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

BA SCORE
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371 Ratings
Alaskan Baltic Porter (Pilot Series)Alaskan Baltic Porter (Pilot Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

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.

Added by ccrida on 04-27-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
371
Reviews:
219
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
42
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 371 |  Reviews: 219
Photo of daem3384
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of FalconOne
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.21/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Comes out dark brown, thin head, 1/3", lighter brown in color. Aroma drops massive alcohol blast, less dark fruit.

Taste brings the alcohol again, dark fruit bitterness, red wine notes, mouthfeel keeps dropping that bitterness. A little bit of anise. Just doesn't have the body to absorb this high level of relatively challenging stuff/style.

Found the bomber format to be expensive, excessive and not worthy of a repeat purchase.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benzalman
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerNW
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aged it for two years. More carbonation then I expected. Very nice smell with tons of sweet notes. Let beer warm up as it improves greatly.

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Photo of jrob21
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drknight
4.79/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Been aging this bottle (2008) in the 'Beerchives' since its purchase...Drinks like a fine Cognac!!

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Photo of unclekeith
4.5/5  rDev +9%

2008 drinking awesome right now. Viscous, sweet, cherry.

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Photo of cwelsh55
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Fievel
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Hopstout
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of tbone1384
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of deadliest
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of doom_deluise
4.8/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of Briken
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown and thin brown head with no retention. Oak, vanilla, and notes of cherry in the aroma. Strong vanilla and oak with some cherry and chocolate sweetness. Light warming. Strong oak dryness and sticky linger.

Perhaps needing additional aging, the oak is far to strong finishing after a wonderful flavor. The oak sucks all the moisture from your mouth as well as the flavor and your left with only a woody stickiness on the lips. It's great, until you swallow.

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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of assman79
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of funkyaudio
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of EgadBananas
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of FLima
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.75/5  rDev +15%

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.

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4.32/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.75/5  rDev +15%

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Alaskan Baltic Porter (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 371 ratings.
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