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Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter - Cigar City Brewing

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89
very good

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 12
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: djmichaelk on 02-10-2012)
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Fux

France

4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Short review from a fly at Cigar City.
Nose and palate are rich and intense, balanced between coffee and chocolate flavors. Light bitterness on the finish. Oily but not sticky, easy to drink. The alcohol is well integrated. A nice treat. Would look for it again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2013 23:35:42 | More by Fux
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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.

Serving type: bottle

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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.

Serving type: bottle

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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.

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Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.