Baltic Porter
Dirigo Brewing Company

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Baltic Porter
Ranked #100
Ranked #19,702
4.02 | pDev: 7.21%
Dirigo Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into grip shaped goblet: color is dark brown/black, no color or light coming through. Head is tan with fine bubbles and presented nearly 2 inches thick of the pour which seemed to be a temperature adjustment to the glass, head settled quickly to 1/4 inch top with some lacing on the glass.

Smell is lightly sweet, some chocolate, some roast, lightly molasses and toffee notes.

Taste is similar with sweet malt, some chocolate, some roast, light deeper sweet malt notes of molasses, light bitterness, no real hop character.

Mouthfeel is moderate with a light sweetness and fairly smooth initial finish, but the lingering presence seems draw up on the tongue - maybe this is the strength and the drying of the alcohol but seems a bit less smooth than some other stronger baltic porters.

Overall - presentation, aroma, and flavor are very good, with a slightly drying mouthfeel, still a good strong porter in the baltic porters style.

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Photo of brureview
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark opaque chocolate black color in a Stone Snifter with a 4 F head. Very nice looking beer.

Moderate aroma- light roasted malt anlight coffee.

Lighter body. Good for the style.

Excellent taste. Deep chocolate, roasted malt with a crisp bitterness.

I really like this beer and the approach. Jack’s Abby is leader in the style. This is very different.
More roasted malt, less subtle, good bitterness, and very drinkable.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

10 oz pour on tap into tulip glass.

A: Small soapy big bubbles off white head. Body is a dark brown almost black body with some light escaping the edges.

S: Roasted malts, some dark chocolate, a little alcohol maybe some light licorice. A light candied malts smell.

T: Sweet some roasted grains a good bit of dark chocolate mostly just sweet.

M: Thin a little watery carbonation is very subdued.

O: Not a very complex beer mostly just sweet. The beer needs a touch more body and a little more flavor. The alcohol that was hinted at in the nose is not present in the flavor.

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Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep brown with crimson highlights, two finger tan/off white head with great retention, nice lacing.

Aromas of roasty smoky malt, toffee, slight bakers chocolate, caramel, and coffee.

Tastes of big roasted malt, dark chocolate, dates, toffee, caramel, some raisin/prune. Light sweetness. Little piney hop and char bitterness lingers.

Medium bodied, decent carbonation, dry finish, alcohol is nicely hidden.

This is a real porter. It's dry, roasty, light hop presence, and light passes through it. Good old roasty deliciousness.

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Baltic Porter from Dirigo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 12 ratings