Black Tide | Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

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3.97/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
California, United States
mikkellersd.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Baltic style porter brewed with barrel-aged maple syrup

Added by superspak on 02-27-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,227
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
pDev:
6.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Knickfan3
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitch
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 1 pint can, with a Julian canned on date of 18059, meaning that it was canned on 28th February 2018. Poured into a MBCC 2018 stemmed tasting glass.

Appearance: Dark dark brown to black colour with a half finger mocha head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Smokey, char, roasted malts, dark chocolate and milk chocolate.

Taste: Roasty malts, bitter dark chocolate, smoke/ashy, followed by creamy milk chocolate, with only a very small hint of maple and maybe even some dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: A nice and enjoyable Baltic Porter, but I’m not getting much of the maple that it is supposedly brewed with.

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Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color—traces of dark red are present near the edges of the glass. It poured with a thin dark tan head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell but is a little less roasty and has faint hints of burnt sugars and maple syrup from the barrel aging.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: It's a little disappointing this this beer didn't have more in the way of maple syrup, but it still tastes like a Baltic Porter. It is easy to drink as no alcohol is present in the taste.

Serving type: can

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

Photo of Knapp85
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eppie82
3.17/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vfgccp
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2/28/18, consumed 4/11/18

L: Deep, dark black with a big, very thick and creamy dark tan head that left a lot of thick lacing.

A: Primarily burnt caramel malts, heavy toasted bread, and maple syrup. Some lighter notes of the barrel aging and dark fruits round things out.

T: Pretty much follows aroma spot on with a fuller flavor. Stronger notes of the dark fruits.

F: Medium, maybe a bit thin, smooth, creamy, solid bitterness.

O: Really enjoyed this collab. brew with Finback. The base is a strong, complex porter, and the barrel aged maple gives it a nice unique finish.

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

Photo of spark3148857
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can poured into a pub glass

A: Pours nearly black with a frothy tan head that settles to a thin layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Roasty, dark dried fruit, dark bitter chocolate, burnt toast, dark sugar, molasses, faint maple, and the slightest hint of barrel.

T: Roasty, dark chocolate, dark fruit, burnt toast, molasses, and subtle maple with just the faintest barrel presence.

M: Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy.

O: Maple is more subtle than I was hoping for, but it provides a nice accent. Solid stout.

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Black Tide from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 15 ratings