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Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter - Cigar City Brewing

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Kalevipoeg Baltic PorterKalevipoeg Baltic Porter

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BA SCORE
89
very good

170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 11
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: djmichaelk on 02-10-2012)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Black body with a huge mocha head. Settles to a thick layer of foam. Nice.

Smell - Very different than I imagined. Fruity. Alcoholic. Sweet. Like a brandy-soaked cake. Coffee malts behind it.

Taste - Far more intense with the dark malts. Very chocolatey. The fruitiness comes through in the finish and then the flavor drops off quickly.

Mouthfeel - Thick at first, but has a very clean finish. Well carbonated.

Overall - Rich and tasty. Well made. The drop off in flavor at the end is just a function of the style, I guess.

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February 2012
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A: Pour a deep dark brown color. Looks black in the glass. Over carbonated. Literally 3 fingers of light tan head. Sticks around a while. Some lacing bits.

S: Smells like dark fruits. Lager yeast. Dark chocolate. Cocoa. Maybe some Cherry.

T: Very carbonated. Getting a good amount of roast with muted chocolate.

M: Fuller side of medium. It is very carbonated so keeps me from saying full on full bodied.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dad picked this one up for me while in FL last winter. Cheers pops!

From a 750 into a CCB tulip.
Batch 1,000
Lager yeast

APPEARANCE: Clear brown pour yields a one finger, medium looking, creamy, light tan head with great retention. Eventually fades down to a slight wisp and ring. Bistre brown in color with medium levels of carbonation evident. Ring remains but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Caramel, dark malts, dark fruity esters, raisins and dates perhaps, and a light funky note. Oddly unexpected, but it works in context.

TASTE: Dark malts, caramel, raisins and dates up front. Sweet for sure, with more dark malts and a touch of roasted grain at the swallow. Medium aftertaste of sweet caramel, sweet dark fruits, spicy alcohol and a light touch of bitterness as balance lingers. Still, this is quite sweet with a good backbone of booze.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky. A bit of a burn at the swallow. Full, but needs to be a touch creamier for top marks.

OVERALL: This is a traditional Baltic porter, with lots of sweetness and spicy lager qualities that work really well. A well done beer in a style I can certainly appreciate. Better lacing and a more impressive aftertaste would help take this up a notch, but as it is, this is one well worth checking out. Thanks again dad. Recommended.

Jeffo, Aug 30, 2013
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Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.