1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique - Les Trois Mousquetaires

Not Rated.
Grande Cuvée Porter BaltiqueGrande Cuvée Porter Baltique

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

280 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 280
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 65
Gots: 61 | FT: 6
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)
View: Beers (27) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 280 | Reviews: 128 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Flounder57
Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle was poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. it is a jet black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Burnt molasses, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, and smoke.

Taste: Caramel, toffee, molasses, smoke, chocolate, roasted malts, and very delicious.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, delicious, and enjoyable.

Overall:10%, no way. This beer is so good you don't even notice it. Sign me up for another.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 22:08:03 | More by Flounder57
Photo of AussieAbroad
AussieAbroad

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-28-2013 00:50:13 | More by AussieAbroad
Photo of dipso123
dipso123

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-20-2013 14:10:42 | More by dipso123
Photo of jazztoloc
jazztoloc

Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-13-2013 15:22:22 | More by jazztoloc
Photo of KeKeKumba
KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

11-07-2013 02:16:38 | More by KeKeKumba
Photo of AugustusRex
AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

11-04-2013 05:28:28 | More by AugustusRex
Photo of WeissBoy
WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

10-30-2013 03:11:13 | More by WeissBoy
Photo of evil_liver
evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-28-2013 06:13:30 | More by evil_liver
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-15-2013 18:28:03 | More by iatethecloudsfor
Photo of brewcrew76
brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Almost black with a mocha head.

S - Roasted malt, dark cherry, fig, raisin, prune, milk chocolate, coffee grounds, molasses, leather and a light touch of smoke.

T - Roasted malt, dark roast coffee, milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, cherry, fig, dates, molasses, tobacco and light smoke.

M - Medium body, smooth and oily in the mouth. Tobacco, leather & smoke linger after each sip.

D - Alcohol is completely hidden. Very complex and interesting but drinks pretty smooth for all that is going on.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 01:37:15 | More by brewcrew76
Photo of FrostBlast
FrostBlast

Quebec (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Dark brown on pour becoming pitch black in the glass. Mocha head, average size, which drops fairly rapidly and fades into nothingness, leaving a small amount of lacing.

SMELL : First nose is coffee, roasted malts, some booze. Second nose releases some chocolate over this. Third nose keeps the chocolate but brings the black roasted coffee back on top of it all, with the hops showing through as well.

TASTE : Sharp and precise hit of black coffee with some of the dripping chocolaty molasses that can be expected from such a beer. But let's say they drip in a very orderly way. Caramel, nuts, figs and other thick fleshed fruits. Some smoke, very discreet, well integrated.

MOUTHFEEL : Very, very pleasing. Coating, thick, rolls on the tongue, all around the mouth, and never quite seems to settle down totally, thanks to a perfectly balanced carbonation. This thing just keeps moving and it's awesome.

OVERALL : A very good baltic porter. Somewhat better balanced than their 2013 bourbon/brandy barrel version, but then this 2013 edition is meants to be over-the-top to a point, so it's hard to compare. This standard version of their baltic porter gets the job done in a most amazing way. Rich and warm and pleasing.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 00:59:40 | More by FrostBlast
Photo of groleau
groleau

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

09-29-2013 16:56:55 | More by groleau
Photo of Eric908
Eric908

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-21-2013 21:55:34 | More by Eric908
Photo of strang
strang

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

09-13-2013 15:20:11 | More by strang
Photo of mmmaaattt
mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-13-2013 01:29:44 | More by mmmaaattt
Photo of Ajlvt
Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-08-2013 23:51:01 | More by Ajlvt
Photo of 1up
1up

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-27-2013 15:24:10 | More by 1up
Photo of AlexChillton
AlexChillton

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-27-2013 06:42:43 | More by AlexChillton
Photo of cam477
cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-25-2013 18:53:53 | More by cam477
Photo of 604growler
604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-25-2013 06:11:03 | More by 604growler
Photo of AOShabaz
AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-24-2013 22:26:00 | More by AOShabaz
Photo of bum732
bum732

Lesotho

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-15-2013 20:45:04 | More by bum732
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a snifter glass at Churchkey for DC beer week. Always wanted to try this one even though I am not the biggest Baltic Porter fan.

No head presented. Thin soupy collar, tan in color barely hanging on. Deep walnut brown body with a slight red hue to it also.

Real nice bouquet on this beer. Great tobacco and woody notes at first. Sweet vanilla like cream and pipe smoke. Light roast but not emphasized on the nose.

Palate is noticeably sweet but not too terrible. First hint is a woody like maplesugar sweetness, then good kick of vanilla and hints of clotted cream smoothness. The mouthfeel is intensely full but very light which is shocking how it plays out. Palate comes with some more diversity. Black licorice, with a mild roast soft finish.

Overall a unique take and very memorable. A bit sweet for my tastes but much to enjoy here.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 22:21:49 | More by smakawhat
Photo of ant880
ant880

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-03-2013 01:37:26 | More by ant880
Photo of nquigley16
nquigley16

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-21-2013 22:02:24 | More by nquigley16
Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique from Les Trois Mousquetaires
95 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.