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Raven's Roost Baltic Porter | Parkway Brewing Co.

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Raven's Roost Baltic PorterRaven's Roost Baltic Porter
BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
167 Ratings
Raven's Roost Baltic PorterRaven's Roost Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parkway Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
parkwaybrewing.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Huhzubendah on 03-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,291
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
167
pDev:
9.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
38
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of RochefortChris
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MidloRapid
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutHobbit
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I found this porter to be robust in flavor and feel, however lacking in depth or specific flavor profile. While, this is seemingly contradictory, the flavor is bold, however it lacks direction. The full body sharpness is contrasted well with the smoothness of the head. I wish there was a strong underlying note. I'm lost in a burnt coffee and woody noted brew, that is not lacking in body, but sorely lacking in definition.

Would have again though.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Parkway Brewing Co. "Raven's Roost Baltic Porter"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "PARKED ON 01/04/17" and sampled on 07/04/17
$1.79 @ Total Wine & More, Virginia Beach, VA

Notes via stream of consciousness: A rough pour brings up a majestic head of rocky tan atop a very dark mahogany brown/black body. The head seems to be holding quite well, and there's lacing around the glass where it's already dropped. The aroma suggests dark malt roastiness, dark cocoa powder, and some berry-like fruitiness (I won't say currant but that came to mind). The flavor follows adding a bit of caramel, toffee, some toasty breadiness, and some plum/prune, fig, and even a hint of licorice in the dry finish. This sample is a bit oxidized (I should have bought it at Kroger rather than Total Wine & More, it would have been fresher) so I'll try to find a better sample and re-review, although I don't think that it'll change my perception in any way; and I won't reduce its score in anyway, I can work around it. It's moderately bitter, around 30 IBUs or so, and balanced; any more might take away from the attention the malt deserves, and any less would leave it a touch sweet. The soft, charred roastiness in the lingering aftertaste is quite pleasant, and similar to that of a schwarzbier but a little fuller. Medium leaning medium-full in body and smooth with a very fine-bubbled, moderate carbonation. The alcohol is barely noticeable. Overall a very good example of the style. I could easily see finding something exactly like this in Latvia or Estonia.

3.75/4/4/4/3.75 = 3.94

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Photo of yaksurf
2.91/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of RBorsato
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 88caprice
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Very good.
A dark brew with some ruby highlights. Great head and lacing.
Dark, dried fruits. Dark roasty malts. A touch of sweetness.
Smooth. :)

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Photo of JaminStov
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BKast409
4.54/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of token_23223
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of foamy, tan-colored head that lasted an average amount of time. Pretty good, but not great lacing.

S: A somewhat underwhelming aroma of chocolate, some malt, and coffee.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of coffee, a good shot of roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, light hops notes, a little bit of caramel, some mild dark fruit (plums, perhaps). If there's a problem with the flavor here it's that it's a bit too weak. It simply doesn't push its ingredients hard enough. Not terrible, but not powerful enough.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a lively, yet smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an uneven beer in many ways. Not bad, but not particularly memorable.

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Photo of Gregf51
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cyrano41
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Trying the Raven's Roost at the brewery. It poured an opaque dark with off white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of roast and chocolate. The taste is nicely balanced with roast, earth and chocolate being present. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a good sessionable porter and should be tried.

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Photo of RedNeckBeerDude
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LloydDobler
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Raven's Roost Baltic Porter from Parkway Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 167 ratings
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