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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2013 04:31:04 | More by Sammy
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Ravenacht

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2013 16:04:44 | More by Ravenacht
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kirbmeist

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-12-2013 22:31:01 | More by kirbmeist
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

01-12-2013 21:12:38 | More by nickfl
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-08-2013 13:20:43 | More by mctizzz
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -25%

01-07-2013 23:27:44 | More by iemailjack
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

12-29-2012 18:07:54 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-22-2012 15:29:00 | More by kjkinsey
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-19-2012 15:07:54 | More by thegerm87
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-16-2012 04:27:17 | More by teddyarrowhead
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tugg407

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-17-2012 22:08:29 | More by tugg407
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Grfilwett

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

11-09-2012 20:38:31 | More by Grfilwett
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750mL bottle poured into a Kate the Great tulip glass. Served slightly chilled and allowed to warm over about an hour. Big thanks to cfrances33 for the bottle.

Appearance: Dark brown to black in color. Pours a really nice, one finger medium brown head that settles into a nice lacing. Does not look overly thick.

Aroma: Chocolate and dark fruits stand out upfront in the aroma. Not overly sweet though. Some bitter licorice and subtle vanilla tones. Some alcohol burn but overall pretty mellow.

Taste: Milk chocolate, plums and other dark fruits are the main components. There is some licorice, coffee, vanilla and caramel as well. Really nice balance of sweet and bitter. Really mellow for the ABV and for the style.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than expected in body with with a really nice, smooth and creamy texture. Lower than average carbonation for the style.

Overall, a really nice take on a baltic porter. THe bitter and sweet notes are nicely balanced and it offers plenty of complexity to stay interesting. Very smooth and easy to drink. If anything, it's biggest flaw is that it is solid throughout but doesn't really stand out in any way. Still a really nice porter I was glad to get to try.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 01:20:50 | More by Gosox8787
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-29-2012 17:31:44 | More by ROGUE16
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-27-2012 15:52:56 | More by sendbeer
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-22-2012 23:12:29 | More by MrRockstar
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maximum12

Minnesota

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

Thanks to moose3285 for this bottle. I should just have an intro thanks to Mike written up in a Word document somewhere to save wear & tear on my fingers. 750ML bottle popped open at a tasting.

Pours a dark, damsel-in-fantasy-distress-red. Nose is exceedingly sweet for a baltic porter, along with the expected edge of smoke & maltiness.

Kalevipoeg is way off on the style; good thing I only judge by good taste, because this is tasty. Smokiness shoves its way to the forefront, with the sweet malts, but my attention immediately turns to the...chocolate? Is that right? Once I taste it, the stuff just floods my senses. Dark fruit pops in & out of the chaos, little caramel. Another beer I want more than a few ounces of, but hey, I have plenty of Cigar City at home to keep me warm.

Nice twist on the style, this one was certainly a surprise. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 01:43:24 | More by maximum12
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-15-2012 15:09:17 | More by ncaudle
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

10-06-2012 13:42:04 | More by muskiesman
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-19-2012 01:07:12 | More by kjyost
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev 0%

09-15-2012 21:38:04 | More by t0rin0
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SGDJosh


4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes, 8/12

A - Pours dark and velvety, khaki colored head covers the top

S - Smells of smokiness and coffee. Rich nose.

T - Love it. Notes of mocha, smoke, black cherry, and rich dark chocolate. Very smooth!

M - Medium-Full Body, nice low carbonation that really lets it coat the palate and hold on.

O - Amazing Porter! One of my favorite Porter's to date. I appreciate the full body and layers of flavors. Got another one sitting in the fridge!

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 13:29:49 | More by SGDJosh
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle to tulip.

A - Poured black with one finger of thick light brown head.

S - Big roast aroma up front with rich chocolate notes and a touch of smoke.

T - Roast up front with rick dark chocolate. The mid-palate adds big dark fruit flavours reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries. The finish has a touch of sweet molasses and a slight tart presence that amplifies with each sip.

M - Medium body; creamy. light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 03:18:50 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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cjgarland73

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-10-2012 18:07:21 | More by cjgarland73
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ngeunit1

California

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - The beer pours a dark black color with just a hint of brown around the edges with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, coffee, dark fruits, black licorice, with a hint of smoke and booze.

T - Starts off with some roasted chocolate malts with some raisin and other dark fruits, and some black licorice. Through the middle, some roasted coffee comes through with some light smoke and vanilla. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, coffee, dark fruits, a touch of peat, and a hint of booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice Baltic Porter. Really nice overall balance with good body and mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 07:34:04 | More by ngeunit1
Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter from Cigar City Brewing
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