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Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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358 Ratings
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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 76
Gots: 87 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mikesgroove on 12-17-2008

Robust dark lager inspired by Porters from around the Baltic Sea region. This beer is luxuriously round with a mild bitterness. The malts contribute flavors of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. The use of cherry-wood smoked malt provides a subtle hint of smoke.
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Ratings: 358 | Reviews: 138
Photo of Grogsky
2.84/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Very bold taste. Strong for a porter. Definite notes of black cherry, chocolate, and coffee. Not for those just starting to try porters or stouts.

Photo of jdb925
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cycle69
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Caramere
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Porter ever, ticks all the boxes, sets the standard for all others to compete with. A stunning beer to be sipped as slowly as possible.

Photo of IckyT2012
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatChar
3.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDDMD
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D_Min
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beervana
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allstar255
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssgunbond
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcubz
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Amazingly rich with a hint of alcohol. Very good on a cold day

Photo of Coronaeus
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of parris
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a 2011.

Super dark brown color, no carbonation.

Smells nasty, like vinegar and mushrooms. Not a huge deal, flavor is worth it.

Tastes amazing. Starts off vanilla cherry, then tobacco, then a little vinegar, ends with dry dark chocolate. This was one of my more successful cellar attempts.

Photo of zhivago373
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Near black color, only a touch of light passes through the base of the glass. Great starting bar-pour head. It leaves a ring of lace after each sip b

Smells like a port--sweet with dark raisins.

Think Port meets Porter. Rich, sweet and smooth. The aftertaste features a sugary almost treacle finish. If you like your beers dry, avoid this one. This is extremely sweet. Otherwise, make an effort to try this. As a Port lover, this bring two of my passions together superbly.

Photo of Iz-GOod
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beastcpa
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very excited to try this beer - one of my original 'wants' from when I joined BA and I was fortunate to procure a bottle at the State Liquor Store in Stowe, VT on 12/24/14. 750ml caged and corked bottle served in a tulip. Pours the color and clarity of cola with a loose, fizzy, quarter inch, khaki-colored head. Head quickly dissipates into oily droplets and specks and strands of lacing. Nose is vinous and roasty with kiss of smoke, cocoa and booze. Taste consistent with nose; however, you definitely get that lagered quality in the flavor profile (hard to describe what it is, but it's there). There's a bit of a medicinal grapey quality that comes out towards the back and lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a carbonation just shy of lively, a light acidity and a residual burn at the back of the throat. Overall, not my favorite Baltic Porter, but very much true to style. Not something I would recommend for extended cellaring as I can see this oxidizing with time.

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Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique from Les Trois Mousquetaires
95 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.