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Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 69
Gots: 69 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 12-17-2008)
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3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the austere looking jet black bottle into a snifter. Pitch brownish-black brew with next to no head, just a stippling of dark rusty brown bubbles against the sides of the glass. Intensely sweet nose of dark dried fruits (cherries, prunes), toffee, rum, licorice candy, and enough roasted malts melding with the sweet elements to evoke coffee liqueur. Wonderful stuff. The taste does not disappoint either, although be forewarned ... This is SWEET, like in Samichlaus Classic Bier territory. Flat, almost non-carbonated, and drinks like dessert, although there is a roasted licorice element that engages the palate after a while. Coffee toffee, black forest cake, and molasses with just the barest hint of smoke (at first). Apparently there's hops in here but I do not taste them. This is a challenging brew to rate ... One has to evaluate on the basis of the style guidelines and what the brewery is intending to execute here. Far too sweet on most nights for me, but sipped slowly and shared this is a sublime brew ... Earthy, rich, and fruity, with a slow building alcohol warmth like a high end rum and an emergent cigar-like smokiness.

CalgaryFMC, Monday at 01:12 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

tally, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Shawn_Winters, Sep 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

ledjip, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

nickleeye, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

edugasmtl, Sep 01, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -3.3%

Unreadable date in 2013 at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt and figs
Head small (< 2 cm), light brown, fizzy, immediately diminishing to a tiny floating clump of bubbles
Lacing none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor begins moderately sweet with figs and dates, a hint of alcohol and smoke at the end; no hops, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy to syrupy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.875. Final weighted score: 4.15
This is another delicious brew from Les Trois Mousquetaires. The appearance loses points because there is neither head nor lacing. Other than that, this is a very good brew: smooth, flavorful with hints of figs and dates, a little raunchy (good), very good palate. This goes on my short list of beers I’ll buy whenever I find them.
On a packaging note – the date is printed on the back label with other pertinent information (a good thing) but is very light and mostly unreadable (a bad thing).

Ozzylizard, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on-tap at st-andre resto pub in montreal

a: pitch black with ruby tinges around the edges. two fingers of frothy light brown head

s: whoa, huge licorice and dark fruit. molasses, hints of alcohol, some chocolate. smells sweet

t: powerful sweet licorice up front, with molasses, cherries, and raisins. roasted malt and chocolate enter mid-palate. huge and lasting flavours here. bits of alcohol. finishes surprisingly dry for how sweet it started off

m: full bodied, super creamy. mild carbonation

o: a really big but delicious brew. really heavy on the licorice to start, but rounds out afterwards

kevinlater, Jun 29, 2014
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Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique from Les Trois Mousquetaires
95 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.