this beer tastes a little cheap. It has an overriding salt flavor that makes the dark malts taste like a mixture of soy sauce and black licorice. The saving grace is that there is a little cocoa to be foudn in the flavor. Not bad overall, but don't let it warm up.

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3.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.Pint glass.Enjoyed on mar´12. Very dark copper in color,crimson to the light.Clear appearance.Light beige close froth. Quite lasting crown.Toasted malt,caramel malt aromas. Hints of chocolate & raisins.Hoppy upfront followed by sweet toasted malts, prunes & molasses.Dry bitterness in the middle. Subtle licorice notes & some astringency.Medium body, moderate carbonation.Sugary finish, slightly watery.Pleasant drinkability.ABV well hidden.Barbecue pairing.

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Photo of MillRat
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours with a stable tan head over a lighter brown body than most porters. The aroma is underwhelming, a little roasted grain. This beer really opens up as it gets warmer. Cold it is kinda thickly sweet and less than impressive, but as it warms the malt breaks through the sweetness and the roasted flavors get to work balancing out the sweetness but are not quite up to the task. A beer this heavy would be unappealing cloying if not for the alcohol cleansing the palate between swigs. While certainly not a session brew at 8% ABV, another bottle wouldn't be too bad.

A little more hops and roast grain would help balance the sweetness, and a little more yeasty esters would be appropriate. Often seems more like a doppelbock than a porter.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle in the baltic porter blind tasting with Stopper and farrardc.
Poured at cellar temp into a snifter the beer is chestnut colored with crimson highlights. A creamy beige head of 1 cm or so foams up and fades quickly.
Aroma is brown sugar and caramel with hints of dark malt and fruit, raisins and plums. First sip reveals an average body with average carbonation. Flavor is similar to nose with caramel and raisins and general malt sweetness, but rolls to boozy heat on the finish, this hurts the drinkability. The booze covers all other flavor on the finish.

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Photo of womencantsail
1.97/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

A: The pour is more of a dark amber color, with a decent sized khaki head.

S: Smells oddly vinous with a lot of grape aroma. A bit of rubbing alcohol, too. Lightly metallic with some feet and prune juice. Just a bit of sweet bready malt.

T: Cloyingly sweet with lots of caramel, prunes, and cheap wine. Very metallic with just a light bitterness of roasted grain. A bit of cardboard flavor with a hint of smoke and chocolate.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: Simply bad. Not worth drinking again.

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Photo of ernie
4.28/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark-brown color with a shade of ruby. Low carbonation, compact cafe-au-lait head, generous lace.

Smell reather restrained, malty-coffeish.

Taste is remarkably rich, uncompromisingly malty, alcohol well hidden, no extra sweetness, roasted malts and candy sugar support each other in a proper way, body big and rounded, mouthfeel heavenly, smooth creamy finish.


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Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bmaggot
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear but very dark ruby. Nose is malty, sugary, and thick. Flavor is very sugary with a strong malty influence with subtle smoked qualities. Feel is okay. Kind of syrupy and not altogether smooth. I am not sure how I see this as a Baltic porter in comparison to so many others I have had of the style. It seems weak and very immature in comparison. I wouldn't suggest this one or ever try it again.

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Photo of Dougology
4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased in Russian supermarket in Naples. Decent Porter.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Festival de las Naciones. In Paulaner glass. Watching Vikings 4x07. The first of this style I drink and I can only say that I enjoyed. It taste isnt as nasty as in a Guinness but more drinkable. I could repeat it.

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Photo of artemh
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours out brown and has a creamy khaki head that leaves plenty of stick.
Roasted malt and sweet caramel aroma.
The flavor provides some roasty/ashy coffee flavor. A touch of alcohol to warm. Has an underlying sweetness.
Smooth medium body.
Nice and straightforward higher alcohol porter. Comes off more exciting after drinking lighter pale beers in the area for so long.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

Lvivske Porter from Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)
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