Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique - Les Trois Mousquetaires
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4.14/5 rDev -3.5%
From autumn 2010, shared with rudzud, thanks to grub for sending me this one.
Decent creamy darker color head fades at a med pace, decent lacing, pitch black beer no light.
Nose is very aromatic, nice dark malts, toasty black malts, faint roasty slight metallic mineral lager like, little caramel toast, some cocoa and almost vanilla.
Taste stars with dark malts, just a bit of dark roast slight soy acrid, but then quickly into a nice toasty dark porter, good cocoa and caramel, little syrupy, a light latte like iced coffee flavor, just a touch of oxidation later. Bit of bitterness from the dark malts and faint earthy hops, light acrid roast. Lager characters are there, light mineral and crisp flavors. Finish is long, slight more oxidation, sticky slightly syrupy but very long cocoa and toasty caramel malt flavors, some bitterness.
Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb, syrupy feel hides the booze well.
Overall pretty nice beer, goods malts and lager feel, the aged feel was nice other than the slight oxidation, tasty with a long great finish.
06-06-2013 13:25:49 | More by jlindros
4.19/5 rDev -2.3%
Thanks to JLindros for sharing, 2010 vintage.
A - Poured into a tulip a nice dark brown hue with a thin blanket and light halo.
S - Aromas of burnt malts, light mineral lager notes, light dark fruits, no ABV at all.
T - Taste is nice roasted malts, light chocolate, faint dark fruits, lingering iced coffee/espresso notes. The aftertaste is exceptional, just awesome. The start is just okay but the finish and lingering notes are heavenly.
M - Mouthfeel is nice for the style and age. not heavy even though the ABV is so high.
O - Overall I was happily impressed by this beer, while everything was nice as a whole, the lingering finish is just awesome.
06-06-2013 02:57:27 | More by rudzud
4.68/5 rDev +9.1%
The beer comes in a dark brown with a small brown head.
The aroma is of sweet brown sugar and black coffee.
The taste is wonderful. So very different from other porters. It tastes of almost like brown sugared watered down coffee. In a good way, it's extremely tasty. There is a vanilla and light roasted malt flavor. It has a clean finish and good carbonation.
It is very easy to drink with a nice dark sugar pop. I'm not sure where to place it with Baltic Porters, but I can surely say it's one of the best beers I've had.
04-08-2013 02:51:36 | More by dar482
3.8/5 rDev -11.4%
Pours black with a tan head.
Nose shows roasted and bready malt, some nutty notes and a bit of cocoa.
Sweet flavours of chocolate liqueur, roasted malt, soft coffee, bready malt and booze. Too sweet.
Could use higher carbonation to cut the sweetness.
03-25-2013 01:06:44 | More by CrazyDavros
4.24/5 rDev -1.2%
Been a long, strange ride through the Top 100 Canada that became the Top 50 with the recent overhaul. Glad to close that chapter and move on to more discoveries.
Also, "Been Away For Too Long" by Soundgarden rings in my head while i'm having this beer. Been too long since i've had this classic.
Poured from a 750ml. bottle, bottled 11/2012.
Appearance: An opaque black body fills the glass and above it sits a rather large brown head that takes its sweet old time while bubbling away on the surface.
Smell: Roasted notes, cherries, figs, rum cake, nuts, charred wood.
Taste: Rum balls more than cake, nuts, milky robust espresso, woody vibe, sweet molasses a bit, an almost port-like finish that compliments the permeating dark cherries.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, a prolonged presence in the palate.
Overall: A classic that has great potential for aging. Excellent all around.
03-19-2013 01:13:41 | More by papat444
4.35/5 rDev +1.4%
2011 brew, cellared for 1 year
Appearance: full but airy, mocha head, lasts 5 mins; dark brown, almost black
Aroma: the usual roast flavours - coffee, anise, chocolate, with anise and chocolate taking the lead; the difference is a distinctly fruity aroma that is almost on par - raspberry, dark cherry
Taste & Mouthfeel: rich, full chocolate flavour blends well with fruit - raspberry, orange; like a chocolate covered raspberry; great length, with the flavours in synch and intermingling from start to finish; enough bitterness from the roast to provide some balance, but predominantly a sweeter beer, good as a dessert pairing; fresh, bright, light mouthfeel with almost no sense of alcohol; velvety smooth
Overall: a fantastic blend of flavour and silky mouthfeel make for a great brew, everything balanced well
02-17-2013 02:35:00 | More by BGDrock
Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique from Les Trois Mousquetaires
95 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.