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Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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462 Ratings
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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:
#931
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
462
pDev:
8.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
95
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 462 |  Reviews: 167
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

Photo of Beersnake1
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours jet black with good carbonation. Nose is black currant, cherries, raisins, toasted malts. Taste follows the nose. A quick burst of sweet dark fruit and chocolate. Now getting raspberry, black currant, blackberries, licorice, and vanilla. A very slight bitterness on the back end - like a really dark chocolate. This is incredibly well balanced and smooth. I would easily call this the best I have had of this style. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Absolutely fantastic and highly recommended.

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Photo of Abbott
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Style is too sweet for my taste but clearly a great one for the style. Intense and no booze - impressive

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Photo of SadMachine
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Quite sweet. Very smooth. On tap at St Augustine's, Vancouver, BC.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One year old bottle.
Very round beer. A lot on the dark chocolate, the coffee, the dark berries and some phenolic notes, the mouthfeel is thick. The roasted side of the beer is balanced by the estery notes

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Photo of tbryan5
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours perfectly black with one finger of mocha head that leaves a thick sheet of dripping lace as it recedes.

Smells of dark chocolate, black cherry, raisins, dry red wine, leather, coffee grounds, tobacco and rich earthy hops.

Tastes of chocolate covered cherries, sultana raisins rolled in brown sugar, creamed coffee, soft red wine, smoky ash and more soft earth.

Feels big and rich. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes sweet.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. A massive, insanely rich beer.

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Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle. Sampled on February 18, 2017.

Jet black pour under a long lasting silky tan head. Lacing.

The aroma is sweet roasted dark malts, rich caramel, char, cream or milk, plum, and a low hop profile. No alcohol given its 10% ABV.

The body is bold, smooth, warming, and full.

The taste is dark and roasted, boisterous in its sweetness, slightly burnt, earthy, and no booze to speak of. The bitterness is mild and tolerable at the end. This is a dynamite Baltic Porter. Oh Canada!

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.42/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of tyronegangsta
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of jagada
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -chii-
2.73/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mattmarka1
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Jan-7-2016 (consumed Dec. 16th)


A:
Pours a ruby-tinged pitch black with ample creamy mocha head. Settles to an active film leaving wavy lacing behind, relatively easy to rouse. (4.25)

S:
Fruity old leather and rusty buckles, toasted nuttiness and some coffee-like roast character. (4.25)

T:
Smooth dark fruit sweetness with an underlying creamy roast malt support that never quite takes center stage, some coffee flavor, tobacco, but mainly bold earthy berries on a grill. (4.25)

M:
Smooth, sweet, weak carbonation, medium plus body, well-hidden alcohol. (4)

O:
I'm surprised I've never reviewed this one. I have had it a few times and it is definitely a solid beer.
It looks nice enough with a nice fluffy head. The aroma and flavor are both like blackberry-infused mocha coffee. It is a little too sweet for my personal tastes but is a good interpretation of the style and an excellent beer all around.
A true québécois classic. (4.25)

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