Ulfberht Baltic Porter
Burial Beer Co.

Ulfberht Baltic PorterUlfberht Baltic Porter
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From:
Burial Beer Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Baltic Porter
Ranked #89
ABV:
9%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,277
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 5.76%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
44
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 24, 2021
Added:
Mar 22, 2014
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  9
SCORE
89
Very Good
Ulfberht Baltic PorterUlfberht Baltic Porter
Notes: Between these jagged edges lays the storied steel wielded by mortals to please the gods of war and death. Forged from German and British malts, fermented upon juniper berries and traditionally lagered, our Baltic Porter is made with respect for those that came before it. The result is a mildly spiced but highly aromatic black lager with an ever-present aroma of chocolate, licorice, and roasted nuts. Fear not the presence of the blade, for today's prize knows no wrath.
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Rated: 4.02 by EMH73 from New York

Jun 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.96 by MGibbons from Maryland

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
16 oz. can. Pours black with moderate transparency. Smells of brown malts, sweetness, and some dark breads. Tastes pretty sweet. Starts with dark breads and then a strong malty sweetness. Back end has a light earthy bitterness, but not a lot. Slightest bit of dark fruits and banana in the finish. Medium heavy. Fairly sweet and, perhaps I'm being nitpicky, the malt flavor just kinda tastes like malt. Never turns to toffee or roast or anything but just malt and bread. Fruitiness builds as it warms. Maybe I need an education in Baltic Porters malt profiles, though.
May 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.07 by kkazemi from North Carolina

Apr 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours black with medium head. Scent is chocolate and some nuts. Taste is sweet from the chocolate and malts. Medium mouthfeel and an aftertaste that ends with a slight bitterness
Feb 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by user785335 from Florida

Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.08 by mig100 from Texas

Jun 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Jun 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jun 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by KensWorld from Florida

May 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Mar 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Griphon from Florida

Mar 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Feb 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by nickfl from Florida

Feb 23, 2019
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Rated by Roguer from Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thin head production.

Roasty nose, brown sugar and caramel.

Fairly straightforward Baltic porter, a touch sweet, not quite cloying.
Feb 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Feb 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by FalconOne from Ohio

Jun 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by zotzot from Vermont

Jun 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

May 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

May 04, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a baltic porter with juniper, and another absolute gem from burial, so glad to have a steady stream of their beers coming into colorado now! this is enormously well made beer, a lagered porter that is at once classic and brand new. its a sturdy base, deep brown to black in color with an impossibly dense head on it, looks almost nitro from the can, ring lacing as it drinks and a high shine, really sexy glass. the base beer is great, some english type richer barley to this gives it a lot of character in addition to the roasted grains in here, plenty of body and bitterness, notes of coffee and licorice in the nose too from the dark elements, and then the lager yeast, which is bready and european tasting to me, not at all inconsequential here, drying this out nicely for its size and adding some great flavor depth. the juniper is pretty light to my senses, a little piney spruce sort of thing in the nose and a light botanical complexion towards the finish in the flavor, but the juniper is an accent at best, not at all the dramatic flavor agent i thought (and hoped) it might be, but i do appreciate the subtlety of what it adds, i do think it serves to make this unique. its the quality though that stands out for me, and awesome overall beer, lagered brilliantly and with an incredible mouthfeel that is at once dense and dry and drinkable. cant get enough burial right now!
Apr 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours black with nice tight tan head light spotty lacing.

Aroma - Roasted malts, charred oak, dark chocolate, light coffee bean, mild berry aroma.

Taste - Very nice balanced flavors of coffee, juniper berries, chocolate, roasted malts. Great earthy flavor mixed with a slight sweetness.

Feel - Medium bodied, nice carbonation pretty smooth and easy drinking. Maybe a little thin.

Overall - Really liking how all the flavors mesh together, great beer.
Apr 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by oberon from North Carolina

Apr 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Blackop555 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours brown. Medium, foamy, tan head that fades slowly.

Smells roasted malts, char, coffee, chocolate and earthy.

Tastes coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and hints of dark fruit. Followed by light char and juniper hints. Finish is dry with a roasted linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.
Apr 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Apr 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Mar 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Mar 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Sevinup07 from Colorado

Mar 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by dsshuck from Delaware

Feb 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jan 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Jan 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts

Jan 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by SpaethJam from New York

Jan 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Jan 08, 2018
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Reviewed by orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Rich, dark and meaty flavor with a smooth, slick, Cassanovian delivery.

Look is of reddish-chocolate. 12-oz tap pour; the head was very little.

Nose of cherries and vanilla. Hints of leather and dark currant.

Bright carbonation and med-full body. A little boozy but no substantial warmth.

Taste of vanilla, oak, lingonberry, earth and tobacco. Almost too seductive as orange zest and chocolate complete the attraction as an additional anise/allspice allure finishes it off.
Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by jak from North Carolina

Dec 27, 2017
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12/26/17 can @ Asheville house
Dec 26, 2017
Ulfberht Baltic Porter from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 53 ratings