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Baltic Porter
Ranked #34
Ranked #4,670
4.14 | pDev: 7.49%
Brouwerij Kees
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Photo of schoolboy
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For $4.99 I would expect a decent sample, but this one my son got me on father's day at Saveon is probably not a good sample. It is flat. So now I suffer through this not well bottled thing that could have been amazing.

It's black and smelly. You still know it is going to sticky. It is. More than boozy it is sweet and sticky. This is often an offensive style and this one tries to offend successfully.

Recommended, but not heartily, and definitely not from the same source.

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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very good bitter hoppy porter, on the drier side and high quality. Not very thick however still well made. Buying club source. No complaints and drinkable.

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Photo of mishi_d
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark reddish brown color with a creamy beige head, aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, caramel and roasted malts, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium to full body, soft to medium carbonation.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid black color with light carbonation. Body is at least average,slight thick feel.
Aroma is smoke,char,ash,tobacco, dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate.
Taste is very similar to aroma, heavy on the smoke,char,and tobacco. The dark chocolate and roasted black coffee flavor is strong but in the background

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Photo of janubio
3.36/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bught at Oasis beer, served at home in a snifter. Pours a black colour, small brown head with medium retention, tini laceing.
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, a bit of coconut, black pepper.
Medium body, sticky texture, normal carbonation. Sweet dry finish.
Taste of coffee, chocolate, black pepper, dried fruits.
Good, but not great.

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Photo of lmaduells
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

With this beer I enjoyed a lot. A great product that evolves in cup and mouth. A beer with a well-made style treatment. With alcohol very well inegrate. Great beer

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Photo of Zet
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black colour with a very modest head of cappucino foam, which quickly turns into a ring. It leaves nice lacing on the glass though. A nose full of dark chocolate, tobacco, coffee, toffee, liquorice and brandy. These flavours return in the taste, where they are accompanied by grapefruit and pepper from the hops, which works surprisingly well. Mouth feel is full and oily. Very nice export porter, although it is a bit unclear to me where the porter ends and the stout begins.

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Photo of qrazvan
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark colour, oily when poured in the glass and reduced foam.
It smells of coffee, roasted malt and some marzipan.
The taste is mainly driven by the coffee notes, with some chocolate and a nice caramel sweetness embedding everything.
Not very complex, but really well done and pleasant to drink.

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Photo of Spike
3.11/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle.
L: Jet black with a thin, dark brown head that reduces quickly to a ring.
S: Smokey, demerara sugar.
T: Intense, rich, burnt, liquorice flavours with distinct alcohol.
F: Robust, full bodied, syrupy, drying. Moderate carbonation and sharp alcohol burn.
O: Charred porter with intrusive alcohol that overpowers all other flavours. Didn't finish. Not for me.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a pitch-back color porter with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with nice black chocolate notes with some light residual sugar notes also noticeable. Taste is a mix of roasted malt with some black chocolate notes with enough residual sugar to offset some of the bitterness. Body is full with nice creamy texture, good carbonation with no apparent alcohol notes. Incredibly enjoyable.

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Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color—when held up to a bright light there are traces of dark red near the edges of the glass. It poured with a short tan head that rapidly dissipated, leaving only a minuscule ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell has has lots of flavors of dark roasted malts with a moderate amount of bitterness. The roasted flavors persist into the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and very slick on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very robust porter but drinks astonishingly easily because any traces of alcohol are well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Dzu
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into pint.
L: dark brown with a no foam head.
S: dark chocolate, coffee.
T: tart, bittersweet, cake.
F: medium body and no carbonation.
O: great beer. Must taste.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really dark brown color with a ring of brown foam. Aroma has dark chocolate and quite strong fruity notes with some fudge and liquor. Taste has roasted malt, savory notes, more tame fruity notes than the aroma, quite bitter and roasty on the finish. Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Really smooth and easy drinking for the high ABV.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle, Etre Gourmet - Pours dark brown with a small tanned foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - dark chocolate, roasted coffee, dark stoned fruits - dark berry notes, smoky woody undertones, hint of booze. Taste - Sweet, smooth, oily, sticky feel, dark chocolate, dark fruits - dates, raisins, long bitter mouthfeel with a non overpowering alcoholic warmth. Drink this well balanced sipper nice and slow.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pitch black with a nice beige head

