Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter - Cigar City Brewing

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Kalevipoeg Baltic PorterKalevipoeg Baltic Porter

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89
very good

171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 22 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: djmichaelk on 02-10-2012)
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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of leschkie
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of amread4
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of mulder1010
4.23/5  rDev +6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of cwguy5
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
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!

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of MasterSki
4.03/5  rDev +1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.