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Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
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:
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(Beer added by: djmichaelk on 02-10-2012)
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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 31, 2012
Photo of Deshon2688
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Deshon2688, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

DarthKostrizer, Mar 24, 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 AdamBear
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown with no head at all

S-smells like a true baltic porter. dark roasted grains. no artificial flavors. smells strong

T-comes in with a very bold and robust taste of dark roasted malts. the tastes are very clean and strong. the flavors are so organic and natural. its not very complex, i like it.

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-this is a classic baltic porter. this could've been mistaken for an original. its so tasty too, and extremely drinkable for the higher abv. there's nothing negative here. i want more!

AdamBear, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at CCB.

A - Pours black, tan head, thin collar, spotty lace.

S - Big sweetness, dark fruits, light roast. A bit too sweet for me, even for a Baltic Porter. Would have preferred a little more dark chocolate and roast.

T - Big dark fruit, booze, light roast, light chocolate, some char. Again, lots of sweetness and light notes of chocolate and roast. Too sweet for me to enjoy much of, but not too bad. Finish is sweet dark fruits and cream.

M - Medium, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - Not my favorite Baltic Porter, too much sweetness and the booze comes through big for 9%. That said, it's not bad but maybe just above average. Many others in this style I'd rather have.

Sean9689, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of fireabe
1/5  rDev -75%

fireabe, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of roadhouse
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

roadhouse, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of PorterLambic
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I let this sit for 45 minutes before doing anything at all with it.

A liquid the color of tar with a ring of espresso colored foam. No light getting in here. No lace being left behind.
Smell is roasted malt, coffee, cardboard, dry erase marker(?) and a light molasses note.
Taste is rich with malt, whiskey, raisins, brown sugar, wheat and soy sauce. Really well balanced.
Exceedingly smooth and rich. Full bodied, very light effervescence. A faint note of baking chocolate shows in the aftertaste. ABV is completely unnoticed. A serious sipping beer.

PorterLambic, Mar 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Tyrawlings, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

meerkat2, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

ColSanders123, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

djtomain, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

cyrusthepup, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of mrandypandy
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

mrandypandy, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of djmichaelk
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

10oz snifter at the Roosevelt/Church on a Hill release at CCB.

A - Pours a deep brown, almost black. Maybe a finger-plus of head, with decent retention. Not much lacing.

S - Sweetish to start off, with some dark and bittersweet chocolate, then plenty roastiness and a bit of hoppy bitterness. A bit more alcohol in the aroma than I'd like, but it's still nice enough.

T - Much like the nose, the taste is very much like a bar of dark chocolate in the beginning, with some smoke and roast in the middle, and maybe some dark fruit. The bitter hops take over toward the end in a pleasant way. Finish is long and dry.

M - This is where CCB really excels; nearly all of their heavier stouts and porters are thick and syrupy. Carbonation is pretty much exactly where I'd like it to be.

O - I'd liked to have ordered another of these for sure, and I definitely picked up a few bottles to go. For a batch 1000 celebratory brew, this is pretty damned nice. It's a nice cap to a brewery that has been extraordinarily successful (despite some well-publicized growing pains). Here's to the next 1000.

djmichaelk, Feb 10, 2012
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Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.