S - coffee, cocoa, caramel, apple, riz au lait, spices. Very nice smell

T - less exciting than the smell, roasted, bitter, earthy hops, apple. It gets better as it warms up but stays boozy all along

M - sticky, finely carbonated

O - Nice strong porter (when does it become a stout?), it's not that smooth. The smell is great and the taste a bit messy

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter via Cappy's.

This beefy little brew pours a deep dark brown tinged black with a nice
long lasting head of big bubbeled foam that settles to a thick ring, modest layer,
and showcases nice light lacing. Nose of heavy cocoa, black strap molasses, dark
fruit notes of figs and plums, toffee, and rich caramel with a touch of char and booze.
Flavors lightly exceed the nose with dark fruit notes of prunes and heavy handed rich
semi sweet cocoa dancing about a nice toffee and caramel background with a touch
of lightly piney herbal hop flavor balancing this brew out. Nice mouth feel; full body,
warming, low carbonation, lightly sticky, and a rich lightly char touched finish.

A stout lovers porter. Excellent!


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Photo of SpongeHop
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - almost jet black, decent mahogany head if you pour like you mean it.
S & T - deep, roasted malts, but not in the coffee/burnt way, rather it's more surprisingly sweet, like caramellized malts, like molasses or a dark toffee/chocolate-y nougat. Some pine-y hops and decent bitters round it off.
F - quite syrupy... But not annoyingly so... Definitely has some alcohol warmth.

O - a very good treat kind of beer. It's quite sweet, but not annoyingly so. I prefer this toffee/caramelly/chocolate-y kind of sweetness to the belgian candisugar/hard candy banana kind of sweetness. Nice enough and definitely worth a buy, but unless there was literally nothing else on offer, I probably would rather try something else rather than buy this again.

I do recommend this one.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Griffon Gastropub in Clarence, NY.

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a creamy looking head, and lots of webby lacing.

Smells like roasted malt- rich, roasty and "thick" smelling, with some dark fruits, toasted pumpernickel and piney hops.

I really enjoyed this one. There was a nice mix of bitter and sweet, with more bitter. The sweetness comes from some nice dark fruit character, kind of feels like chocolate covered raisins. There's some great smoky and roasty flavors, almost like nearly burnt pumpernickel bread. In a good way of course. There's a very slight hoppiness, too.

This has a really nice creaminess to it, with a medium body, and a normal level of carbonation.

This was a cool little find.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First of all, porters and stouts are the same thing. Second, this is a good beer. Pours thick and near black. Little initial head formed, so I have it a more aggressive pour, and it came up with a thick medium head that was deep brown. Nose is almost like what you'd expect from a barrel aged version, with sweet booze, and plenty of coffee and chocolate. Taste doesn't quite live up to the nose, but is still a thick full-flavored beer with a wee bit of tobacco and licorice. Love that they didn't feel the need to over-carb this like some big dark beers. Overall, a real treat.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice deep black color.
Smell is mild, malty, coffee.
Taste is rich, malty, blance of sweet and bitter, slighly pruney.
Very rich, viscous. A bit much for a porter, more of a stout, but still pleasant.
Finish is consistent with the beer. Good not great.
Don't re-purchase, but still interesting.

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Photo of teromous
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The back label has a lot of information about the beer.
Hops: Fuggles and Sorachi Ace
Grains: Pale Ale, Caramel, Carafa 1 & 2
It also says "Best before: see bottle cap!" but the date on the cap is illegible.

Appearance: The body is oil black in appearance. The head is slow to develop but turns into a large chocolate milk colored creamy cap with a few larger bubbles piled on top.

