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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

167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | 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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Ratings: 167 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Zraly:
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4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque but effervescent black with a tan head. Swirling reveals burnt amber/reddish rings in the head -- really pretty.

Rich, roasted chocolate with a hint of licorice mingling. Dried fruits are pronounced in the middle. Creamy in the finish with a hint of vanilla. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Robust and medium-full bodied, yet it drinks much lighter. A touch of chew with the bitter finish is really nice on the palate. The finish is a bit long and lingers a while, much like a good, aged red wine.

Dessert beer. Or probably great with anything with cream in it. I wouldn't turn down a slab of NY style cheesecake. As a lover of malt, I can say I would purchase this again. Another fine offering from CCB.

Zraly, Apr 29, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev -25%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

mctizzz, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

SPRichard, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

tugg407, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

johnyb, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

acurtis, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of MrVonzipper
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a tan fizzy head. Low retention and spotty lacing. 

Nice nose and a little different in my opinion. Underlying dark fruit with a touch of earthy smokiness. 

Nice flavor. Nice earthy tones. Not too sweet by any means like the style can be sometimes and others have reviewed. In fact I don't think it's sweet at all. Very well balanced with a bit of dark fruit rind giving it more of an earthy natural flavor as opposed to a sweet fruit flavor. 

Mouthfeel is around medium bodied and has medium carbonation. 
 
Overall it's a very nice beer and cool representation of the style. Great natural and original flavor that really separates itself apart from others in the style. A must try. 

MrVonzipper, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice beer, rather a pseudo-baltic porter had on tap at CC Tasting Room. A bitter rather than a sour finish which I liked though departing from baltics. Black with a small amount of lace.Chocolate and Spicy. Big chocolate spicy bite at the end. So more American porter.

Sammy, Jan 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25%

MADPolo, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

WoodBrew, Aug 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

leschkie, Jun 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Deshon2688, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -3%
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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 16, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one during a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Boulevard tulip. Poured a deep dark red-brown with a minimal very light tan head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, smoked meat, smoke, and subtle wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, smoke, wood, smoked meat, and subtle vanilla. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonaton. Overall this was a fairly good brew. This was a really nice brew for the style. My only gripe was with the mouthfeel as I am a big fan of Baltic Porters that have a thick and oily feel to them. This one lacked that. However, the flavor and aroma going on in this one were very nice and on-par with the style. Definitely glad I got the chance to try this one and I suggest you do the same if the opportunity comes up.

thagr81us, Jul 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

cyrushire, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Boski, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

mdillon86, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle to tulip.

A - Poured black with one finger of thick light brown head.

S - Big roast aroma up front with rich chocolate notes and a touch of smoke.

T - Roast up front with rick dark chocolate. The mid-palate adds big dark fruit flavours reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries. The finish has a touch of sweet molasses and a slight tart presence that amplifies with each sip.

M - Medium body; creamy. light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Sep 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

scubahood, May 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

jegross2, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Vec2267
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - black with a tan head that quickly retreats to a small edge around the rim of the glass and then nothing, some lacing

S - roasted grains dominate, some peat/smoke

T - mirrors the nose, roast malts, peat/smoke, bitter chocolate, a rather acidic bite balances the sweet, alcohol in the background

M - very lush and rich

O - a very big powerful beer, pretty much the norm for CCB, more chocolate notes than coffee

Vec2267, Mar 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

mtbdonn, Sep 02, 2012
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Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.