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Blitzen Baltic Porter - Millstream Brewing Company

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Blitzen Baltic Porter
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BA SCORE
86
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 6.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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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Reviews by Pintofbrown:
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

4.01/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 08:52:56 | More by Pintofbrown
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Blitzen Baltic Porter from Millstream Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.