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Baltic Porter - Uncommon Brewers

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BA SCORE
85
very good

157 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uncommon Brewers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: illidurit on 01-31-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Brams17, Friday at 07:35 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

GRG1313, Friday at 03:23 AM
Photo of the_awesometeer
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Appearance: Very dark almost black. Nice tan head, about one finger thick. The head faded quickly and didn't lace the glass at all (4.75/5)

Smell: Smelt like roasted coffee and chocolate (4.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Slight thickness, tingle of carbonation (4.25/5)

Taste: Roasted flavor coffee, hint of chocolate. Very good. (4.5/5)

Overall: Very good, one of the better porters I have had. Very easy to drink, nice flavor and mouthfell (4.5/5)

the_awesometeer, Aug 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

whatsajessica, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Fabiand, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Latarnik, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours one finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is a big roasted malt with some burnt wood in the background. Excellent.
The taste is roasted malt and dark, mildly bitter, chocolate.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
Very enjoyable.

Fatehunter, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

WoodBrew, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

TimHitchings, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

bernat1971, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours out with an opaque licorice-colored liquid that is topped by a somewhat thin mocha head; a decent amount of lacing clings

Smell: Sweetened chocolate and licorice tones; a very subtle hint of dark fruit

Taste: Sweetened chocolate, up front, with hints of caramel, coffee and a vague sense of prune developing; the finish is rather sweet and lacks complexity

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer though it seemed a bit one-dimensional to me; as others have noted, it has elements of other styles (at first it seemed a bit like a dubbel but that faded as the beer warmed) but then finished with a more chocolatey American style

Thanks, bytemesis (from the other site), for the opportunity

brentk56, Dec 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.9%

humulusphile, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

drewone, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

leprakhan, Dec 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

LambicPentameter, Oct 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Jones153, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of ghostwalker
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a can of this as a volunteer extra at an EBF a while back. Time to drink it and make room for another Heady Topper in my mini-fridge.

Beautiful, dark brown body, bordering on black. Moderate light brown head, fell off pretty quick.

Nose is tart dark fruits.

Flavor is initially tart and bitter, then smooths out a bit to a dark bitter-chocolate sweetness. Rich and satisfying on a cold-ish autumn evening.

Mouthfeel is slick and slightly chewy. Nice mouthful.

Overall, a very nice brew. I love the Baltic Porter style, and it can be hard to come by. Glad I had this one.

ghostwalker, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

paresis, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

kjkinsey, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Amerikon, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

tom10101, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

doremite, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at Buy-Rite in Jersey City recently. I like the other beers that I've had from Uncommon and felt that the product design, tall boy cans, and styles of their beers were indeed, uncommon. That wasn't the case here as this Baltic Porter didn't have anything outstanding about it. It was still an enjoyable beer however, with the alcohol well-hidden and the body full without having a smoky or roasted mouthfeel.

The pour to this was different, to say the least. A massive head quickly formed as I slowly emptied the contents of the can out and I had to let it settle for a while before filling up my pint glass sufficiently enough. As for the aroma, it smelled like bitter chocolate, dark fruit, and booze. Could this be a Belgian-style Dubbel or Tripel? Not quite, but there was enough here to remind me of it. This was strong but the alcohol wasn't necessarily detectable per se. There was some cherry and fig here along with some thin vanilla extract underneath that, with the roasted body coming out subtly in the aftertaste. The lacing was minimal, with only a few clumps on the side of my pint glass as I worked my way through this.

This was pretty typical in terms of the strength of the booze but didn't pack a terribly strong punch. There was enough to like here but nothing major stood out from start to fnish. A bit less carbonation and more body would have made this stand out but as is, this was a Baltic Porter that most people should easily enjoy, once the novelties are overlooked.

JerzDevl2000, Jul 11, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: dark ruby-brown with a haze-free body and strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam which is holding up pretty well. An attractive brew.

Smell: darkly malty with a little bit of chocolate and dark fruit; there's a phenolic hint here which really reminds me of a dubbel. I'm also getting a vegetal hint that I don't like too much; so, not bad, but it could be cleaner.

Taste: a little more phenolic in flavor than the aroma. This is not strictly a bad thing, but the beer's other complexities get lost between this and the alcohol. Once again, it could be cleaner.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big, mouth-filling creaminess. Great!

Overall: this is an interesting beer; it really does remind me more of a phenolic, hot dubbel than a Baltic porter. Unfortunately, it's just a little too hot and messy to be great.

flagmantho, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Kirk, Jun 23, 2013
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Baltic Porter from Uncommon Brewers
85 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.