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.
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.|
|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.|
|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
- Wheat (Barley)