Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada
lestroismousquetaires.ca

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Robust dark lager inspired by Porters from around the Baltic Sea region. This beer is luxuriously round with a mild bitterness. The malts contribute flavors of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. The use of cherry-wood smoked malt provides a subtle hint of smoke.

Added by mikesgroove on 12-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,433
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
479
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
95
Trade:
4
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Photo of SABERG
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a cage and cork 750 ml bottle into the test glass
A - Basalt backdrop hides gentle carbonation. The evidence is a thin ring that binds them all.
S - Sweet brown sugar, molasses, toffee, earthy root stock, Maple sugar pie (yes I have made it) cigar tobacco and dark fruit.
T - Roast malts, dark cherry, black raspberry, light brown sugar, plum reduced with black pepper. Wonderful in every aspect.
M - Medium in body, sweet start, lager yeast cleans things up a bit. linger is dark fruit with a luxurious linger of port.
O - Amazing offering, with layer on layer of aromatics and textures. worth every effort to find

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Photo of superspak
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from TheDoctor. 750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 7/31/2018. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, date, nuts, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, licorice, wood smoke, leather, tobacco, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Amazing complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready/light smoked malt, and light earthy hop notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, date, nuts, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, licorice, wood smoke, leather, tobacco, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Mild roast/char, and herbal/grassy/spicy hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, dark fruit, cherry, molasses, licorice, light smoke/char, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/light smoked malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no yeasty notes. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is amazing. Slight sticky hops, and chalky char/roast. Minimal warming alcohol for 10%. Overall this is an insane Baltic porter! All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready/light smoked malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. This is the smoothest and best Baltic porter I've ever had. Even better than the Brandy/Bourbon variation. Amazingly rich/fruity malt complexity; with restrained cherry smoked malt, and mild earthy hops against sweetness. A highly amazing offering, and world class style example.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMW66
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stauffman
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giggy
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BobbyOlson
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftaholic
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brandy forward, green olives, bourbon, pecan, dates.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of josanguapo
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

From Cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Playing Oceanhorn, the watchibg Event Horizon. Sticky, with lots of chocolate and some bitterness. The abv is noticeable but well integrated. 75cl its too much for a single person

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Photo of Poljazz22
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great version of a Baltic Porter.
Pours opaque black with a medium beige head. Some lacing and a persistent ring.
Some sugar on initial taste with added cherry or dark fruits.
Very well made Baltic porter.
Not overly sweet and with complex mix of sweetness and dark malts.
Overtones of dark chocolate and toasted malts.
Just a bit of bitterness with some non aggressive carbonation.
The alcohol is well hidden. Enough complexity to keep your taste buds going!

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ikidunot
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of g00ey
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mousel
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stoutmeister
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corson
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eberesford
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with. 1cm creamy parchment coloured had that falls to a frothy film and ring that leaves good lacing. Aroma: leather, sour cherry, toast. Flavour: Prunes, Chocolate, dark cherries, raisins. Despite the high ABV the alchohol warmth is minimal. Full flavoured, creamy but not too heavy. This is an extraordinarily fine beer.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer, and spot on for style, the bottle I have to review is a bit young, but still excellent.

Pours deep black with a deep red tint and mocha head.

Smells of Cherry, raisin, hints of chocolate.

The nose translate well to the taste with nice malt roundness and a touch of heat from the ABV.

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Photo of Angerhaus
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.94/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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