Ulfberht Baltic Porter | Burial Beer Co.

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Ulfberht Baltic PorterUlfberht Baltic Porter
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4.02/5
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Ulfberht Baltic PorterUlfberht Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
burialbeer.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by GABrew on 03-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,267
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
35
pDev:
4.98%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of FalconOne
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zotzot
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
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!

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blackop555
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sevinup07
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpaethJam
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of jak
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12/26/17 can @ Asheville house

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Photo of socon67
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Almost opaque brown/black beer with a creamy tan head. The aroma is a magnificent roasted malt, coffee, juniper berries, char and some pine. Nice roasted malt, coffee and an interesting juniper berry / gin flavor with some char bitterness and a light sweetness. Finishes with a tiny bit of char and a gin-like flavor but it all seems to work. The creamy, medium heavy mouthfeel makes this beer seem special. I think this is a great beer.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted, almost charred malts with a lighter presence of dark malt aromas though there is only a minimal amount of sweetness. Light aromas of juniper (gin), dark unsweetened chocolate, licorice/anise, and earthy + spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted, almost charred malts with a lighter presence of dark malts + nutty malts and a minimal amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of juniper and dark unsweetened chocolate along with light flavors of licorice/anise. Light to moderate flavors of earthy + spicy hops. There is a light amount of roasty bitterness which fades away quickly leaving a clean finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a clean finish.

O: A very enjoyable take on the style and the addition of juniper is interesting - it is a little easier to drink than some other Baltic Porters with a slightly lighter mouthfeel and clean finish. Alcohol is very well hidden.

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Ulfberht Baltic Porter from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 35 ratings