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Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter - Cigar City Brewing

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Kalevipoeg Baltic PorterKalevipoeg Baltic Porter

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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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amread4

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

A: thick opaque black. No light able to permeate even when held to the sun. Promising.

S: big chocolate malts, caramel and toffee with some tobacco. Sweet smelling. The alcohol is definitely present on the finish of the first whiff.

T: wow chocolatey. The chocolate malts dominate this one. As with the smell, sweeter sensations including caramel and toffee. The alcohol is not as present here.

M: fantastic. Creamy, smooth, and full bodied, but not too chewy. The most notable quality of the beer for me.

O: very satisfying. A bit sweet, so one bottle is the ideal quantity. A very fine effort for the style. Here's to many thousands more. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 01:52:06 | More by amread4
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JohnQVD

New York

5/5  rDev +25%

06-02-2012 17:26:50 | More by JohnQVD
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leodarko

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

06-02-2012 05:50:09 | More by leodarko
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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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robinsmv

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

05-29-2012 23:12:34 | More by robinsmv
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alefish

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

05-16-2012 00:38:30 | More by alefish
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marine1975

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

05-07-2012 01:58:02 | More by marine1975
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scubahood

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-04-2012 17:50:03 | More by scubahood
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pretty much black with cinnamon 1/2 inch head that faded quickly to a bubbly ring; light lacing

S - coffee, nuts, bread, leather

T - dark chocolate, dark breads, roasted malts; mild finish

M - medium-heavy bodied with fine, creamy carbonation; very short, mild aftertaste of black coffee

O - super tasty. a bit different than some other baltics. less roasty and more bread malts maybe. very good at any rate. congrats to ccb on 1000 batches!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 23:02:35 | More by cwguy5
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sharpy26

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-30-2012 21:15:58 | More by sharpy26
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macrosmatic

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

04-30-2012 18:38:56 | More by macrosmatic
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

04-30-2012 00:44:42 | More by Yabev15
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funkel81

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-27-2012 21:07:51 | More by funkel81
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 04:59:31 | More by MasterSki
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SFC21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-20-2012 19:04:33 | More by SFC21
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ckk527

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-18-2012 00:29:52 | More by ckk527
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-16-2012 14:09:44 | More by acurtis
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mcorwin

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

04-14-2012 06:43:52 | More by mcorwin
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BillHem

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-13-2012 11:21:17 | More by BillHem
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KevSal

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-08-2012 03:58:01 | More by KevSal
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light brown head that doesn't retain well before it drops to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and sparse surface foam. Sticky specs of lacing.

S- Very sweet with a chocolate sensibility and some coffee in the back. Almost floral. Also notes of caramel and toffee.

T- Roast, more caramel and a slight bitterness however, the sweetness is the main player. The booze is toned down considerably but still makes itself known. Quite forward for a porter (even of the Baltic variety) but still restrained enough to remain drinkable.

M- Heavy-ish but doesn't cross over into stout territory. Medium-low carbonation.

O- Nothing extraordinary for CCB's 5000th batch, but certainly not something to pass up.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 03:16:15 | More by Immortale25
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 18:43:15 | More by barleywinefiend
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Vec2267

Florida

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

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 23:11:59 | More by Vec2267
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Deshon2688

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-30-2012 17:14:22 | More by Deshon2688
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-24-2012 15:59:35 | More by DarthKostrizer
Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.