Dominion Baltic Porter | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Dominion Baltic PorterDominion Baltic Porter
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
Ratings:
230
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
10.4%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Photo of songoose
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 12-ounce, twist-off bottle into a plain, tumbler pint glass.

A: Near black color with a ruby highlight when shown through the light. A thin, tan head of carbonation builds as quickly as it vanishes, leaving a slightly creamy slick of foam.

S: Sweet and roasty with hints of cocoa, charcoal and some nutty, herbal hops.

T: Creamy and bittersweet malts rush over the front of the palate, coating it with a slick, coal-like flavor. The dark chocolate and mild berry notes wear into an herbal and almost anisette-like hop bitterness that adds some boozy heat to the otherwise silky finish.

M: Full-bodied and smooth porter with a little gripping hop and alcohol heat. Velvety finish is numbed slightly by a burnt, grainy malt offsetting.

O: A rich, sweet and relatively balanced porter with plenty of malt character to back up the near 7% ABV. A little grainy and slick, so its still rough around the edges, but it's as welcome of a brew on a cool spring night as a late fall one.

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Photo of garuda
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep ruby, nearly black, that has a white head with good retention and lacing.

S/T - A little grainy on the nose, with smoke, chocolate, roast, and a touch of pine hops in the finish.

M - Medium body and carbonation, a touch astringent, but remains mostly smooth and slightly oily across the palate.

O - Nice porter. Depths of malt flavor are tasty and keep me wanting more.

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Photo of cjbeckman
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of kmulder
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of pchalk
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of beersis81
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of pagardner
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Ted
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BXL
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Bierguy5
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown, nearing black. Poured with no head.

Roasty, clean nose with some licorice and darker fruits. Hint of berries.

Roasty and fairly dry. Black licorice, star anise. Dark fruits and berries. A bit of cocoa on the finish. Drying at the finish.

Medium body, lower carbonation. Slight warmth in the chest. Interesting beer, not bad.

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Photo of woolybully67
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of littlelorib
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brew with creamy colored head that is quite persistent. On the other hand, not much going on in the smell, just a little hint of roasty malts. My first impression of the taste was of sweet malt, followed by charred wood and a balancing amount of bitter, so that initial sweetness doesn't linger. A rather light mouthfeel for what should be a big beer.

Overall, this beer doesn't impress me. I was expecting something more. I would not go out of my way for this rather average beer.

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Photo of rlcdavidson
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of stckhndlr
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown almost black with faint ruby highlights. 2 finger tan head stays for quite a bit.

S- Roasted malt and hops. There's some chocolate and licorice in there. Maybe a hint of caramel as well.

T- Roasted hops with some flavors that resemble a coca-cola caramel flavor. A unique blend of coffee and soda. Interesting.

M- Well balanced and smooth. Easy to drink.

O- This is a good beer. It has a solid flavor and feel while not being too simple. Good all around beer.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown/black with three-finger, fizzy, tan head that lasted several minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Sort of a funky smell. Roasted notes too.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Nutty and coffee-like flavor. Really not much hops to balance anything.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Really smooth.

O: A bit of an odd smell and taste. Head was way too fizzy. Slightly above average Baltic porter here.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful dark dark tar color, a nice tan head... Smells of pit fruit cocoa and raisins. Heavy chocolate and roasted malts on the tongue, also a hint of anise. Nice heavy body and a medium amount of the tiniest bubble carbonation imaginable.

Overall I like it a lot, mostly because I've put 14 hours of hard work day in at MCB Quantico.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this beer was a dark, copper color with one finger of khaki colored head. It retained as a collar and lefts streaks of lacing. The aroma was of roasted malt, caramel malt and chocolate. The flavors were full of chocolate notes with some light nuts, figs, prunes and caramel along with some alcohol heat that appeared as it warmed up. The mouthfeel was smooth and full, the body full and the carbonation light. Despite being full of chocolate it wasn’t overly sweet and I found it highly enjoyable.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mxmcmillan
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Dominion Baltic Porter from Old Dominion Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 230 ratings.
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