Mash Baltic Porter | Mash Brewing

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Mash Brewing

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brendan13 on 11-05-2009

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3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Local Taphouse on one of the hottest days of the year. Am I insane?

Pours a dark, dark brown with slight jaffa-orange tinge up to the light, mocha cream head that is nice and densely foamy but sinks quite quickly, leaving a modest crown behind. Lacing is nice and thick.

Nose is a nice rich, dark affair - lots of pleasantly dark chocolate, with some espresso notes and some spicy notes of aniseed. Almost has a bit of an ouzo character lingering behind thanks as well to a slight alcohol fragrance. But yeah, rich and chocolatey overall.

Taste is quite spicy and dark, a lot of licorice on there and a petroleum robustness to it. Has a sour flavour reminiscent of cooked asparagus, a fair espresso character and some bitter cocoa. Overall a bit lacking - actually a bit watery for the most part of the mid-palate. Palate resides mostly on the back, while finish is a bit light, with a whisper of burntness and a slight sour espresso flavour. Decent, but a bit underwhelming for a Baltic.

Mouthfeel is fairly slick, kind of watery in the mouth but a thicker, richer texture going down the throat.

Certainly drinkable - alcohol is well hidden and flavour is nice. The lack of robustness is a bit disappointing for the style but certainly doesn't harm its quaffability.

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Photo of brendan13
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a black black with a 3cm dense light brown head that hangs around for a long time.
Lots of lacing is left down the glass.
S - Strong chocolate and dark fruit aromas dominate.
T - Chocolate and dark fruit also coming through in the taste as well as some roasted, almost burnt coffee flavour.
M - Medium to full bodied with a medium carbonation.
A - A nice beer. Not something I could drink heaps of but I'd recommend trying it.

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Mash Baltic Porter from Mash Brewing
3.86 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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