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Raven's Roost Baltic Porter - Parkway Brewing Co.

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Raven's Roost Baltic PorterRaven's Roost Baltic Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parkway Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 03-27-2013)
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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by williahd:
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williahd

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-21-2014 01:52:16 | More by williahd
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thufflife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-29-2014 16:36:03 | More by thufflife
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brocktune

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-20-2014 00:14:42 | More by brocktune
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gabrielsyme

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in a tulip pint glass.

Appearance: Midnight black with rich foam.

Smell: The aroma is of roasted malt with something like raisins. Very pleasant.

Taste: The first sip is slightly bitter then mellowing out to toasted dark bread. Nothing particularly stands out, maybe some underlying cocoa bittersweetness, but it is still interesting throughout.

Mouthfeel: Rich and creamy, with the right amount of body and carbonation.

Overall: This is my first beer from Parkway Brewing and it was highly enjoyable. It's a strong porter that delivers on flavor but isn't too heavy for a summer evening. I'm looking forward to trying more of this brewery's offerings and maybe traveling down the Blue Ridge to visit.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 01:04:21 | More by gabrielsyme
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randomjazzr

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-10-2014 00:03:04 | More by randomjazzr
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-27-2014 20:52:08 | More by sammyg832
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kosstamojan

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-27-2014 18:40:50 | More by kosstamojan
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost black body with one finger head and minor lace. Aroma is chocolate, almost chocolate covered cherries as well (hints of dark fruit) along with figs and caramel and not much of a roasted or dry malt presence. Medium to full body that is slightly sticky at times and mostly sweet with chocolate being a prevalent flavor, some toffee, caramel, figs, little bit of milk sweetness (gives off a buttery edge) and there are some dark fruit and roasted flavors but they are minimal. Nice, enjoyable, easy beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 15:01:50 | More by clayrock81
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-14-2014 17:55:50 | More by BeastLU
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-29-2014 14:09:47 | More by Kmlund
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IPAaron

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2014 01:56:35 | More by IPAaron
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-19-2014 16:06:39 | More by Davepoolesque
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-29-2014 19:26:23 | More by atrocity
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to dsigmon for sending this my way via trade.

A- dark rustic brown. Little head strength, but formidable looking. Light ring around the edge.

S- Coffee, toffee, musk, damp wood, and a dirty earthy note. It smells better than it sounds.

T- lots of sweet chocolate, caramel and coffee goodness. Blends really well to create a smooth flow of roasted malts and outstanding nuttiness.

M- Solid. Low carbonation, slight creamy aspects, mid body.

O- Exceptional flavor. unconventional yet enticing nose, and a solid feel. This is an under the radar porter that more people need to experience.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 03:50:40 | More by Bosoxfan20
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer poured a nice dark brown, tending toward black, but some ruby sneaks through a well lit edge. The smell was slightly smokey, but with some berry or cherry undertones. Strength wasn't there, but I think the scent hit the style fine.

Taste followed the smell, a little smokey, little woody is the predominant taste. The bitterness comes to the sides of the tongue like burnt coffee (I hate to say it, but because it's not the only taste, this "isn't a bad thing"). There is a certain fruitiness to the end taste that lays on top of the roasted finish that I can't quite place - kiwi maybe?? The combined taste does make me think rhubarb, however.

An enjoyable offering that I will grab again from this brewer.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 01:03:31 | More by cjgiant
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.1%

03-10-2014 04:17:33 | More by Dave_Treat
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Friend sent this one over for a try, he is a fan of this beer. Good looking beer but not as thick or rich looking as you expect out of a porter. Smell is about the same, good but not great. Taste is very nice compared to look and smell. Would have guessed about 5.5 ABV and was actually 7.1 so a few bonus points there. Pretty good Porter that I would gladly drink again.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 02:43:14 | More by JamieDuncan
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-15-2014 02:24:40 | More by Kegatron
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.08/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Poured very dark ruby color.... almost black. Nice fingers worth of tan colored head that settles to a thin ring with very little lacing.

S: I'm getting a mix of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and licorice.

T: Taste follows the smell.. Equal amounts of coffee and chocolate with a touch of raisins and licorice at the end. Aftertaste has a little burnt malt in it.

M: Mid bodied.... A little thinner than I was expecting.

O: Overall a pretty drinkable porter... A little thinner that I like for the style. The ABV is pretty nice and leaves you with a nice warm feeling.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 00:18:17 | More by mralphabet
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bcgill

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-05-2014 00:15:42 | More by bcgill
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-01-2014 17:17:47 | More by cfinch2
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-31-2014 04:48:28 | More by ShepardCommander
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very nice take on a baltic porter. Carries that kind of berry twang to it that seems typical for the style. I'd pick it out immediately in any beer that had it. Smooth and consistent. Somewhat robust tone, but not over the top. A pleasant drinker. Glad to have a chance to try it. Highly suggested for a style that few even touch, let alone do well (like this one does).

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 05:39:55 | More by RblWthACoz
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mntlover

Tennessee

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark deep red showing through when held to the light. Thumb sized light tan head falls slow leaves some lace down my glass.

Aroma is chocolate notes as soon as pouring, fades to dark fruits, some light roasted notes. Nice aroma bot huge but pleasant.

Taste the same as the nose nice chocolate notes up front stronger then the nose.Some roasted notes dark fruits, even almost lactose like sweetness even though it shouldn't. Finish is linger dark fruits and chocolate like sweetness.

Mouthfeel is a big medium the carbonation level is not peppy but seems to lighten the feel some what.

Overall nice beer not quite as big as some Baltic Porters but flavorful and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 22:59:24 | More by mntlover
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ChadA83

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-16-2014 06:10:44 | More by ChadA83
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Raven's Roost Baltic Porter from Parkway Brewing Co.
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