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:
#959
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
469
pDev:
8.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
94
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 469 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of FBGordon
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a room temperature tulip.

A: Pours a rich dark chocolate with a thick tan head that maintains well and laces perfectly throughout.

S: Some smokey, hoppy notes initially. As it warms up some chocolate, coffee and vanilla come through.

T: Bittersweet chocolate, coffee, some light, pleasant smoke come through along with a touch of hop bitterness. A great collection of flavors resounding nicely off of one another. The chocolate settles nicely on the palate.

M: A great body for a porter, she's rich and round with lots of smoothness and a tight carbonation that dances on the tongue. The alcohol is ever so slightly warming.

O: A truly great porter, this one has all the elements you wish all Baltics had. The symphony of flavors and full, smooth mouthfeel makes it a genuinely pleasure to drink, while the makes it a beer you have to respect, if not indulge in. This one will be a staple in my collection going forward.

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

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of mademers
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

750 mL bottle. Black body. Smell is interesting. Chocolate. Nutty malts. Almost like a meaty aroma. Taste is much sweeter than expected. Chocolate is nutty with some dark fruit. Has a bit of a meaty taste, also. Not really thrilled with it. Heavy. Struggling through this a little. Really was expecting more.

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Photo of Prost76
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DanGeo
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papposilenus
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle corked-and-caged, dated 09/10/15. Served at about 55°F in a tulip.

Appearance:
Pours black with gold and plum highlights. What starts out as an epic loose tan head disappears instantly when you look away leaving only the slightest furtive ring of foam and minimal lacing.

Nose:
Brown sugar and dried fruits, apricot, plum, vanilla, and freshly ground coffee perking downstairs when you're trying to sleep in on a Sunday morning.

Taste:
Starts sweet, toasted malts with vanilla toffee and flowers. The middle is all about roasted cocoa nibs and coffee grinds, dates, plums and dried apricot. Wraps up quickly with very mild bitterness, peat, burnt string and an elusive cognac booziness.

Feel:
Sweet and sticky but never quite crosses the line into actually being syrupy. Low-to-moderately-low carbonation, medium body, not creamy but nonetheless smooth-drinking.

Overall:
This is an intense experience, bursting with flavorful boozy goodness. The abv is well hidden but it never altogether let's you forget it's there. Truthfully, this doesn't strike me as being even remotely porter-like so I don't know how to go about rating it to style.
An eminently tasty adult beverage.

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

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. This isn't one that tries to hide the alcohol. It punches you right in the face. Great boozy, cherry taste. May never get it again, got the last bottle in town and the taxes may keep the next batch from ever arriving. Worth every penny. A very tasty treat, perfect bottle with every last piece of info you could ever want, aged nicely. Great beer. Get it if you can, because, it turns out, it could be gone.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

It's a beautiful bottle with all the information that we'd want on there and more. It has the bottled on date, serve temp, IBU's, ABV, glassware, ingredients and food pairings.

The nose is slight bourbon to a lovely little punch of Brandy. Dark fruit elements there, chocolate, some coffee.

Taste is wonderful, coffee, chocolate, cherry, brandy, hint of bourbon, vanilla sweetness.

Really enjoyed this 2014 bottle

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

Photo of valianes
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1KEVIN1
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ksimons
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-almost black in color with no highlights and a thick layer of tan head that disappears to leave some lacing around the edges.

S-roasted malt, dark fruit sweetness and chocolate, with a bit of char

T-taste of dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malt and a light smokiness

M-medium body, smooth, light to moderate carbonation, and a dry finish

Overall very drinkable and tasty Baltic Porter with well hidden alcohol

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Photo of KevinSP
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RandyBoBandy
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique from Les Trois Mousquetaires
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 469 ratings