Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique | Les Trois Mousquetaires

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4.26/5
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465 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:
#933
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
465
pDev:
8.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
96
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 465 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of goalie35
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

2013 edition, on tap at back country pizza. if this isnt barrel aged, wow, if it is, still wow, its fantastic! have not had enough beer from these guys, the price points are really off putting, but the beers are such turn ons. thick and shiny this one, viscous enough, big looking, dark but not impenetrable to light, a little red glow exists in bright light around the edges of the globe. it smells and tastes like it saw some time in bourbon barrels, sweet and vanilla forward, it really seems like it, and the smooth feel attests, although im not positive it is. the coffee aspect is there too, but more on the front end than the back end, unconventional but fitting. there are caramels and buttery notes on purpose in the middle, a counterpoint to the roasted barley profile thats trying to be dry and bitter. full bodied to say the least, sweet all the way though, swear i taste whiskey, but i also get raisin cake and almonds, so who knows. awesome brew, lager yeasts asserts itself right in the very last instant. before that, hard to tell its lagered. rock star quality, but id like to try more of their beer. this has my interest, and the gose was excellent as well. i need more please!

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Photo of taxes
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A. depending on the depth of beer left in the glass and on the lighting: from pitch black in the body to dark caramel but going through a reddish brown phase in the middle.

S. weak nose. sweet, malty, hints of alcohol.

T. sweet, hints of burnt malts, of chocolate. light hops in the finish, touches of bitterness. black cherries

M. liquorous. good heat from the alcohol.

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Photo of Team_TMM
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice black colour, great taste. I wish it had been a bit heavier, maybe a bit stronger cocoa but overall very solid brew.

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Photo of AMZB
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Grogsky
2.84/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Very bold taste. Strong for a porter. Definite notes of black cherry, chocolate, and coffee. Not for those just starting to try porters or stouts.

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Photo of jdb925
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cycle69
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Caramere
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Porter ever, ticks all the boxes, sets the standard for all others to compete with. A stunning beer to be sipped as slowly as possible.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatChar
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D_Min
3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beervana
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allstar255
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssgunbond
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcubz
4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Amazingly rich with a hint of alcohol. Very good on a cold day

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of parris
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a 2011.

Super dark brown color, no carbonation.

Smells nasty, like vinegar and mushrooms. Not a huge deal, flavor is worth it.

Tastes amazing. Starts off vanilla cherry, then tobacco, then a little vinegar, ends with dry dark chocolate. This was one of my more successful cellar attempts.

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Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 465 ratings
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