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Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell - Cigar City Brewing

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227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 65 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Baltic Porter.

(Beer added by: Lare453 on 05-03-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, dark fruit, and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice bourbon barrel aged presence that is slightly better in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 23:08:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-31-2013 02:48:55 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-31-2013 02:52:10 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-15-2013 23:11:39 | More by kylehay2004
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-31-2013 18:14:38 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-30-2013 00:22:34 | More by emerge077
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-11-2013 15:55:50 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-15-2013 23:13:40 | More by nickfl
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oline73

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-28-2013 04:03:16 | More by oline73
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

ive rediscovered lately how much i love the baltic porter style, it really works for me, with a slightly lighter mouthfeel being a lager, and all the richness of flavor in the world. this is a good one from cigar city, aged in bourbon barrels. velvety radiant black in color, dark dark beer, with a rising oatmeal colored head than rests easy. the nose on this is a little subdued compared to the flavor. big dark barley of course, but there is some great raw cocoa notes too, like those rainforest chocolate bars, this has that semisweet similarity. not much bourbon barrel in the nose. the taste is classic, lots of barrel early on, not a ton of vanilla, but lots of oak and must. i am impressed by how clean the finish is for such a rich beer, its just instant, it cleans up after itself really well. i also like the chocolate flavor too, its not dominant, but it really works with the malt here. its so smooth going down, you would never know how strong it is. a standout from a night of great beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 02:20:29 | More by StonedTrippin
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.8%

09-22-2013 16:47:09 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-28-2013 13:47:11 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-08-2013 08:58:37 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-17-2014 21:02:14 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-19-2014 23:24:20 | More by yourefragile
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-03-2013 18:52:03 | More by InspectorBob
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to DocJ007 for sharing this one with a whole bunch of us. Drank right after the non BA version.

A - Pours deep dark brown with a small half finger tall khaki colored head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving light strings of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of dark roasted malt, dulled vanilla and chocolatey sweetness, light smokiness and only the faintest hint of bourbon. Right away I could tell this one wasn't right, I even re-read the description to make sure I read it right the first time. It has a really weird fruitiness and very little bourbon notes.

T - Taste is just like the nose. It starts off with the dark roasted malt and light sweetness and then things take a turn for the worse. There is a weird mix of smoke and light fruitiness that clashes with all of the other flavors. On top of that the bourbon is almost non existent, which is really eye raising. Finish is rather harsh with a bit of booze burn, combined with the thin feel it doesn't linger on the palate for very long.

M - Medium body with moderately low carbonation. The weird fruitiness combined with the thin, roasty feel is not helping things at all.

O - There was more than half the bottle left at the end of the night and nobody was rushing over to finish it. A bourbon barrel porter with no bourbon presence and a light fruitiness? I don't want to say this bottle was infected but it definitely wasn't right.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 03:26:44 | More by orangesol
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-29-2013 17:09:17 | More by duceswild
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-18-2013 07:05:04 | More by drewone
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mdaschaf

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

01-30-2014 00:32:37 | More by mdaschaf
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-06-2013 00:35:29 | More by Gonzoillini
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.79/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 received in trade a while back.. Shared tonight with the good fellas.. Pours a fairly thick dark brown, dark brown head rises up and dies back pretty quickly.. nose shows thick vanilla and barrel presence. Pretty odd spicy note makes me think of cinnamon that I know isn't really there.. Instead just a big clean dark malt bomb.. bourbon gets a little heavy as it warms up.

3.5/4/3.75/3.75/3.75

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 05:32:01 | More by JohnGalt1
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-27-2013 02:01:53 | More by zestar
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-22-2013 11:19:51 | More by TurdFurgison
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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-23-2013 21:12:28 | More by billab914
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Kalevipoeg At The Gates Of Hell from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.