Today I went to see The Hobbit, in 3D. I had heard it was good but not great, and after loving the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, I hoped it would be worth the wait.
AND IT WAS AWESOME! I know I’m late to the game here, but man was that an epic movie. Lots of prequel-type details leading up to the original three LOTR movies, too. If you can, go see it in 3D. A little girl one row in front of me literally reached out to try and grab things off the screen three time during the movie.
Anyway, onto the beer, which is why you’re reading this post. Today I’m reviewing Dominion Brewery’s Baltic Porter. It’s their winter seasonal, billed as a way to warm you up on a winter night, and promises licorice, toffee, chocolate, and rye. Sign me up!
The pour is what you’d expect – pitch black, with little to no foam crown. This brew is barely carbonated, and smells like it means business. I got the standard toasted malt backbone aroma, and definitely picked up hints of licorice.
Tastewise, this brew walks the winter walk. A sweet roasted malty goodness runs throughout the taste from start to finish, accented by licorice up front, rye through the middle, and a nutty toffee flavor on the end note. There’s a lot of mouthfeel with this brew, and the final note sticks around your taste buds for a while.
Overall, this is another good offering from Dominion. It was definitely a bit better than I expected, and I’d recommend it to LIBA nation. There’s also a respectable 6.8% ABV here, enough to keep me warm tonight. Cheers!