After successive releases exploring pastry stouts, dark sours and turning beer into rum & cola, Reckless Brewing have gone a little more traditional. Having said that, their Baltic Porter might be based on the historic Euro style, but it has a few Bathurst-brewed twists.
For one, the dark beer nudges the upper echelon of where the dark lager style sits, with the 10.5 percent ABV bringing touch of warmth and a boozy sweetness. It’s a combination that blends seamlessly with rich lashing of toffee, chocolate and raisin and adding to Baltic’s decadence is a lush body brought by oat malts. Speaking of malt, the manuka-smoked variety that was added takes you to a campfire while enjoying umami-laden food and makes Baltic Porter a wonderful journey to drink. Better yet, if you’d like to see where that voyage goes next, there may or may not already be some of the beer ageing in barrels.
Published July 4, 2023 2023-07-04 00:00:00