Riprap Baltic Porter | Barrier Brewing Company

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3.95/5
Very Good
40 Ratings
Riprap Baltic PorterRiprap Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States
barrierbrewing.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by greybeardloon on 07-08-2011

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Ranking:
#12,303
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
40
pDev:
9.87%
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BltByKrmn
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-34-85
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmann
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a chocolate brown color with a creamy mocha head. Settles into a light cap with no lacing.

The aroma is of smoke and chocolate. Nice noticeable smoke hits right away, not overpowering. The chocolate is subtle, a bit powdery.

The taste is smokey. Again not overpowering. Woody with campfire notes. The base malt provides toasted pumpernickel, caramel and some metallic notes. Any chocolate or coffee is subtle.

The feel is full, smooth and creamy. Lactose sweetness with light earthy bitterness in the finish.

I really like this as a smokey porter. Great base beer and smoke. If they intended to have chocolate and coffee notes, they may have missed a little as it is hard to detect over the smoke. Regardless very good porter.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Typical imperial/Baltic porter pour - not quite opaque, but close... Kicked up a huge dark foam head but trailed nothing down the glass. Aromas of smoky charred dark malt suggested espresso, wet wood, and hints of bittersweet chocolate. Felt a little thin at first, but as it warmed I appreciated the body more. Nice earthy malt roast profile - little molasses-like sweetness around the edges, but a fairly balanced beer between the bitter and sweet. Got some dark fruit impressions on the tongue, too. Bit of stickiness in the corners of the mouth on the finish, nice lingering flavor... At first I was a little skeptical, not being a big porter guy, including the imperial/Baltic versions (I'd rather an imperial stout for the most part, meaning, thicker, bigger, bolder), but this actually mellowed really nicely and is one of the porters I enjoyed most.

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Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle, I cant find any dating info...

Pours dark brown dark mocha head, minial lacing left behind.

Dark malty nose, with chocolate and dark coffee

Densely flavorful, waves of more coffee, more dark chocolate, dark toasty malts....tasty stuff...more quality brew from Strong Islands Barrier Brewing

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Photo of abkayak
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of jrschaef
4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious dark earthy porter. Pours a deep dark brown and has a great pleasantly strong finish which stays with you.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pretty black with a two fingers of tan head. It lingers for a while leaving some patchy lacing down the glass.

S: Caramel, coffee, burnt toasted notes.

T: Follows the nose. There's a little heat. I've never had a baltic that doesn't.

F: Moderately carbonated, medium to full bodied.

O: This was nice. I had more than one.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look is pitch black with a tan latte colored head.

Aroma is rich roast. Like a very dark roast coffee. Slight raw cane sugar sweetness.

Taste is like a Cuban espresso. Intense roast coffee but with a pervading sweetness.

They must have upped the abv on this beer, but at 8% you don't feel any of it.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigMack61
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big roasted notes followed by burnt caramel. The aroma is of burnt sugar with a biscuit character. Smooth, robust, roasty, how a Baltic porter should taste.

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Photo of paulish
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 02/15/15 notes. On tap at Mission Delores in Brooklyn.

Pours a deep dark black color with only a hint of brown, one inch of dark tan head and
Toasted malts, roasted malts, chocolate, dark bakers chocolate. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall good, but not my favorite porter or Barrier beer.

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Photo of kkazemi
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigOldOaf
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of KHarz
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Dylanjf
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Riprap Baltic Porter from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 40 ratings