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Baltic Porter - Uncommon Brewers

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BA SCORE
85
very good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
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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Photo of Huffs
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%

Poured into a Sam Adams glass, developed a nice full head, tan in color. Appearance was dark brown to black with an aroma that held hints of malt and spice. Taste was of a pronounced malt and chocolates with hints of caramel and cpice. Mouthfeel was moderate with a tangy, licorace aftertaste.

Huffs, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

strongaf, May 29, 2013
Photo of tugg407
3.25/5  rDev -14%

tugg407, May 13, 2013
Photo of Monalenard
3.29/5  rDev -13%

pours black with a giant cola head with big bubbles to match that quickly dissipate to leave a brown, actively fizzy right. No lacing. This carbonation is the number one reason that i usually hate porters (i don't really have a number two reason). However, that is the style, so i'm not sure what i expected. The nose is pretty nice, you can sense that there is going to be an alcohol burn not unlike that of a dark scotch ale-loch down comes to mind. Subtle to medium hops, toasted malts, vanilla, maybe a little coffee or its just a confusion of the toasty notes and the vanilla. either way, quite nice. Taste, goddamnit bubbles, fuck off, i'm trying to taste this beer. again, this is what i hate about porters, they're good but you have to TRY to taste them through a thick electric fence of abrasive carbonation. The taste follows the nose exactly and its very good. I suspect i might have scored this part higher if i could actually taste it more through the assault of the novelty children's drink this is bred with. Maybe thats just me, and this is just a porter for ya. So, i don't think i really even need to address mouthfeel at this point. I love all beer just for the sake of variety and when i want dark i typically stick to my stouts but every once in a while i just have to remind myself that porters aren't my thing... backtracking- definitely some coffee.

Monalenard, May 07, 2013
Photo of cyrushire
3.25/5  rDev -14%

cyrushire, May 03, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +5.8%

MarkyMOD, May 03, 2013
Photo of Bfarr
1.7/5  rDev -55%

Clear, dark brown and a big foamy brown head with okay retention. Odd roasted aroma with licorice and a pervasive metallic twinge. Dirty coffee and paper, burnt smoke and just a hint of licorice. Fuzzy feel with tingling lingering.

Date on the can is 9/12 which is usually the canned date since it doesn't say best by. Tried not long after but can't help but think it's a bad batch or can but other offerings from this brewery have been just as bad. Just a heavy dirt and adjunct alcohol throughout.

Bfarr, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of MarioM
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

MarioM, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +5.8%

single from WF Fairfax

a: tall boy can into a wide belgian snifter, the beer is a deep brown in color - essentially black in low light, a nice layer of head falling back quickly to a thin ring

s: semisweet chocolate chips hit the forward end, the licorice and anise aren't as obvious as anticipated, which is probably a good thing - as is they add a nice depth with a gentle root beer-like aroma, smooth barley roasts, some toffee sweetness, touches of alcohol

m: carbonation just under moderate, body light-medium

t: a nudge of slight sweetness tempers dry roasted barley flavors that run from start to finish, not much licorice/anise flavor - I suppose it's melded into the roasty structure, later on I do pick up what may be the anise in the form of a root beer flavor as found on the nose, hop flavors not particularly distinct, contributing a mild-moderate bitterness to the dry finish

o: not a huge or terribly complex baltic, but nicely structured and well-designed, the additives give the aroma a little push but aren't noticeably integral to the success of this one

blackie, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Mattyb79
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Mattyb79, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -14%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of bcm75
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

bcm75, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of litheum94
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

litheum94, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of leedorham
2/5  rDev -47.1%

leedorham, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Pours out a deep dark chocolate, large, frothy tan head. Pretty sweet lace retention.

Chocolate, plum and earthy hops fill the nose. Nice hint of anise and spice.

Thick and smooth going down. Chocolate and anise combine with a bit of dark fruit (plum) to start this off. Earthy hops and a hint of citrus give it a nice hop balance.

Very nice Baltic Porter. I'll definitely grab up a 4-pack.

OBeerMeGreatOne, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

t0rin0, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of calvin233
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

calvin233, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

twelveinches, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

acurtis, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark ruddy brown amber with a nice finger of light brown head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, toasted mallt and a hint of cherry and anise. Flavor of light fruit esters, toasted malt, licorice and hint of chocolate and cherry. Finishes with an interesting wave of toasted malt and more fruit, leaving a long, pleasant and spicey aftertaste. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Not quite a traditional Baltic porter, but I found the uncharacteristically estery fruit component was very nicely balanced with the malt and spices. Pleasant and well done.

LiquidAmber, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of jlenik
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

jlenik, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of farrago
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%

The pour yields close to two fingers of active foam, plenty of larger bubbles and snap, crackle and pop across the whole surface, very dark brown color, given that fizziness not surprising head retention is average at best. The liquid is equally dark and opaque, stays more in the brown than black range, this supported by the orange aura around the outside, appears clean and unblemished, hard to discern any bubbles present. The nose loaded with roasted coffee, mocha and chocolate notes then moves from toast into sweeter caramel, licorice, banana bread and lower levels of peach, apricot fruit and orange zest, not that complex but highly pungent and lingering. Medium-bodied, creamy in texture with a fair degree of booziness to it, evokes something close to vanillin oak, coconut and butterscotch. Piles on the roasted chocolate, coffee and the licorice a major factor too, almost minty at times, pinch of nutmeg. The carbonation is on the low side and tends to accentuate that creaminess. After awhile, hard to really register much past the chocolate element, minimal cherry and peach fruit flavors as well as little hoppiness. If you like roast and can see past the booziness it’s easy enough to pound down.

farrago, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Jerry
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Jerry, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of MRsojourner
4/5  rDev +5.8%

16oz tall boy can poured into a nice High and Mighty mug. the pour looked so thick like an imperial stout nice and silky and black as night
The aroma had a bit of anise and some fumes of hot alcohol.
The taste was of a mild coffee and a musty chocolate combo followed by just a hint of earthy hops to balance it out. it is very clean and somewhat refreshing. medium mouthfeel with a head that sticks around for a while. enjoyable for sure. ill set a couple of these down for a year and see what happens.

MRsojourner, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of msondel
5/5  rDev +32.3%

msondel, Jan 02, 2013
Baltic Porter from Uncommon Brewers
85 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.