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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
outstanding

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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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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-21-2014 20:04:47 | More by RevCraig
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Elprico

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-28-2013 15:01:46 | More by Elprico
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-12-2013 20:38:11 | More by BobZ
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dwitt24

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-07-2013 03:54:41 | More by dwitt24
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

11-22-2013 01:20:59 | More by XmnwildX12
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bcm75

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-10-2013 02:47:01 | More by bcm75
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mkh895

Arizona

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-03-2013 03:32:29 | More by mkh895
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MykeJ

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-27-2013 01:58:07 | More by MykeJ
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-12-2013 02:14:05 | More by livingtodie
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-09-2013 20:13:46 | More by dfhhead25
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

10-07-2013 18:57:22 | More by BMart
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2012 vintage. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, dark bread, brown sugar, toast, cherry, raisin, vanilla, toffee, oak, clove, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes with the cherry/brown sugar/vanilla additions and oak; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, toast, dark bread, roasted malt, light coffee, cherry, raisin, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, oak, clove, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, toast, roasted malt, light coffee, raisin, cherry, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, oak, clove, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors with the flavor and oak additions; with huge robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and moderately silky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible Baltic porter style! All around awesome balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt with flavor additions and oak; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

10-01-2013 05:10:21 | More by superspak
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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -3.8%

09-23-2013 04:49:27 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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bcostner1

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

09-01-2013 11:16:22 | More by bcostner1
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-21-2013 02:00:45 | More by thebigredone
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-18-2013 05:06:59 | More by Kopfschuss
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Beerlover

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.2%

This is an absolutely amazing beer! I've had 3 bottles of the 2012 vintage and the flavor complexity of this beer is out of this world! each time I tried it, it had been aged for several months longer .i had one pretty fresh and I would recommend waiting at least 4 to 6 months before cracking it if you only have 1 bottle....maybe even a year if you have some paitience. right now I'm drinking a bottle from the beginning of 2012 which makes it well over a year and a half old, in this bottle the cherries are really coming to the front of this with some vanilla, tasting almost like a mild sour or even a good framboise with much more complexity and maltyness. last time I had it about 6 months ago the oakiness and heat of booze was most noticeable with some brown sugar.... this is such an amazing example of a Baltic porter and my favorite by far to date of this style.

08-17-2013 03:54:47 | More by Beerlover
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.51/5  rDev -15.6%

Alaskan Baltic porter pours a rich deep red brown. It's not overtly thick and let's plenty of light through on the sides but has a hard time making it all the way through the center. A tan head comes and goes quickly, quietly and disappointingly.

The nose is roasty and sweet with hints of stone fruits. Not a distinct malt scent but a mix of fruit, booze, brown sugar and caramel. The sugar is almost a candied smell that reminds me of Belgian quads.

Slick on the tongue and very reminiscent of the smell. The same dark fruit and brown sugar mixed with roasted, toast flavored malts. Cherries lead the way and are followed by a caramelized coating and finish.

Mildly carbonated with an oil like mouthfeel. Smooth and thick feeling as it coats your face hole. The feel is my favorite part of this brew. I find it to be weak for a porter and kind of confused with its identity. A good brew but too sweet for my taste. I'd rather a porter go more roasted grain then sugary.

08-15-2013 22:36:01 | More by jbphoto88
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Samaurer23

California

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

07-29-2013 20:45:41 | More by Samaurer23
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RangnaR

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-14-2013 20:00:14 | More by RangnaR
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -14.7%

Appearance: A billowing head settles in, stout-like, on the fudge brown liquid and does a nice job lacing the glass

Smell: Chocolate-covered cherries, vanilla and oak, all underpinned by a brown sugary base malt

Taste: Sweet, booze-soaked chocolate-covered cherries, with a growing harsh, ashy character that really dominates the middle; the vanilla appears, after the swallow, along with more chocolate in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, with moderate carbonation, and a harsh, boozy burn in the finish

Overall: If only the beer tasted as good as it smells; I found this to be an adventurous failure, as the adjuncts dominate rather than supplement the beer

Thanks, kemoarps, for the opportunity

06-15-2013 00:29:01 | More by brentk56
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itracy63

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-02-2013 01:51:38 | More by itracy63
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-29-2013 18:55:32 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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steevbr

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-24-2013 20:18:38 | More by steevbr
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-19-2013 03:49:38 | More by jdkitchi
Alaskan Baltic Porter (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.