Style: Baltic Porter

ABV: 9.5

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Incendiary Brewing Company Smoked Maple Baltic Porter

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What the brewers say

“Baltic porter brewed with oak-smoked wheat and Vermont maple syrup.”

What our panel thought

“Moderate caramel, ripe plum, prune, rich dark chocolate, roast coffee, and light smoke aroma with black raisin chiming in quickly. Strong roast notes make it a style outlier, but the flavor is complex with caramel, toasty, and toffee malt notes, slight black licorice, hints of bacon smoke, moderate sweet chocolate, and lots of dark fruit—prunes, black raisins, plums, and black cherries. Extensively layered; the light maple notes push the mental association with sweetness, but it’s well balanced with a stern bitterness and substantial but clean alcohol. Dark fruits and toffee linger in the semisweet finish, yet it conveys a crisp lager fermentation character.”

What our editors thought

“Bold sweet smoke notes on the nose, like sweet honey ham or maple-coated bacon. The sip leads with softly bitter dark malt that morphs into a lingering bready sweetness. Intense but nuanced, rich yet coherent.”



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