Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique - Les Trois Mousquetaires
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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
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
4.21/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
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
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
Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique from Les Trois Mousquetaires
95 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.