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Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique - Les Trois Mousquetaires

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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 65
Gots: 63 | FT: 6
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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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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-08-2013 03:59:23 | More by Bunuelian
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle purchased from the LCBO for a hair less than $10 CDN. Served chilled into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance - Black as night, 1.5 fingers of head that recedes fairly quickly due to the high ABV. Extremely decadent looking and almost slightly syrup from the way it moves in the glass. Nice lacing.

Smell - Complex, smokiness, malty, molasses & some black licorice. Boozy. Also a bit of coffee aroma.

Taste - Similar to the nose, very complex, licorice, bark, smokey buy not overly so. Extremely flavorful and intense, a bit too much so for my palate.Some black cherry in there as well as coffee undertones. Chocolate as it warms and the booze also becomes more pronounced. A bottle of this could be split 3-4 ways with easy and there would still be more than enough intense flavors.

Mouthfeel - Wow! Ridiculously smooth and filling in the mouth. Coats the tongue without effort but is not syrupy. Super smooth finish. One of the best feeling beers.

Overall - A very fine beer, one that might improve with some age on it. For now, while it was quite delicious, it was extremely intense in its flavors and a bit unrelenting. This is one of the first beers where I've truly understood of sharing a bottle, because with other large containers, drinking a bottle over 3-4 hours still is not a chore, but with this it was. Still highly recommended for those enjoying the style, or those looking for something extreme.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 21:25:09 | More by DenisKolkin
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours walnut black with a moderate head that eventually disappears and does not provide any kind of lace.

Big plummy nose - dark fruit, licorice and smoke, coffee and roasty malt, lots of sweetness, just a hint of alcohol despite being 10%. Smells rich and luxurious. Lots of things happening.

Quite sweet to taste, very fruity. Coffee and charcoal, some tar. Again, lots of thing happening, quite complex.

Full mouth feel, heavy, slightly syrupy.

Good sippin' beer. Be sure to give yourself enough time to work your way through the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 02:40:41 | More by TerryW
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-02-2013 04:38:40 | More by CurtisD
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graybayou

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-01-2013 15:32:12 | More by graybayou
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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
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AussieAbroad

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-15-2013 18:28:03 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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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
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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
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

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

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-25-2013 06:11:03 | More by 604growler
Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique from Les Trois Mousquetaires
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