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Dominion Baltic Porter - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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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!

(Beer added by: VaTechHopHead on 11-15-2008)
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Immortale25, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

bobbyc3, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

JeffTheJuice, Dec 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

ygtbsm94, Dec 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

tdatt43, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

wiscokid920, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

DonRayJax, Dec 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Quafftastic, Dec 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

deansellers, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

RyanAU, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

vtn, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

SLOTerp, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 10/22/12:

Pours very dark brown - almost black - with a tan head that becomes a swirling patch. Thin sheet of lacing sticks to the glass.

The smell is of licorice, chocolate, caramel/toffee with a hint of mint.

The taste is pretty complex - especially for a lager - Chocolate, some licorice and toffee mix with a hint of mint and a hint of earthy hops. Malty and sweet-ish, but not too sweet. A touch of roast comes in in the finish. There is a hint of late alcoholic warmth in the aftertaste.

It has a smooth lager flow to the mouthfeel. A big beer but very drinkable.

Complex for a lager, this is easy to drink. It was made for winter, and fits that season well, but good all-year-round. It held up very well for a 10-month-old beer. This was enjoyable. I will look out for it this winter!

jwc215, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

ROGUE16, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Jason1337, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

mpalestino, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a near black with only a hint of clear, dark brown light at the edges of the glass. Has an attractive cappuccino-coloured head, albeit with less retention or lacing than expected, and a pleasantly creamy mouthfeel.

The aroma is astringent, but improves as it warms. Am finally getting some cocoa and coffee tones with fewer barrel tannins than I'd expected, which is my own personal preference. Well balanced taste has a variety of roasted dark malts, with a pleasing bitterness to the finish.

All in all, a very pleasant surprise.

hopsolutely, Aug 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. thanks mike67. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma and Taste is of roasted caramel malt, some cacao notes and mild dark fruit and mild bitterness. Palate is medium body with moderate carbonation. The finish is mildly sweet roasted caramel, some cacao and a touch of dark fruit on the end with some bitterness for balance. Overall a good drinking brew.

Samp01, Jul 10, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown. Almost black, but can tell its clear and see red/brown hues when held up to the light. Creamy beige head.

S: Nice roast and chocolate scents, but it's a bit faint.

T: Decent roasted malts, but reminds me a bit of a brown ale more so than a baltic porter. It's too thin in flavor.

M: Again, on the light/watery side.

Overall: On its way to a delicious beer, but could use another kick of dark malts to really grab the attention.

HuaJiao, Jul 09, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - Bottling Date: 10/20/12, just now drinking on 6/28/13. Purchased at WHOLE Foods in Craft assortment pack.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with medium, foamy, beige head that fades fast and laces very little. (but it's 8 months old). Into a leffe chalice.

Smell: Minimal, want more aroma because what's there is very good. Will let it warm.
Smoky roasty malts, some licorice, coffee, dark fruits, and bit of chocolate... Want more power.

Taste: Rich, abundant, dark maltiness with dual notes of bitter roast balanced by tastes of licorice, espresso, and chocolate background sweetness. It's roasted bitter over background of sweet.
Spicy, nice tingle of bitterness. and as it warms, it rounds out with sweetness, roastiness, and dark fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-body & carbonation. A smooth mouthfeel. Nice finish. First rate.

Overall: Love the style. These guys honor it. Would definitely drink again.

Act25, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

dmorgan310, Jun 30, 2013
Dominion Baltic Porter from Old Dominion Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.