Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter - Cigar City Brewing
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3.8/5 rDev -5%
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.
01-21-2013 04:31:04 | More by Sammy
3.68/5 rDev -8%
Quite dark brown in color, nearly black, with a tan head. Heavy on the licorice and burnt sugar notes with plenty of roasted malt, coffee, and dark fruit. There is a light alcohol note along with some molasses sweetness. The flavor is decently sweet with molasses, burnt sugar, toffee, and some licorice. A bit of prune and raisin fruitiness and light alcohol heat on the finish.
08-05-2012 21:24:18 | More by womencantsail
4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
Bottle shared by thetomG. Served in a BFM chalice.
A - Quick-dissolving light tan foam that settles to a thin collar, wisps, and spots of lace. Very dark brown body.
S - Cocoa powder, yeasty dark bready, hint of vanilla, and some mild fruitness. A touch of booze, but nothing excessive for the listed 9%.
T - The taste is also pretty nice, with chocolate cake, hint of molasses, some dark fruits, and some signature Cigar City smoke and char in the finish. Thankfully the balance is appropriate here.
M - Smooth texture, medium body, pleasant carbonation, minimal alcohol warmth, and a clean lager finish. Quite nice.
D - Solid beer, that's a bit roastier and less fruity than your standard Baltic Porter. An enjoyable beer that I'd gladly have again, but a bit tame for Cigar City's 1000th batch.
04-23-2012 04:59:31 | More by MasterSki
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
750ml shared with Kasey enjoyed from a nonic chilled..
The color is practically black with translucent clarity and dark cherry accent with crema type head with light creamy brown appearance and thick lace. The smell is chocolate malt with moderately sweet odor and mild raisin and gentle woody note with fruity esters from the yeast and mild caramel accent. The feel is chewy and lightly creamy with moderate carbonation and light bitterness with mild alcohol and mostly dry feel.
The flavor is nice and toasty with some mild pine tinges and a light caramel smooth malt flavor and hints of dark chocolate with a subtle raisiny yeast and mild spice from the hops with a flavor of alcohol in the finish which adds warmth and mild hint of dark coffee in the finish with a dark brown sugar taste in the residual taste. Overall I was overjoyed with this, thanks Adam for sharing such a good beer and bringing it from FL for me.
06-23-2013 22:46:56 | More by Slatetank
4.2/5 rDev +5%
From 06/08/12 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC the day after their Cigar City/FB event.
a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident.
s - Smells of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, sweet cocoa, molasses, light fruity. Ton of chocolate which I love, and quite sweet, but not too much.
t - Tastes of sweet chocolate, cream, light vanilla, dark fruits, roasted malts, and toasted malts. Not quite as chocolate heavy as the nose, but some nice vanilla here. Very nice.
m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy. A little alcohol but nice body.
o - Overall a very nice baltic porter. I loved the nose as it was sweet and chocolate heavy. Would love to have it again.
06-20-2012 18:32:51 | More by mdfb79
3.58/5 rDev -10.5%
Draft at Cigar City on 3/13/12.
Pours pitch black with a half finger mocha head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Roasted malt aroma with a decent amount of sweetness and booze. As it warms, the malt notes stand out a bit more. Hints of coffee bean, oatmeal and toast as well as some chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol. There's also some subtle spice, licorice and anise.
Medium bodied with a very strong, dry roasted flavor. Sligtly acrid with strong burnt malt flavors. Hints of burnt toast, coffee bean, oatmeal and toffee. Some interesting spices along with licorice and dark fruits. Kind of minty as well with some booze in the finish but not much heat. Abv is well masked but it's slightly harsh. I would have been fine with half of a glass.
06-25-2012 18:03:01 | More by corby112
3.73/5 rDev -6.8%
A: Poured a deep, deep brown with great carbonation leaving a big brown frothy cap and a nice amount of lacing
S: Rather letdown. Some chocolate and grains but thats about it.
T: Deep bitter cocoa blended with roasted malt is intial. A milk chocolate comes out with a light dash of heat middle to finish but a very, very light coffee note. A bit grain flavors remain throughout almost with a very light funk as well. Finish is stinging a bit dry with a light aftertaste. Overall smooth and tasty.
M: Pretty big body, well carbonated
O: A good representation of the style!
04-04-2012 18:43:15 | More by barleywinefiend
4.15/5 rDev +3.8%
I snagged a couple of these 750's from the cigar city tasting room fridge while I was there the week of the 4th of July. Poured into a matching CCB snifter, the brew appears a very dark brown with clarity around the edges and ruby through the middle. A tan head quickly fades leaving stringy lace sticking to the glass.
The aroma is roasty and raisony upfront with a touch of citrus hops across the backend. Some chocolate and solvent tinges of alcohol makes itself known as the brew warms up. This isnt a deeply complex smelling brew like others in the style but it smells clean and enjoyable.
The taste is bitter and roasty with licorice upfront. A plethora of dark maltiness provides flavors of molassess, coffee and fruity deep tinges of prune/raisiny alcohol esters. Some warming alcohol rounds things out before earthy notes comes out as it warms in the aftertaste.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. I hesitate calling this crisp considering how big and malty it is but it does have a clean snap to its finish. Fairly easy drinking with the alcohol well integrated with the expected flavors well balanced and blended. For a salute to 1,000 brews I admire the restraint in not making something crazy. This is a solid interpretation of the style.
08-01-2012 19:06:34 | More by stakem
3.88/5 rDev -3%
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.
06-16-2014 20:11:19 | More by Alieniloquium
Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.