Nordic Noir
Cerebral Brewing

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Cerebral Brewing
Colorado, United States
Porter - Baltic
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4.1 | pDev: 6.1%
May 14, 2022
Feb 11, 2019
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Notes: Foeder Fermented Baltic Porter

Here’s the formula: a grizzly crime, a bleak location, a tortured protagonist, dour locals, and twists galore. Let’s set the scene…The crime: Foeder Baltic Porter? I mean, that’s more of a gem than a crime. Bleak locale? Well, it is Colfax, but don’t think we’d call it bleak. Tortured protagonist? Actually, our head brewer is a pretty delightful guy and doesn’t seem to be haunted by his past. Dour locals? Our regulars are what make this place great. Ok, maybe this isn’t a candidate for a brooding, Scandinavian police procedural. I mean, how brooding can you be when you taste like Toasted Marshmallow, Birch Beer, Oloroso Sherry and Tobacco Leaf?

Hops: Exp #06300
Oak Type: American Oak Foeder
Recent ratings and reviews.
Ratings by beergoot:
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4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

Transparent dark brown body; one-finger thick, frothy khaki colored head. Huge aroma of cocoa powder and milk chocolate. The taste follows along with the smell attributes; medium to bold bitterness, some from the malt, some from the hops. Heavy body; relatively smooth overall; excellent residual sugar presence.

This is a rich and delightful Baltic porter, chock full of flavor, aroma, and feel.

Pouring temperature: 45 °F; canning info: no date; American oak foeder; experimental hop #06300

May 14, 2022
More User Ratings:
4.1 by rangerred from Tennessee on Apr 03, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by KT3418 from Colorado

This was excellent, the only Baltic porter I've had to this point but idk I really enjoyed this. Hit the spot in every way. Cerebral rules

Mar 19, 2021
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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by eppCOS from Colorado

Had November 2019, on draft at Cerebral.
L - Dark as Satan's taint, not much head on the draft pour I had.

S - Roast, mallow, toffee-coffee, almost savory smell on the back. Interesting.

T - Giant explosion of Baltic Porter on 'roids - an Imperial version basically of a basic Baltic. Crushes the palate, but delicious coffee, roast, and burnt malt taste all around.

F - could have used a tad more carbonation to make it less decadent, a little more lively, but me likely.

O - a damn good Baltic - wish they would can THIS and send it down the Front Range.

May 31, 2020
4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Jun 30, 2019
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3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by tylerstravis from Colorado

Boozy as hell, and red in color.

Mar 18, 2019
3.98 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Feb 11, 2019
Nordic Noir from Cerebral Brewing
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 7 ratings