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Dominion Baltic Porter | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.74/5
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230 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
olddominion.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dominion Baltic Porter is brewed to meet your need for warmth on a cold winter’s night. Hints of licorice, toffee & chocolate mingle with a touch of Rye giving our Porter a full-bodied taste. Raise your mug to those who were bold enough to brave the Baltic!

Added by VaTechHopHead on 11-15-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,588
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
230
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Photo of daliandragon
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with only a smidgen of light escaping. Head is robust early but dies quickly. Nose is malty, with that pleasant "stale" flavor associated with porters, as well as tasted and coffee notes.

The flavor is pleasant, with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Mouthfeel is thin and doesn't really hold a charge, so to speak. More just a porter than anything Baltic. Passable, but not special.

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Photo of Carolvs
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryan4120
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Black/Deep brown with a light tan head that dissipates quickly
S - Sweet malts with slight roast. Not getting a lot on the nose
T - Sweet malts and toffee up front with roast on the back end. Maybe a hint of rye, chocolate, and licorice somewhere in the middle.
F - Medium to light bodied with mild carbonation. Overall pretty smooth
O - A decent porter with sweet malty notes with mild roast. Personally I wish it had more roast than sweet with maybe more of an appearance and smell to go with it. Basically a solid porter but nothing that makes it stand out.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
L - Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a tan head that dissipates quickly.
S - Smells very roasty.
T - Tastes very roasty and chocolatey.
F - Medium carbonation.
O - Really nice Porter.

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Photo of mikr
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antc2382
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rjd722
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gwynedd
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a local-brewed (for us) Baltic porter, a dark beer that is hard to find compared to stout but related to it.. It pours with nearly no head, lacing is wet and loopy. The upfront flavor is a slightly weak toffee, sweet-sour as you swallow it and then lightly bitter finish--with long but not overpowering hops in the mouth and throat. It's not particularly distinguished, and it's no more drinkable than the cheaper Yuengling Porter. It's good, but it won't knock your dark beer-stout-loving socks off compared to say, Smuttynose. Frankly, I prefer Yuengling for drinkability ONLY because if you are going to have more complexity, it should be interesting. I find this a boring porter. I'd love to find some of the Exit 18 Porter to compare (from across the Bay) but getting anything "exotic" in our tiny state is difficult. I'm hoping to find it and compare, one of these days.

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Photo of ledouge
3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roberto11232
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopphead31415
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I grabbed a chilled six pack of this Baltic Porter and found that it is a lagered porter which was interesting. It has a 6.8% ABV.

Look-It pours a dark brownish black with little to no head and some drooping wet lacing if any.

Smell-It smells of toffee and sweet bread.

Taste-It tastes of toffee, mocha, cocoa beans, hints of licorice, briny malts, and a similar flavor overtone of an oyster stout. It almost has like a sweet malty start and then a mild bitter finish, but is well-balanced.

Mouthfeel-It feels smooth and moist with a light tingle from the carbonation. It is a bit thin, but finishes like a cola.

Overall-I’d say that this is a great beer. It is a new style to me and I enjoyed it. Cheers!

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Photo of sneth019
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MUTINY
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Quick review. Not a huge porter fan, but this is solid. Relatively low gravity here, makes for an easy-drinking dark beer.

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Photo of mullehs
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGB
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krl2112
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMCPhD
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured solid brown with off white/tan head
Smell: licorice, malts (light), slight hops, carob
Taste: hint of malt, and an odd (but not unpleasant) salty, metallic taste akin to an oyster stout. Well balanced flavors of malt, hop though at an intensity level more similar to a brown ale or lager. Ends sweet – salty with a clean finish
Mouthfeel: heavier than a lager, but thinner than your typical porter, hint of carbonation
Overall: a pleasant mix of attributes from a good lager, the maltiness of a porter and the saltiness of an oyster stout. Good with chicken, bbq or any grilled meats – palate cleansing and not so powerful as to overwhelm your meal.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1/14...pours very dark brown with some white foam. Coffee nose, faint, little bitter. Strong coffee bitter flavor. Some grittiness. Smooth chocolate coffee all around. Very good.

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Photo of wollefdoogylloj
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biteme398
4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TR_Severance
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Dominion Baltic Porter from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 230 ratings
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