Danzig Baltic Porter | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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3.92/5
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165 Ratings
Danzig Baltic PorterDanzig Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
dbbrewingcompany.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Baltic-style porter that blends a strong English porter with a Germanic lager approach, fairly robust – this strong black lager has notes of chocolate and coffee with hints of caramelized sugar. Black, Roast, Chocolate.

Our Trail Blazers stray from the beaten path into a world of robust and daring beers featuring bigger, bolder flavors for fueling your spirit of adventure.

Imagine yourself stepping out of the pilot house onto the pitching deck of a merchant ship plunging through the frigid Baltic Sea night. Squinting against the grey black horizon you spy in the distance the odd sparkle and glimmer; the far away lights of the Baltic port of Danzig are bidding you welcome. Tonight you will feast on dark rye bread and smoked pork sausage, all washed down by the famous strong black lager of the region, the Baltic-style Porter.

Added by on 09-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,304
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
165
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
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8
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Photo of DrDemento456
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - deep dark black almost imperial stout like with a rocking full inch mocha foam.
S - good chocolate and roasted malts doesn't smell too sweet. Mild smoke
T - very strange but smooth German lager flavor mixed with smooth semi sweet chocolate and mild coffee roasts. Mild sugary finish
M - very smooth creamy light to medium body.
Great beer got this for 5 bucks a pour and I was impressed.

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Photo of DBbeer_Lauren
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma was roasted malt,smoke and char,coffee beans and chocolate.. taste was very similar,very mild sweetness, taste became smooth and complex as it warmed. Overall it was an excellent porter

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Photo of ibanez2k
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dillinger
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilHeinricke
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh Man

Way back before the craft brew craze, there was a restaurant that had a microbrewery. You could get growlers, and one of the things that they did exceptionally well was dark beer. I used to get growlers of dark beer and get stoned to the bejesus. Since the craft brew wave recently, a lot of places have been producing IPAs and whatever. Not a whole lot of places put an effort into making a great dark beer. This is a reminder of those old days.

It pours out a thick, rich black color with hardly any head almost like cough syrup. It's got a decent smell with a hint of coffee, and the taste just brings me back to those old days. It's a thick liquid. It's not light beer. I don't know. It's just a wonderfully smelling tasting beverage.

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Photo of Vylo
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gavage
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark brown in color with a 1" head that slowly falls.

Smell: light chocolate and coffee aroma.

Taste: roasted malts, dark chocolate, mild coffee, some prunes, and a mellow bitterness. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a decent baltic porter. Expected a bit more malt profile, but flavors came through here.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftyMike
4.91/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MJ64
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really solid Baltic Porter. I haven't had much from Devil's Backbone since the buyout but am happy to have picked up this beer as part of a mix-6 selection.

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Why aren't there more Baltic Porters out there?...like-ing this one.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE: January 18, 2018... OCCASION: enjoying Will and Grace after a good day... GLASSWARE: Victory Hop Devil nonick... pours a midnight black body with a staunch, two-finger brown head that looks creamy and ... heavy peat bog starts the aroma, with toasted malts and earthy vegetable... nothing really stands out as catching... sips swiftly, easily and without debate--smooth and creamy.... a hardened finish leaves a brackish, thick, lingering mouthfeel.... wish this had more impact or texture, but it reads rather straight-forward and thin... light chocolate, large vegetable, some peat, and toasted malts... an apologetic Baltic, if there is such a thing... sweet, comforting as a winter companion, and definitely worth the $7.99 grunt price tag at Liquor Factory... still, the ABV is disguised well enough to encourage a rapid succession of sips... more than the sum of its parts, but not one that needs to be sought out...a nice picture of the style...

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buzzy
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This beefy little beast pours a deep
brownish black with a nice head of light tan foam that settles to a thick ring,
thin layer, and shows some nice light lacing. Nose of bakers chocolate, light char,
coffee, and deeply roasted malts. Flavors hit the right chord with coffee and
dark chocolate touched with char and brown sugar notes. Excellent mouth feel;
medium full body, medium carbonation, and a rich roasted finish that is balanced
with a bitter coffee and chocolate note....balanced at least to a stout drinker that
is.

Overall, a solid brew that will make you cry MOTHER!

Eerie Von, Glen, Chuck----cheers!

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Photo of Segelstrom
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

weak on flavor for a porter but very drinkable

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Photo of mdfb79
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ledouge
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours solid black with a little over a finger of light brown head, which fades rapidly to leave the tiniest bit of lacing. Smell is coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is a little smoke, dark chocolate, hint of dark fruit, and a dark roast coffee. Medium body, smoke flavor lingers a bit after the finish. Overall, fairly solid but a little thin in the body.

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Danzig Baltic Porter from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 165 ratings