Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter | Cigar City Brewing

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Kalevipoeg Baltic PorterKalevipoeg Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by djmichaelk on 02-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice beer, rather a pseudo-baltic porter had on tap at CC Tasting Room. A bitter rather than a sour finish which I liked though departing from baltics. Black with a small amount of lace.Chocolate and Spicy. Big chocolate spicy bite at the end. So more American porter.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Slatetank
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml shared with Kasey enjoyed from a nonic chilled..

The color is practically black with translucent clarity and dark cherry accent with crema type head with light creamy brown appearance and thick lace. The smell is chocolate malt with moderately sweet odor and mild raisin and gentle woody note with fruity esters from the yeast and mild caramel accent. The feel is chewy and lightly creamy with moderate carbonation and light bitterness with mild alcohol and mostly dry feel.

The flavor is nice and toasty with some mild pine tinges and a light caramel smooth malt flavor and hints of dark chocolate with a subtle raisiny yeast and mild spice from the hops with a flavor of alcohol in the finish which adds warmth and mild hint of dark coffee in the finish with a dark brown sugar taste in the residual taste. Overall I was overjoyed with this, thanks Adam for sharing such a good beer and bringing it from FL for me.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 06/08/12 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC the day after their Cigar City/FB event.

a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, sweet cocoa, molasses, light fruity. Ton of chocolate which I love, and quite sweet, but not too much.

t - Tastes of sweet chocolate, cream, light vanilla, dark fruits, roasted malts, and toasted malts. Not quite as chocolate heavy as the nose, but some nice vanilla here. Very nice.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy. A little alcohol but nice body.

o - Overall a very nice baltic porter. I loved the nose as it was sweet and chocolate heavy. Would love to have it again.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite dark brown in color, nearly black, with a tan head. Heavy on the licorice and burnt sugar notes with plenty of roasted malt, coffee, and dark fruit. There is a light alcohol note along with some molasses sweetness. The flavor is decently sweet with molasses, burnt sugar, toffee, and some licorice. A bit of prune and raisin fruitiness and light alcohol heat on the finish.

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Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Black body with a huge mocha head. Settles to a thick layer of foam. Nice.

Smell - Very different than I imagined. Fruity. Alcoholic. Sweet. Like a brandy-soaked cake. Coffee malts behind it.

Taste - Far more intense with the dark malts. Very chocolatey. The fruitiness comes through in the finish and then the flavor drops off quickly.

Mouthfeel - Thick at first, but has a very clean finish. Well carbonated.

Overall - Rich and tasty. Well made. The drop off in flavor at the end is just a function of the style, I guess.

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Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of stakem
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I snagged a couple of these 750's from the cigar city tasting room fridge while I was there the week of the 4th of July. Poured into a matching CCB snifter, the brew appears a very dark brown with clarity around the edges and ruby through the middle. A tan head quickly fades leaving stringy lace sticking to the glass.

The aroma is roasty and raisony upfront with a touch of citrus hops across the backend. Some chocolate and solvent tinges of alcohol makes itself known as the brew warms up. This isnt a deeply complex smelling brew like others in the style but it smells clean and enjoyable.

The taste is bitter and roasty with licorice upfront. A plethora of dark maltiness provides flavors of molassess, coffee and fruity deep tinges of prune/raisiny alcohol esters. Some warming alcohol rounds things out before earthy notes comes out as it warms in the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. I hesitate calling this crisp considering how big and malty it is but it does have a clean snap to its finish. Fairly easy drinking with the alcohol well integrated with the expected flavors well balanced and blended. For a salute to 1,000 brews I admire the restraint in not making something crazy. This is a solid interpretation of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter from Cigar City Brewing
4.03 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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