Style: Baltic Porter
Abv: 11,1 %
What about the beer?
Colour is black with a diminishing beige crown. Aroma has milk chocolate, vanilla, roast and coffee. Taste starts with sweet boozy roast. Sweet charred malts and milk chocolate take over with some coffee and vanilla flavours. Towards the end chocolate-malty sweetness gets joined with roasted smooth bitterness and spicy oak. Aftertaste has sweet vanillaish chocolate, bitter cocoa powder and malty roast.
Delicious sweet-spicy Imperial Baltic Porter. The bourbon barrel chips show their nature in flavour. Otherwise it’s smooth layers of chocolate supported by roast and vanilla. Excellent dessert brew. Top of the art once again by Ã”llenaut.
This is the 10th post of a beer brewed by this great Estonian brewery – hopefully the series continues*. Haven’t had an ordinary beer from them yet. All step out of the pack and have been excellent. So the song choice reflects my relationship with their brews.
Apocalyptica (feat. Brent Smith): Not Strong Enough (YouTube)
From the 2010 album 7th Symphony
, the song was written by Diane Warren.
* I count the whisky experiment with traditional Must Eksport in, because the beers chosen to the test were top of the notch brews. And other opinions don’t matter.