Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Old Dominion Baltic Porter
Dominion's Baltic Poter poured a dark brown color with a finger width tan head. The aroma is malty with a bit of smoke. The body is smooth, and a low level of carbonation. The mouthfeel is malty, a little chaulk like with some smoke on the backend. There are faint notes of chocolatey brown malt and dark fruit. The finish is dry, with little bitterness.
Overall, this is an average to above average beer for its style. I am not the biggest Baltic Porter fan but this has a smooth mellowness that is nice. A little more complexity would bump this up a notch, but you could do much worse.