Desperate Times Baltic Porter

A chocolatey, roasty malt forward Baltic Porter that is full-bodied with a balanced bitterness. Deceptively easy drinking 8.7%. This is a perfect cool evening drinker or campfire sipper paired with ‘smores and family.

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ABV: 8.7% IBU: 36 SRM: 30.0

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Dark and chocolatey, Desperate Times  is our unique take on a Baltic Porter, a popular style in the Baltic region from bygone times. This beer features a malt/hop recipe similar to an American Imperial Porter, but is brewed with San Francisco Lager yeast, and lagered cold for several months, which gives it a sweeter, maltier and more bread flavour profile than an ale. Full-bodied with a balanced bitterness, this beer is surprisingly deceptive for its alcohol level.

Best Serving Temperature: 8-12C for best flavour and aroma.
Glassware Recommendation: Nonic pint, tumbler.
Tasting Notes
Appearance: Dark brown, transparent with a light tan head of fine bubbles.
Aroma: Malt and milk chocolate, spicy, earthy, floral hop character, mild alcohol, yeasty.
Flavour: Malty with a sweet, dark chocolate, and a hint of dry roast. Medium bitterness with a subtle but pleasing hop character, and earthy undertones from yeast. Some sweet alcohol character.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, pleasant bite from moderately-high carbonation. Quite smooth.
Notable Ingredients
Hops: Magnum for bittering, BC Goldings for aroma.
Malts: Munich, Pils, Golden Naked Oats, Special B, Crystal 75, Carafa Special III, Chocolate Malt (Red Shed).
Other: A California lager yeast gives this beer many aspects of its unique flavour profile.


  • Chocolate Malt (Red Shed)
  • Golden Naked Oats

Allergy Information

  • Wheat (Barley)