Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Riprap Baltic Porter | Barrier Brewing Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by greybeardloon on 07-08-2011

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 30
Reviews by greybeardloon:
Photo of greybeardloon
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown with an off-white head. I'm not getting much lacing.

S: Sweet, slightly fruity malt with a hint of chocolate.

T: Rich maltiness that's like the smell with some dark fruit. There's a touch of char at the back end, along with some hops, that balance the chocolaty sweetness. The char and and earthy hops linger nicely, and the hops really come through on the finish. This is a fully flavored, but still quafable, porter, and the flavors are well integrated. A well designed beer.

M: Medium for the style.

O: It's hot and insanely muggy right now, but I'm having no problem drinking this porter.

 618 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of CraigMack61
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pretty black with a two fingers of tan head. It lingers for a while leaving some patchy lacing down the glass.

S: Caramel, coffee, burnt toasted notes.

T: Follows the nose. There's a little heat. I've never had a baltic that doesn't.

F: Moderately carbonated, medium to full bodied.

O: This was nice. I had more than one.

 340 characters

Photo of Bieniek30
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look is pitch black with a tan latte colored head.

Aroma is rich roast. Like a very dark roast coffee. Slight raw cane sugar sweetness.

Taste is like a Cuban espresso. Intense roast coffee but with a pervading sweetness.

They must have upped the abv on this beer, but at 8% you don't feel any of it.

 303 characters

Photo of Dylanjf
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of thudean
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is very dark brown when viewed from afar—reddish hues are visible near the edge of the glass when held up to the light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose along with notes of smoke and iodine.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but there are also notes of chocolate malts and hints of cola.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite flavorful for being a lighter-bodied Baltic Porter.

 652 characters

Photo of kkazemi
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hirshi
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of BKBassist
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of BigOldOaf
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of KHarz
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of kojevergas
3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5


2 characters

Photo of xungmound98
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Takeanotherswing
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of JKV96
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of beerdrinker4life
2.88/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Excited to try some limited brews here. Seems like more and more breweries popping up these days.

This one poured out like a cup of coffee. It even had a beige head on it too. It did not smell like coffee though. Unless you put booze in your coffee. Hah! Had a real robust alcohol and medicine smell. The taste was very full-bodied and rich. Kind of syrupy actually. A little bit too much sugar for me.

I was hoping there to be much more hops in the end too. But this was just a little bit too meaty for me. All in all a decent beer I guess but nothing I would get too excited about.

 586 characters

Photo of rodemey2
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of VonZipper
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 02/15/15 notes. On tap at Mission Delores in Brooklyn.

Pours a deep dark black color with only a hint of brown, one inch of dark tan head and
Toasted malts, roasted malts, chocolate, dark bakers chocolate. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall good, but not my favorite porter or Barrier beer.

 309 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Riprap Baltic Porter from Barrier Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!