Coffee Baltic Porter | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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BA SCORE
4.16/5
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33 Ratings
Coffee Baltic PorterCoffee Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
crookedstave.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Baltic Porter Aged with Artisan Coffee beans

Part of our Rotating Roasters Series, each batch release features a different roaster and their unique style of roasting. Through conditioning our Baltic Porter with freshly roasted beans we strive for a balanced character, adding dark sugar, plums and cocoa notes to the robust porter base.

Added by kmanjohnson on 10-10-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,470
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
33
pDev:
6.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of dandandan79
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

beautiful dark with brown foam.
smell of roasted coffee.
taste is surprisingly clean, crisp yet a complexity of chocolate , coffee, dark fruits fills the palette.
easy to drink. its thin yet taste like a porter/stout.
i really enjoyed it.

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Photo of shelby415
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdaggett
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic - you gotta try this one! Great example of a Baltic Porter.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like caramel, dark fruit, dark roasted coffee, campfire smoke, tobacco, and creamy milk chocolate.

This is really quite nice. This is my first non-wild beer from Crooked Stave, and it shows they can do more things well. The coffee flavor is definitely dominant, but melds well the fruity and roasty base, adding chocolate, smoke, plum, and caramel flavors.

The body is creamy and rich, but not super thick, making it very drinkable. It goes down so easily. The carbonation level is soft and supportive.

This was highly enjoyable. It's a good use of coffee, and more importantly, the base is strong too.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black-bodied with a fat dark foam head... Very interesting - impressively full of dark fruity coffee - has an almost chewy fruit character - more toward the sweet side but thins out and leaves notes of watery cocoa and maybe a hint of herbal anise... Light and smooth, coca comes back 'round toward the finish... Not a style that works for me usually, but this was a very enjoyable beer... 2/7/18 canning...

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Photo of acurtis
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cenfrocafe – Peru
canned 2.7.18

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ninaturner
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, bottom says method roasters the madness. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy dark brown head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is a bit subdued - sweet chocolate malt and roast coffee.

The flavor is some sweet lactose and chocolate malt with heavy charred burnt roast coffee. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with creamy carbonation.

Overall, nice but a bit too much char.

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Photo of rkarimi
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of SFACRKnight
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Crooked stave is killing it with clean beers now, what can't Chad do? Poured a can of this into a tulip, daaaark brown with a deep khaki head Made of moderate bubbles. I was hoping to see that tight knit creamy head which promises of proteins and luxurious mouthfeel. Nose is great, dark roasted cold pressed coffee, dark fruit, roasty malts. No esters phenols or DMS. Flavor follows the nose, robust coffee without being acrid or bitter, great porter base underneath with hints of pruneand plum. Mouthfeel was lacking the thickness expected from a beer as robust as this. Overall, great cold weather beer that will be in my fridge until the next seasonal drops in this rotation.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deereless
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spoony
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 12 oz can (no date) into a snifter.

A-The beer pours nearly pitch black from the can with a short, tan head. The head disappears pretty quickly leaving a film and thin collar of foam. Not much lacing is left behind. The beer is thick and still in the glass.

S-The aroma is heavy on the coffee, but with a nice underlying creaminess. There is a definite espresso and baker's chocolate flavor, but the beer never smells burnt or overly bitter. I'm also sniffing a little bit of candied fruit sweetness...nothing overt, but a little balance to the strong coffee and chocolate flavors. Alcohol is well-hidden.

T-The taste is similar to the smell, but more somehow more robust and more smooth at the same time. Espresso beans and lightly bitter baker's chocolate meld with a creamy, almost vanilla flavor. The beer is slightly earthy, but quite smooth. And there is just a little spiced, candied orange flavor giving the beer a hint of sweetness.

M-Wow! This beer is quite heavy with a soft, chunky, chewy carbonation. And damn is it good.

O-This may be the best "clean" Crooked Stave beer I have tasted. The coffee is strong, but well-balanced and the mouthfeel is incredible. Those that like big, thick, chewy beers will like this one. This is proof that you don't need to barrel age a dark beer to make a great one.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

of all the new not sour beer these guys have come out with this year, this is up there with the american ipa as their best, a righteous, strong, thick baltic porter with coffee. i find it a little funny and sad that they didnt use the coffee roasted right there in the source, but instead ventured out and found something the deemed to be better. hard to argue with that, this beer is amazing and its the coffee that makes it in a lot of ways. big creamy body, lots of chocolate in the nose, a rich caramel flavor in the middle that goes beyond grain to actual buttery caramel, and the bitter earthy slightly sweet coffee, all on top of a real sturdy mature porter, no trace of its alcohol strength, and a lot of character from top to bottom. smooth as can be, lingering creamy coffee, delightful caffeine buzz, just fantastic. that crooked stave can switch it up all of a sudden and start making non wild beers of this depth and complexity and quality further establishes them as one of the best breweries in the country. great use of high end coffee, great baltic porter base beer, perfect winter beverage. i hope they keep this one around!

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Coffee Baltic Porter from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 33 ratings