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Blitzen Baltic Porter - Millstream Brewing Company

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Blitzen Baltic Porter
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BA SCORE
87
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 6.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yankees27 on 11-17-2013)
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4/5  rDev +1%

DaveMiller, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

redblacks75, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Linkn, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

KAF, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

timlyon, Jun 18, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Blitzen pours a black color with almost no head. There is a bold roasted aroma, with good notes of black licorice, and hints of coffee. The taste is similar, lots of roasted malt flavors, with huge notes of black licorice, and nice coffee and vanilla notes. Good bold and full flavors, nice sipping beer. Overall, its strong, great flavors, and great finish.

vette2006c5r, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Snow81, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Ristaccia, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Bunuelian, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

sparx1100, Jan 23, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was drank from a snifter. Bottled October 2013.

Dark, cola-colored body that gets close to black, the foam built to a finger's-width, but dies just as fast, leaving a mocha-colored ring on the cap.

Very sweet nose, the flavors are dark fruity-y to the max! There was some dark cherry, and raisin mainly. A very minimal sense of roasted malt comes through, even helps make the dark fruit flavors seem more like brown sugar. The nose is appropriate for style, and appetizing!

The palate of flavors start more sweet with a more toffee and caramel-like character than dark fruits. Then a roasted malt flavor evolves on the finish, getting oh so close to smokey and even a little ashy. It feels like the roasted malt has gone a little too far, but just barely. A slightly boozy port-character also becomes apparent after a few sips. It adds that hint of dark fruits back to the proceedings.

The creaminess on the tongue is large and in charge. It keeps the beer feeling big, but not heavy. The roasted, bordering into burnt, malts help give the beer a slightly dry feel as well. Nice!

Blitzen is a solid Baltic Porter. The main gripe here is that the roasted malts go a little too far into the ashy flavors, as opposed to staying roasted and more nutty. It also takes away from the sweet and dark fruit-y characteristics that stand out so well on the nose. Still, Millstream did a very nice job with the style.

Pintofbrown, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

richkrull, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

nmann08, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Moby, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Eric908, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

OregonGrown7, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

yankees27, Nov 17, 2013
Blitzen Baltic Porter from Millstream Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.