Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Saladbarity | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States | website

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BEERchitect on 03-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
21
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
23.4%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 21
Reviews by psmith161:
Photo of psmith161
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

More User Reviews:
Photo of PretzelCity
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Magery
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of bilhelm
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of maxwelldeux
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of MNishCT77
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

10 oz. pour into a snifter at Closed for Business on King St. in downtown Chatleston, drank over 30 minutes:

A: 3/3 - deep brown-to-black coloration, received with a creamy, tannish one finger head that persisted through the majority of the drinking; large alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - rich roasted malt and coffee/espresso character; some background stone fruits and alcohol; no hop aroma; no perceived flaws

T: 17/20 - the taste matches the nose; there is a coffee/espresso bitterness that hits first and develops into a more complex malt character with dark chocolate, dark cherry and sherry; some alcohol detectable but doesn't tasteless a 9%er; finishes dry with lager-like cleanliness

M: 4/5 - medium-to-high body; some malt and alcohol presence; high carbonation

0: 9/10 - really nice Baltic porter from an unknown entity previously; curious to try some of their other beers now

TOTAL - 43/50

 900 characters

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from draft at Firkin on June 5, 2015.

44 characters

Photo of jbriggs7
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of epyon396
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrBeige
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of JackieKu
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016-05-25. On tap.

A: Clear. Deep brown.
S: Hints of caramel and lactose.
T: Caramel malty. Some coffee and lactose. Hints of roasty. Moderate sweetness. Low bitterness. Long caramel sweet finish.
M: Medium bodied. Creamy smooth mouthfeel.
O: Flavorful and smooth.

 266 characters

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The solidarity, errr... Saladbarity between two of Kentucky's youngest breweries strengthen with the collaborative efforts that culminate in this proud Baltic Porter!

Pouring with a lightly cloudy, rusty brown color, the dark lager pours deep, creamy, and and robust looking. A short statured ivory head forms on the beer and reduces to a thick sheet that holds its form for most of the session. Light on lace, the beer takes on cask ale-like appearances like those of historic origins.

Smooth aromas of chocolate, toast, nuts, earthen coffee, and mild fruits come together in exquisite balance not to allow any one component to dominate. The rich caramel backdrop provides all the support that the toasty and dark aromas deserve while a tinge of rummy alcohol signals the beer's strength.

Strong, rounded, and well-melded- the long cool fermentation and conditioning really brings the flavors together to the point that they are difficult to deconstruct. Chocolate, toast, Kona coffee, pecans, caramel, grapes, cherries, and dark dried fruits all weave together for a super smooth taste that's only roughed up by grassy hop bitterness and assertive alcohols that exert themselves late in the taste.

Medium-full in body, its light carbonation gives a supple creamy texture to start, but as the creaminess dissipates, the malty weight saturates the palate and allows its full flavor to absorb into the taste buds. Somewhat pillowy, the beer is slow to develop and rewards the mouth with a gradual turn to growing rum-like spicy warmth, smooth lager-like drinkability, and a certain togetherness that's usually reserved for bockbiers.

When these two breweries put their mash tuns together, greatness is expected. And this beer delivers! It's a classic taste, texture, and experience of well made Baltic porters albeit a tad hoppy. Its a highly satisfying beer that captures the essence of the style very well.

 1,923 characters

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of hilgart1
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of NYR_Rob
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of NooseJustice
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of tykechandler
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Saladbarity from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe