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Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter - Cigar City Brewing

Kalevipoeg Baltic PorterKalevipoeg Baltic Porter

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BA SCORE
89
very good

159 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%


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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Reviews by mulder1010:
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mulder1010

Australia

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sendsilk for the bottle. Much appreciated
Poured into a tulip

A-- Poured a dark cola color and settled midnight black. No light penetrating this. Visually not as thick as other CCB beers I have had. One finger light brown head. nice staying power to the head. largest carbonation bubbles I have seen in a head. Looked like golf divots. Finally settled down to a thick film. Very nice retention on swirling and left nice spotty lacing.

S-- Sort of a woody floral smell at first. That dropped to coco powder, tobacco, carmel, coffee, and bread.

T-- Gritty Coffee, gritty coco powder, tobacco, dark fruits, bread, vanilla, and carmel. Nice earthiness in the taste. Sort of grittiness that grabs hold and slightly shakes you.

M-- Far lighter than expected. Drinks more like a 7% porter than a 9%. Char and ash are evident in the front and mid palate and a long lasting sweet dairy chocolate and vanilla finish. Light medium bodied and medium carbonation. Array of flavors really helps this out a lot.

O-- Nothing special for a 1000 beer but it is a good one. High points are the earthy notes in the taste and the long lasting feel. Really well done baltic porter with some twists to this. Not as big as other CCB beers are but a good solid beer to have had.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 12:07:28 | More by mulder1010
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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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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 159 ratings.