Aroma: It has a great chocolate aroma. There is also a bit of a pine aroma and a burnt wood smell. Some alcohol as it warms up but completely forgivable given the 10.5% ABV.

Taste: The beer has a nice coffee flavor with a bit of a woody character and a touch of pine. It does have that characteristic charcoal flavor you find in Russian Imperial Stouts but it is not very strong. It also has a very nice chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is nice and thick. It just coats the palate. It has a bitter but unobtrusive finish.

Overall: I'm not sure what else to say other than that you should get this beer if you love Russian Imperial Stouts. It is absolutely fantastic. I was greatly impressed at how well this beer was made. Every part of its presentation were outstanding at the very least. This is a beer you should actively seek out.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle. Sampled on May 21, 2016.

India Ink black colored pour with almost no head to speak of and whatever shows up fades almost instantly.

Biog aroma of dark roasted malts, baker's chocolate, black licorice, barley, dark fruit, raisins, and a little bit of booze.

Medium to big body and sticky.

The taste begins with dark roasted chocolate malts but the licorice sensation I picked up is more noticeable in the flavor. A little boozy but not offensive. Medium dry bitter finish. This is some Porter.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The pour is inky black with a khaki head that didn't build too much. However, there was always some bubbles on the surface, and a decent creamy/soapy mix of bubble along the rim.

The nose is right on the roasted malt notes I think I should be getting from a beer like this. Light coffee, powdered chocolate that grows to be more and more of a component as it warms. There is a charred wood note in there as well.

There's a certain amount of heat to this early. Later on it evolves into a somewhat spicy note to the beer. Other than the heat, there is an oily feel that flows easy but has a medium to full heft to it.

Mainly dark to unsweetened chocolate, and a slightly smokey char note are dominant and not a surprise given the nose. There's an impression of alcohol-soaked dark fruit, or maybe a soaked dessert bread (maybe some molasses) with said fruit in it. I also get a very light licorice note that comes out as the alcohol bite subsides into that spicy note..

A fairly bold beer, I can see how this is actually classified as a stout (by the brewery, even, it seems).

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Photo of smcolw
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Near black color where no light passes through the glass. Ample ring and blanket lace. The head, though, is modest. It settles to rim bubbles rather easily.

Chocolate and chalk are the initial aromas I get. Perhaps there's some light vanilla in the background.

Dark cherry and dark chocolate are the first flavors I taste. There's some notable alcohol that comes through in the swallow. Thinner than I expected but the carbonation matches this nicely. The aftertaste is of dark chocolate and bittering hop.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - more cool, high-test stuff from this heretofore unknown to me Dutch microbrewery - but an RIS here on BA? Say whut?

This beer pours a solid black hole, with the barest of basal red cola edges, and one skinny-ass finger of weakly puffy, very loosely foamy, and mostly just bubbly brown head, which leaves some sparse mitochondrial pattern lace around the glass as it quickly beats it outta town.

It smells of bready and slightly roasted caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate pudding, cafe-au-lait, earthy black licorice, muddled dark orchard fruit, some free-range ash, and a sort of hovering, if not quite alit, perfumed booziness. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, toasted brown bread, medium-dark cocoa powder, spoiled cream, day-old coffee, more hard to really pin down black berry and stone fruitiness, flitting anise spice notes, and a still plainly dialing it in earthy, leafy, and musty hoppiness.

The carbonation is damned-near nonexistent in its coy frothiness, the body a sturdy enough medium-heavy weight, and actually pretty smooth, as for some reason, the ashy and boozy notes allow for a bit of breathing room here. It finishes off-dry, but not overtly so, the lingering chocolate, roast, milk, and alcohol all keeping things nice and cordial.

Yeah, the largeness of this offering might lead one to believe that it is indeed a big-ass stout, but the breakdown is clear - it's actually a big-ass, old-school Porter! Maybe one that is tripping on the edgy of insanity, but a London-style porter all the same. Sheesh, these guys really have a penchant for amping up traditional brews, and I say - all the more power to them!

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Export Porter 1750 from Brouwerij Kees
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 87 ratings