Friday, February 20, 2015

Baltic Porter

Previously available in the brewery’s Big Beer series Smuttynose’s Baltic Porter is now available through the year in 12-ounce bottles. The beer pours with an inky dark brown coloration and little to nothing in the way of head. The initial sip will provide imbibers with a phenolic opening and a sweeter backdrop. Hints of dark fruits, vanilla, and tinges of whiskey make for a complex constellation that presents itself variously as individuals continue along.


A blend of sweet and bitter concludes each quaff, allowing the Baltic Porter to keep coherent and fresh from beginning to end. Any alcohol bite is hidden well amongst the malt and wheat body. Due to this, the beer is something to sip rather than to wash down The beer is able to warm up extremely well, intensifying rather than watering down the panoply of facets that exist in each bottle.

The Baltic Porter is available throughout the year in 4-packs from your local beer store stocking Smuttynose efforts, and is the perfect choice after coming in from a cold winter’s day. For more information concerning Smuttynose’s year-round and additional seasonal beers, visit their website at .

Rating: 9.0/10

Baltic Porter / Smuttynose Brewing / 9.0% / /