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Rating: 2.5

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Overstating its ‘wintry setting,’ bottom-fermented dry lagering provides dark-roasted chocolate malting to black licorice slipstream and soured cola-walnut acridity. Lacks distinction of Dominion’s best offerings.

Rating: 3.5

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Solid Baltic Porter/ India Pale Ale hybrid (not far removed from a Cascadian dark ale) brings pine-fruited hop spicing, latent wood burnt bittering and earthen herbal respite to sweet mocha molasses sugaring. At its center, tangy grapefruit-pineapple-melon-cherry conflux contrasts dark chocolate malting. Clandestine hazelnut-chestnut-walnut conflux and mild maple molasses nuance fill out backend. Well-balanced medium-full body introduced in 2012 just after trendy Black IPA fad settled down a tad.

    

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Rating: 3.5

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Worthy 2012 limited edition Baltic porter hybrid plies cocoa-dried chocolate malting and black coffee bittering to subtle blood orange peel bittering that’s pleasingly overwhelmed by peaty mulch composting. Dark chocolate-roasted cocoa nibs influence fortifies dusky mocha finish.

Rating: 3

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On tap at Barcade, medium-bodied obsidian-hued porter brings beechwood-like smokiness to burnt-toasted dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, and coffee bean influence. Tobacco-charred walnut roast and earthen hop oils deplete initial smoked wood surface.

Rating: 2.5

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On tap, soft-textured dry porter relies more on soy-sauced dried fruiting than expected mocha malting. Sun-dried fig, plum, and pomegranate illusions inundate soured frontage. Mossy peat-smoked earthen dewing nabs stove-burnt coffee and flaked chocolate subsidy.

Rating: 2.5

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Peculiar medium-bodied Baltic porter loses initial black chocolate-kissed coffee roast to oily hop-charred walnut sharpness and trifling dried fruit sourness. Closer to a precarious schwarzbier with its musky caramel-malted creaminess, dry cocoa-powdered piquancy, and tannic black cherry tartness. Ashy cardboard backdrop fades abruptly to buttery soy cocoa finish. Perplexingly meandering.…

Rating: 3.5

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Creamy Baltic-styled dry-bodied ebony porter offers deep burnt coffee bitterness to milky vanilla-chocolate richness, accruing black licorice snip to woody bottom. Dissipated chicory-espresso finish picks up chestnut-roasted barley toasting overwhelming luscious butterscotch snippet beneath surface.…

Rating: 4

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Strong dark Polish porter aids sweet barleywine lead-in with favorable oncoming brown chocolate creaminess and thick maple syrup richness for truly original full-bodied peculiarity.…

Rating: 3.5

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Creamy burgundy-hued chocolate-roasted porter blitzed by sweet sticky caramel fizz and hazelnut coarsening. Though lacking robustness, distinct barleywine subtleties and bitter hop tranquility outline prune-to-chocolate finish, nearly making up for overall watery softness.

Rating: 3

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Strong prune entry receives dry barleywine assurance as sugarplum, fig, and raisin embellish molasses-honeyed caramel malting. But lack of mocha richness and an indigent finish lighten unassuming 6.8% alcohol flow of apprehensive turbidly copper-hazed porter.…

Rating: 3

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Bitter Chinook hops activate smoked nuttiness and prune souring of unconventional pitch-black porter. Oak-dried cherry pucker reinforces raspberry puree midst until tar-like acridity overwhelms parched cocoa chalkiness and baker’s chocolate wither to clean watered ice coffee finish.…

Rating: 3.5

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Obtuse smoked porter furnishes dryly oiled hop roast for burnt hickory-cedar singe, earthen peat smudge, soy bean drift, and black tea nuance. Sweet brown chocolate resonates beneath commencing bitterness as dried prune-fig souring and overripe black cherry tartness sneak in through bottom.…

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