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Dominion Baltic Porter - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dominion Baltic Porter is brewed to meet your need for warmth on a cold winter’s night. Hints of licorice, toffee & chocolate mingle with a touch of Rye giving our Porter a full-bodied taste. Raise your mug to those who were bold enough to brave the Baltic!

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

Cook82, Jul 12, 2014
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Liverocks, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

wrightst, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

KevMo84, Jun 07, 2014
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Latarnik, Jun 01, 2014
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PappyVans, May 28, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark chestnut; medium frothy tan head, medium lasting, little lacing

Smell: Faint smells of everything; roasted malts, dried fruit and some coffee

Taste: Sweet malts on the start; bitter roasted grains come in pretty quickly; finishes pretty sweet

Mouthfeel: fairly thin with zippy carbonation; finishes almost like a soda

Remarks: decent, but nothing overly special

IchLiebeBier, May 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

Noelito76, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

tclipse, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

zp6167a, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

IdrinkGas, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

buzzy, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

ShepardCommander, Jan 31, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Creamy tan head. Black with dark brown around the edges where light barely shines through

S - Strong licorice and chocolate

T - Hit chocolate and toffee upfront, followed by touches of rye and some malty sweetness with hints of caramel, ending with a hint of licorice. warming towards the end from the alcohol.

M - medium body, very smooth

O - Fantastic beer, perfect for a snowy winter day

Nate139, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Bolivian22, Jan 22, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, dated 10/25/13.rnrnquite dark, but not quite black. off-white head, decent retention. fairly muted mild aroma, just a bit of roasty bitter chocolate. taste is similar - smooth well balanced flavor, just mild cocoa, malt dominant. very nice mouthfeel, very smooth, fully bodied yet easy to drink. rnrnoverall - a nice winter seasonal brew.

jmdrpi, Jan 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

JamieDuncan, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Morey, Jan 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

foghornleghorn22, Jan 16, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- poured a deep brown with a nice ruby tint. Big creamy tan head has great retention and leaves some nice lacing

S- not much malt but some very strong earthy hops. A little metallic-y

T- not much depth of flavor, either. Reminiscent more of a brown ale or a lighter black lager than a Baltic porter.

M- thinner and lacking in the fullness expected from this style

O- not a bad beer but definitely not a Baltic Porter and much more of a lager (as the yeast used is lager) than the big robust porter I was expecting.

delta490, Jan 12, 2014
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2.89/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown color - it's pretty light for the style. The head is about a finger high with a khaki shade. It retains decently and leaves a nice ring of lacing on the glass.

S: This doesn't bring a significant amount of the notes I look for in the style, like chocolate or dark fruit. Rather, the fruit notes here are pretty light (light as in, closer to peaches than, say, raisins), the malts seem more akin to brown sugar or caramel (but there are chocolate notes) and the lager yeast is rather evident. As a Baltic porter, it's closer to a big dark lager than the lagered imperial stout most in the style are wont to become. Still, the aroma works fine enough.

T: It's not very chocolaty; rather, its initial caramel character is more akin to a bock. There's a slight hoppy touch on the finish resembling mint, or even tobacco. The lager 'bite' is also rather prevalent, and I swear there's a touch of cereal grain floating around. Every once in a while I get hints of chocolate and dark fruits - this is probably the highlight of the brew. Seems rather boozy for 6.8%, though.

M: The feel is surprisingly lush and full. This comes at the price of an overly heavy finish, so it's not 'chuggable' in that respect. Carbonation remains on the back burner, making it seem even more sweet.

O: Not my favorite interpretation of the style, but not terrible. As a BOCK, though, it's actually pretty killer. Since I'm not much of a bock fan, this one ends up being merely okay to my frazzled taste buds.

ThisWangsChung, Jan 08, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

thanks maddogg for tossing this my way many moons ago. bottling date is 10/22/12 so this one has some time on it.

a - brew pours a soft brown that settles black in the glass. thin off grey head that is gone as quick as it appeared spotty lacing and a head of bubbles can be rebuilt with a glass swirl, but leaves quickly with just a ring of bubbles clinging to the glass where the surface of the brew and glass meet.

s - nose is exactly as advertised...lager with german pilsner and some toasted malt. grainy. really a departure from the classic baltic porter with no char and only a hint of chocolate and roast. this is more toast than roast.

t - the baltic porter comes out in the flavor. not as lagery as the nose suggested, but still heavily influenced by lager. again, char is at a minimum and toasted crystalized caramel malts lead the way as opposed to chocolate roast and char that i'd normally expect.

m - easy drinker, but not very to style.

o - overall a nice beer, but for those looking for a baltic porter, you might be barking up the wrong tree with this one as it is heavily lager influenced...kind of what i would call a black lager.

cosmicevan, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

MisledTitan, Jan 04, 2014
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Dominion Baltic Porter from Old Dominion Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.