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Baltic Porter | The Bobcat Café & Brewery

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Baltic PorterBaltic Porter

Brewed by:
The Bobcat Café & Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A deep, dense and thoughtful beer with many layers of flavors, from sweet and soothing maltiness to hints of chocolate character and background. All co-mingle into a smooth, silky flavor that is contemplative but robust. While this beer was top fermented keeping true to historic roots of the style, the brew was conditioned as a bottom fermented variation, producing a softer roundness in the final product.

23 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 07-07-2009

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by laurastradford:
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a frothy white head managing to dissipate at a good pace. Mild lacing. The aroma starts off with a huge sweet milk chocolate base. Crisp nutty notes follow in. Dark fruits play with some dark chocolate. The flavor yields to the sweet side with a soft smooth bitterness from the dark chocolate. Dark fruits seem to fall back way more. Lingering robust dark chocolate plays with the sweet side in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a spectacular sessionability about it. ABV seems well hidden. Overall, I liked this one a lot for me as the ABV doesn’t seem as pronounced as in other Baltic porters. Also, the dark fruits really don’t make any noise in this one so much, so another quality somewhat missing from this. Still, something about it that I would love to come back to.

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Photo of SupremePie
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of dunix
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Bierman9
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snagged a 12oz glass of this ($5.00) on 07APR12 during a visit with Alewife.

My tulip was fileld with a deep, dark, opaque brown bier, oily thick in its appearance. Had minimal head, mostly a smidge of bubbles clinging to the edges, with little to no lacing. The nose was rather mild, with some roasty bitterness wafting forth. Body was good, a nice medium, and it felt good traversing the tongue.

Light sweetness first alit on the palate, with some dark choco and roasty notes. A bit of espresso action and bitterness mixed in, along with some earthiness and a touch of floral hopping at the finish. Not overly complex, but well-made nonetheless. It gets much better as it warms. Prosit!!

3.88/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of thekevlarkid
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off the tap in Bristol this beer was an opaque black color with one finger of tan head. The retention was very good, especially as a skim and collar and the lacing equally solid. The aroma was sweet, chocolate malt, molasses and roasted malt. The flavors were similar with the added elements of dark caramel, coffee and tobacco. The chocolate was big and well defined, reminiscent of a Tootsie Roll candy, yet the beer finished surprisingly clean! The mouthfeel was smooth and rich, the body full and the carbonation good. I really liked this beer, all the flavors elements were there, it looked good and it hit the style (including a whopping 8.3% ALC!) right on mark. Totally recommended -even if a little dangerous!

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Baltic Porter from The Bobcat Café & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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