Baltic Porter
Alaskan Brewing Co.

Baltic PorterBaltic Porter
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Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
Baltic Porter
Ranked #32
Ranked #5,184
4.13 | pDev: 11.38%
Jul 04, 2023
Apr 27, 2007
This style shares many characteristics with a Russian Imperial Stout, at times the two are almost indistinguishable. Baltic Porter is full-bodied and jet-black in color with brilliant garnet highlights and a dense tan head. The smooth, deep maltiness is accentuated by raisin and licorice notes, as well as chocolate and mild coffee characters. A touch of cherry and dried fruit flavors are also evident with a mellow vanilla background rounding the finish. The oak brings hints of bourbon and hot toffee and contributes to the warmth of this richly flavorful beer.

53 IBU
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Rated: 2.9 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Jul 04, 2023
Rated: 3.9 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jan 15, 2023
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle. 2018 consumed in 2022. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of bubbly foam. It left some lacing. It smelled of roasted malt, toffee, caramel and rich chocolate. Nice boozy taste with chocolate, roasted malt and coffee flavors.
Jul 17, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jun 08, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Nov 14, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by Giggy from Michigan

Oct 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Baltic Porter from Alaskan Brewing. On room temperature shelf 18/3/21 at Tuscan Liquor & Deli, Grand Rapids, MI. $9.63 (Including tax)/22 oz bottle ($ 0.438/oz). Stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 16/6/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Stamped on front label “BEST BY YEAR 2025”. Served at 49.6 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 58.1 degrees.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Amber Brown (SRM 18), clear.
Body – Brown (SRM 20) muddy and opaque. When rear-lite, still opaque.
Head – Small (Maximum 2.5 cm, aggressive center pour), goldenrod, high density, average retention, diminishing to a seven mm crown fed around the complete circumference by aggressive carbonation, and a thick complete cap. Second pour produces a dense 2.2 cm head.
Lacing – Good. Alternating thick and thin rings of near-microscopic bubbles.
Aroma – 3 – Begins and ends with faint brown sugar, no hops, faint roasted malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins slightly sweet with some brown sugar and some roasted malt flavors. No cherries, no vanilla, no hops, no yeast, and no ethanol (9.8 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, approaching creamy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.5 Pretty much an average example of the porter-stout spectrum, balanced between sweetness from the brown sugar and a slight tannic bitterness from the oak chips. Cherry, one of my favorite fruits and flavors, is totally missing and the vanilla is below my level of detection. Still, surprisingly reasonably priced. One I would select again if the price were compatible and the vintage different.
Jun 16, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Midnight black pour with tan highlight and ring. Earthy and smoky on the nose, dark chocolate and dried black cherry with leather support. Taste has caramel, dried fruit and earth leading, bit of cola, char and bitter smoke finishing, seems to clash a little with the sweet and bitter. Feel is thin for style, maltwork is shortlived, somewhat harsh. It's ok but easily not one of the 19 best baltic porters I have had
Apr 06, 2021
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle
2020 release
L: dark brown body with maybe a slight reddish hue; thin tan head
S: fruitcake, cherry, vanilla, dark grain, dark fruit, bread, caramel, oak
T: liquid fruitcake here; bread crust, cherry, raisin, plum, caramel, vanilla, oak, tobacco, spice, white pepper, earthy hops
F: full body, moderate carbonation, alcohol is warming, excellently balanced with a semi-dry peppery finish with a hint of cherry lingering
O: SO much complexity with this one!
Mar 24, 2021
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 02, 2020
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Rated by cratez from Canada (ON)

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Rating from notes. Consumed Summer 2012. "Very good, but too boozy and one dimensionally malty to be great."
Jan 25, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by BlueSpader from Washington

Nov 25, 2019
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Reviewed by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Black pour with a finger of khaki head.
Smells of roasty malts and dark chocolate.
Taste is dark roasty malts, toffee, dark fruits, also getting lots of oaky/almost BA notes.
Medium to full body, smooth.
Overall a very enjoyable porter.
Aug 18, 2019
Rated: 4.57 by cstasek from Indiana

Jun 20, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by youknow__thefarmer from Texas

May 03, 2019
Rated: 4 by Musineer from Texas

Apr 27, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by TryThemAllOnce from California

Feb 14, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 24, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jan 15, 2019
Baltic Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 423 ratings