Bourbon Barrel Aged Organic Baltic Porter | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

no score
Awaiting More Ratings
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thain709 on 06-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Dirtdog1589
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of orangesol
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the firkin into a goblet at the SGB 14th Anniversary Celebration.

A - Pours deep turbid brown with a few hints of ruby with no head to speak of leaving no lacing down the glass.

S - Lots of butterscotch and toffee right off the bat. Sweet smelling but not to the point of being overpowering. Plenty of woody oak mixes well with the warming bourbon. A bit of booze comes thru as it begins to warm but it is hidden well.

T - Huge amounts of caramel and toffee up front giving way slowly to a nice warming sensation from the bourbon and oak. Finish is a bit dry and woody with some lingering sweetness. Alcohol begins to come out a bit more as it warms but it does not overwhelm the other flavors.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderately low carbonation. Creamy feel with plenty of lingering candied sugar clings to the pallet.

D - Very high. Another great barrel aged beer from Selin's Grove. I loved the wee heavy and this was just as good. A touch too sweet for my liking but overall one of the best barrel aged baltic porters I have had.

 1,057 characters

Photo of Deuane
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Special gravity poured firkin for the SGB 14th Anniversary Celebration!

A-Dark, luminous copper with ruby highlights. A medium tan head reduces to a thin veil of foam and leaves spotty lace.

S-Primary notes of butterscotch and caramel with supporting secondary of sweet vanilla and oak dryness.

T-Tons of caramel and toffee up front with supporting notes of prune, raisin and cherry in the background. Alcohol presence is noticeable and does not overwhelm the other flavours. Oak astringency adds dryness in the finish.

M-Medium bodied viscous, silky and SUPER smooth. This has the feel of a liquefied caramel candy. An absolute treat in your almost don't want to swallow it!

D-A delicious barrel-aged treat from SGB that was a present for the patrons at the 14th Anniversary party. Wonderful caramel flavours with that super smoothness made for a mighty fine drinking brew. It did throw it's weight around though and let it's ABV known in the end.

 967 characters

Photo of ffejherb
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to see this on cask at SGB on 11/5/10.

A - Dark amber liquid with deep garnet hues and a solid two-finger frothy tan crown of foam on top that retained well and deposited some faint specks of lace around the glass.

S - Aroma suggests very strong notes of toffee and caramel with secondary hints of vanilla and subtle bourbon notes as well as traces of oak and wood.

T - Flavor is heavy on butterscotch and toffee, giving the Baltic Porter a rich, sweet character. Dark fruit emerges in the backend, which adds a bit of tanginess to the mix. Hop bitterness is very minimal. Finishes with a moderate bourbon bite that becomes more apparent as the liquid warmed up.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth, silky texture that's not watery in the least. Warm and pleasant on the palate, and not too sharp at all, although it might be a tad sweet.

D - While this bourbon barrel-aged treat from SGB isn't quite as awesome as the Wee Heavy, this is still pretty damn solid. I look forward to more BBA offerings from SGB in the future!

 1,030 characters

Photo of thain709
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Barrel aged on Tennessee whiskey

A - The beer poured with a black body and a thin light brown head...the head didn't retain much which was appropriate with the aging...some lacing clang to the glass

S - Whiskey was apparent right off the bat...I smelled it from a few feet away but it never became too overpowering to me...chocolate notes were mixed in as well

T - Again the whiskey is very present but it never overpowers the other flavors going just lets you know that it's there and it leaves with a little burn...the chocolate really shines through the whiskey flavors...I was pleased the porter part of the beer wasn't lost...some dark fruit and smokey flavors also linger

M - Medium bodied...slick and smooth on the palate...the growler sat just a little and it added a lower level of carbonation that really made the beer feel good

D - I'm happy that tnip23 shared a growler of this with me...I was able to have two offerings...not sure of the ABV but it was sneaky...between 8% - 9%...a great one-off from SGB with characteristics from the barrels and the porter standing out

 1,106 characters

Bourbon Barrel Aged Organic Baltic Porter from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.