Style: Baltic Porter

ABV: 9.1 IBU: 33.0

91/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Hardywood Baltic Sunrise

What the brewers say

“Hardywood Baltic Sunrise is conditioned on locally roasted coffee beans from Black Hand Coffee Company in Richmond, Virginia. Our Baltic porter is an invigorating, full-bodied lager with a bold aroma of freshly brewed coffee preceding notes of bittersweet chocolate, hints of dark cherry, and a malty smooth finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Major coffee, but not harsh or acidic. Some roasted malt and semisweet chocolate in the background. Coffee adds an almost smoky character. Grassy hops.”

Flavor: “Clean. Roast chocolate and coffee. Light green pepper. Mild supporting hops balance the malt and coffee. Nice coffee flavors, medium sweet.”

Overall: “Well-balanced with good malt complexity that is accentuated nicely by the coffee addition. This is the highway centerline of coffee porters: straight down the middle. Zone out and go.”

What our editors thought

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