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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4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle courtesy of fthomasl, big thanks for sharing this one! Pours near-black with a fine bubbled tan head. Not much retention and lace.

Nose has tons of fruit - blackberries and raspberries specifically. Slight sour twinge and salty olives...interesting.

Taste is pretty cool and unique; black licorice, blackberry juice and dusty cocoa powder. Light leafy hops finish long and slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is fuller than many a porter, fells more stout-ish. Pretty tasty, Id definitely like to have this one again.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at BX Beer Depot's CCB Tap Takeover - Aged for one year

An example of a mellow yet robust porter. Rich and decadent flavor with notes of dark fruit and coffee to finish. Velvety mouth feel and lingering finish. Really drinkable Baltic Porter... Another winner from CCB

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.4%

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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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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750mL bottle poured into a Kate the Great tulip glass. Served slightly chilled and allowed to warm over about an hour. Big thanks to cfrances33 for the bottle.

Appearance: Dark brown to black in color. Pours a really nice, one finger medium brown head that settles into a nice lacing. Does not look overly thick.

Aroma: Chocolate and dark fruits stand out upfront in the aroma. Not overly sweet though. Some bitter licorice and subtle vanilla tones. Some alcohol burn but overall pretty mellow.

Taste: Milk chocolate, plums and other dark fruits are the main components. There is some licorice, coffee, vanilla and caramel as well. Really nice balance of sweet and bitter. Really mellow for the ABV and for the style.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than expected in body with with a really nice, smooth and creamy texture. Lower than average carbonation for the style.

Overall, a really nice take on a baltic porter. THe bitter and sweet notes are nicely balanced and it offers plenty of complexity to stay interesting. Very smooth and easy to drink. If anything, it's biggest flaw is that it is solid throughout but doesn't really stand out in any way. Still a really nice porter I was glad to get to try.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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