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Alaskan Baltic Porter (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Baltic Porter (Pilot Series)Alaskan Baltic Porter (Pilot Series)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

351 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 149
Gots: 42 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alaskan Baltic Porter is a deep, dense beer with an intricate array of aromas and flavors derived from substantial amounts of specialty malts, dark black cherries and whole gourmet vanilla beans. Aging on toasted French oak adds further complexity.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 04-27-2007)
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-29-2014 02:44:34 | More by EgadBananas
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FLima

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Deepest black color with a thin caramel head.
Bold aroma of vanilla, oak, cherries and cocoa.
Flavor with notes of vanilla, cherries, roasted and smoked malts, oak, cocoa, licorice, char and lots of dark fruits.
Full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9.8% is superbly well hidden.
Excellent beer with good malty and fruity complexity in both nose and mouth. You can really feel the added ingredients, but they were carefully balanced not to over excel one over another. Recommendable.

08-22-2014 21:38:46 | More by FLima
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Motleydrunk56

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

22 oz Bomber.This was recommended by a beer geek that worked at Bev Mo to me.I have to say that I am going to start listening to those people a little more.This is the Best Porter I have ever tasted.Beautiful brown color in the 20 oz firestone glass.I was sitting in the house listening to The Who live at the isle of wight and I could not believe how good this was.I guess this is very hard to find the date was 2012 on the bottle.If you can still find this Please do.You will not be disappointed.This Porter Rocks.And so does The Who.Rock on with the good beers.Motley out.

08-20-2014 03:32:02 | More by Motleydrunk56
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rudedude985

California

4.32/5  rDev +3.8%

08-19-2014 23:29:33 | More by rudedude985
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-13-2014 19:52:42 | More by DaftCaskBC
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Big_Dave

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2014 07:34:52 | More by Big_Dave
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2014 06:06:40 | More by zestar
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lisa_mayfield

Alaska

3/5  rDev -27.9%

07-26-2014 09:36:01 | More by lisa_mayfield
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-02-2014 18:17:40 | More by GClarkage
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sharpski

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-26-2014 01:29:50 | More by sharpski
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lebriarjr

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-23-2014 20:39:52 | More by lebriarjr
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-15-2014 23:16:25 | More by williamjbauer
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-09-2014 15:04:48 | More by paulys55
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Auslander

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-04-2014 21:31:05 | More by Auslander
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-02-2014 13:19:54 | More by ToadiesForCody
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-01-2014 13:20:36 | More by wrightst
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gnaztee

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-28-2014 04:24:15 | More by gnaztee
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-25-2014 02:24:08 | More by PappyVans
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ChaseBeer

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-08-2014 01:31:54 | More by ChaseBeer
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-27-2014 18:41:47 | More by DaveMiller
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-23-2014 14:12:25 | More by afsdan
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Joecaddie

Delaware

5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-28-2014 02:26:08 | More by Joecaddie
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%

From: France 44, Minneapolis, MN
Date: 2012a on label
Glass: Tulip

A heavily oaked and vanilla, cherry-infused baltic porter, Alaskan's take on the style is unique, quite appetizing, easily drinkable, and complex, though certainly rather far from a traditional baltic porter. It is not a lager, nor particularly focused on its roasted malt components, instead letting the oak, base malt sweetness, cherry, and vanilla rise above all that might be roasted and dark. An interesting and enjoyable beer, probably the best I have had from Alaskan at this point. Would pick up again, if seen.

Pours a 2cm tall head of light tan foam, made up of small-sized bubbles that yield a frothy appearance, that quickly fades to nothing in under one minute. Lacing is modest, a few patches of small dots and lines cling to the walls of the glass. Body is a dark brown to black color, with light bringing about little change aside from a slight brown-orange hue around the perimeter of the beer. Carbonation not visible through the opaque body.

Aroma of strong oak, modest roasted malt character yielding cocoa, mild vanilla and cherries, and slight ethanol. There's quite a bit going on here, none of it unpleasant, but it's more like an oaked, fruity dark beer than a baltic porter.

Overall flavor is of base malt sweetness mixed with strong oak and moderate ethanol, prune-like esters, cherry, vanilla, and accents of roasted malts (cocoa, charred toast). Front of palate tastes oak, base malt sweetness, sweet cherries, vanilla, and mild roasted malt contributing a touch of sweetened cocoa. Mid-palate of base malt sweetness with strong oak, ethanol, sweet cherries, vanilla, and mild roasted malt character yielding charred toast and sweet cocoa. Back of palate experiences base malt sweetness, heavy oak and prune esters, slight roasted malt yielding burnt toast and cocoa, and ethanol. Aftertaste of intense prune-like flavor and sweetness, slight smokiness and char, roasted coffee beans, and fairly obvious ethanol.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a smooth (4/5) and slightly foamy (1/5) mouthfeel that is appropriate for the sipping nature of the beer and within stylistic expectations. Surprisingly minor ethanol burn or heat on the palate/throat/nostrils. Closes dry, with heavy stickiness on the palate.

02-25-2014 08:26:41 | More by falloutsnow
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-24-2014 04:15:07 | More by anteater
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-21-2014 06:00:19 | More by DMB
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Alaskan Baltic Porter (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.