Alaskan Baltic Porter
From Alaskan Brewing Co. – “This beer is all about the ingredients,” says Alaskan brewer Michael King. “A ridiculous amount of hand-peeled and seeded whole gourmet Madagascar vanilla beans were used along with nearly 500 pounds of dark black cherries and a variety of specialty malts to create a dynamic and smooth experience. Aging on toasted French oak and the addition of vanilla beans during fermentation really round out the flavor.”
Alaskan Brewing – Alaskan Baltic Porter – 22. oz. bottle poured into a goblet.9.8% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany with a decent tan layer of froth.
Aroma: Sweet cherry, and very faint roast.
Taste: A great pronounced balance of cherry, vanilla and oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.
Overall: One of the best beers I have had this year, and surely my favorite from Alaskan. An amazing use of oak and cherries.