Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter | Cigar City Brewing

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176 Ratings
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Immortale25
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light brown head that doesn't retain well before it drops to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and sparse surface foam. Sticky specs of lacing.

S- Very sweet with a chocolate sensibility and some coffee in the back. Almost floral. Also notes of caramel and toffee.

T- Roast, more caramel and a slight bitterness however, the sweetness is the main player. The booze is toned down considerably but still makes itself known. Quite forward for a porter (even of the Baltic variety) but still restrained enough to remain drinkable.

M- Heavy-ish but doesn't cross over into stout territory. Medium-low carbonation.

O- Nothing extraordinary for CCB's 5000th batch, but certainly not something to pass up.

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3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep, deep brown with great carbonation leaving a big brown frothy cap and a nice amount of lacing

S: Rather letdown. Some chocolate and grains but thats about it.

T: Deep bitter cocoa blended with roasted malt is intial. A milk chocolate comes out with a light dash of heat middle to finish but a very, very light coffee note. A bit grain flavors remain throughout almost with a very light funk as well. Finish is stinging a bit dry with a light aftertaste. Overall smooth and tasty.

M: Pretty big body, well carbonated

O: A good representation of the style!

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Photo of Vec2267
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - black with a tan head that quickly retreats to a small edge around the rim of the glass and then nothing, some lacing

S - roasted grains dominate, some peat/smoke

T - mirrors the nose, roast malts, peat/smoke, bitter chocolate, a rather acidic bite balances the sweet, alcohol in the background

M - very lush and rich

O - a very big powerful beer, pretty much the norm for CCB, more chocolate notes than coffee

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a tan fizzy head. Low retention and spotty lacing. 

Nice nose and a little different in my opinion. Underlying dark fruit with a touch of earthy smokiness. 

Nice flavor. Nice earthy tones. Not too sweet by any means like the style can be sometimes and others have reviewed. In fact I don't think it's sweet at all. Very well balanced with a bit of dark fruit rind giving it more of an earthy natural flavor as opposed to a sweet fruit flavor. 

Mouthfeel is around medium bodied and has medium carbonation. 
 
Overall it's a very nice beer and cool representation of the style. Great natural and original flavor that really separates itself apart from others in the style. A must try. 

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4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown with no head at all

S-smells like a true baltic porter. dark roasted grains. no artificial flavors. smells strong

T-comes in with a very bold and robust taste of dark roasted malts. the tastes are very clean and strong. the flavors are so organic and natural. its not very complex, i like it.

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-this is a classic baltic porter. this could've been mistaken for an original. its so tasty too, and extremely drinkable for the higher abv. there's nothing negative here. i want more!

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3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at CCB.

A - Pours black, tan head, thin collar, spotty lace.

S - Big sweetness, dark fruits, light roast. A bit too sweet for me, even for a Baltic Porter. Would have preferred a little more dark chocolate and roast.

T - Big dark fruit, booze, light roast, light chocolate, some char. Again, lots of sweetness and light notes of chocolate and roast. Too sweet for me to enjoy much of, but not too bad. Finish is sweet dark fruits and cream.

M - Medium, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - Not my favorite Baltic Porter, too much sweetness and the booze comes through big for 9%. That said, it's not bad but maybe just above average. Many others in this style I'd rather have.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I let this sit for 45 minutes before doing anything at all with it.

A liquid the color of tar with a ring of espresso colored foam. No light getting in here. No lace being left behind.
Smell is roasted malt, coffee, cardboard, dry erase marker(?) and a light molasses note.
Taste is rich with malt, whiskey, raisins, brown sugar, wheat and soy sauce. Really well balanced.
Exceedingly smooth and rich. Full bodied, very light effervescence. A faint note of baking chocolate shows in the aftertaste. ABV is completely unnoticed. A serious sipping beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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