Kamarade
Schilling Beer Co.

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Style:
Baltic Porter
Ranked #134
ABV:
9%
Score:
88
Ranked #19,818
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 7.65%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
29
From:
Schilling Beer Co.
 
New Hampshire, United States
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Wants
  2
Gots
  6
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: Inspired by the brewing traditions of Russia and Scandinavia. Brewed with chocolate rye, featuring a lingering, malty finish.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 29 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Bierman9
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Alewife and I took a road-trip yesterday up to Littleton and we stopped here for lunch... I had two 12oz pours of this, at $7.00 each.

Poured into a small snifter, it was jet black, with very fine carbo slowly meandering topside. Head was a creamy layer of beige foam, thin yet covering, with lovely lace. Had a semi-sweet nose with solid choco and coffee. Body was medium-plus, and it was silky smooth on the tongue.

Flavor had more coffee and dark choco, rich and semi-sweet. Also found some cocoa and molasses also in the malty mix. Quite tasty! Cheers!

4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bierman9 from New Hampshire, May 22, 2020
Photo of smcolw
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Frothy, beige head. Rich blanket of lace on the glass. The liquid is deep dark brown where only the faintest of light passes through the glass.

Chalky sweet cocoa smell. Light milk.

Served as a nitro pour, this is a silky smooth mouthfeel. The body isn't particularly rich but the "carbonation" is very fine. The flavor mimics the smell but has less lactose sweetness to it. Think unsweetened powdered cocoa. Long Baker's chocolate like aftertaste.

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smcolw from Massachusetts, Aug 18, 2019
Photo of ScaryEd
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on draft at the brewery.

Nitro pour yields a beautiful dark brown color with a huge khaki head. The head cascades into a thick blanket, leaving plenty of cobweb lacing along the way.

The aroma is roasted and malty with hints of chocolate, brown sugar, and subtle coffee.

The flavor is chocolatey with dark roast malt and some mild toffee. Finishes slightly bitter and hoppy.

The feel is creamy and smooth and highly drinkable.

Overall, a good Baltic porter that's full of chocolate flavor and slightly roasted for balance.

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ScaryEd from New Hampshire, Aug 01, 2018
Photo of tigg924
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had on nitro tap. Pours opaque dark brown in color with huge one inch head. Taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate and bitter rye. Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation and roasty. Makes for an excellent intro to the brewery. Love the body on this one.

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tigg924 from Massachusetts, Jan 13, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - fantastic dark brown with a great lasting tan head
Smell - toasty chocolate rye
Taste - chocolate rye
Feel - creamy light body
Overall - I think this is a great light creamy chocolate rye porter

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured on nitro. Pours black with thick 1-2 fingers of tan head. Not much on the nose but flavor is medium roasty malts with faint hints of bakers chocolate. Finish lingers with some bitter roast. Feel is creamy as expected on nitro. ABV seems to vary with this beer it's 9% here on BA, listed at 8.2% on their website and 7.4% currently at the brewery. No hints of booze.

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jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts, Feb 26, 2017
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4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-Deep blackness with cascading quality when presented. Like night and a preamble blizzard. Beautiful foaming qualities on the nitro pour.

S- Served on nitro, so this quality is more or less N/A. Slight nose is creamy and rich.

T- Oh, boy. Super long tootsie roll and mahoghany qualities that go on, and on, and on…Serious heft in the belly of the beer, and despite being 9%, superb balance. Almost no alcohol warming.

M- Creamy, lovely, rich. Wanna rub it all over.

Best Baltic Porter I have EVER had. That's all, folks.

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GrotiusM from Michigan, Jan 09, 2014
Kamarade from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 29 ratings