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Dominion Baltic Porter - Old Dominion Brewing Company

Dominion Baltic PorterDominion Baltic Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%


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!

(Beer added by: VaTechHopHead on 11-15-2008)
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Ratings: 186 | Reviews: 103 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tanousa:
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tanousa

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice tan color , thin head that dissapears fast, still leaves a nie lacing to enjoy

S- deep roasted coffee and malts , hints of chocolate and molasses.

T- Again , molasses, chocolate and dark fruits to taste in this awesome porter.

M- Nice body, midium carbonation , nicely done.

D- Rich, beautiful beer, really enjoyed and was ready for more...I need to get a six pack of this gem!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 03:16:36 | More by tanousa
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tclipse

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-12-2014 21:22:44 | More by tclipse
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-31-2014 04:47:23 | More by ShepardCommander
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Nate139

Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 06:42:28 | More by Nate139
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Bolivian22

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-22-2014 16:12:36 | More by Bolivian22
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 04:07:28 | More by jmdrpi
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-19-2014 16:26:42 | More by JamieDuncan
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-16-2014 21:39:48 | More by Morey
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-16-2014 00:22:39 | More by foghornleghorn22
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delta490

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 20:09:11 | More by delta490
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.89/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 23:34:10 | More by ThisWangsChung
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cosmicevan

New York

3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Dominion Baltic Porter from Old Dominion Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.