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Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter - Scratch Brewing Company

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Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 5.53%
Wants: 0
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Scratch Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: seedsofchaos on 03-15-2013)
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jhighlandbrewing, Mar 23, 2013
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Photo of seedsofchaos
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%

The brewery describes this one as a Baltic Porter aged in Chambourcin barrels from Alto Vineyards (a local Southern Illinois winery).

Formidable in appearance, Scratch's Baltic Porter is a dark "black" coffee, high SRM, brown (with just minor hints of dark reds/maroons in the sunlight). A decent 1/2" khaki-colored head adorns my goblet but quickly settles to a persistent skimming of tan bubbles. Served a bit warm, the nose is muted but malty sweetness is soon followed by light toasted oak and cherry-esque fruitiness.

Personal preference dictates that this beer should be a bit more full-bodied and complex. At 6.0% the mouthfeel is a bit watery for the style and a lack of complexities such as dark fruits melded with nuttiness, toffee, etc is a small letdown. The clean and smooth nature of this brew make it very drinkable and the flavor that is going on, simple as it may be, is quite nice: malt, muted cherries, light oak, light toast, dash of hoppy spice, good dryness... Not bad... But I want a ballsy Baltic Porter!

Overall, a decent beer from a fledgling local brewery that consistently puts out good beers. Definitely keep your eye out on Scratch. Only good can come from these offerings.

seedsofchaos, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

acc88, Aug 26, 2013
Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter from Scratch Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.