Danzig

Virginia
United States
Danzig by Devils Backbone Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A Baltic-style porter that blends a strong English porter with a Germanic lager approach. This fairly robust, strong black lager has notes of chocolate and coffee with hints of caramelized sugar.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
28
Hops: 
Northern Brewer, Tettnang
Malts: 
Pilsner, Vienna, Dark Munich, Brown, Chocolate Wheat, Caramel, Carafa II Special
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Judged as a 9C Strong European Beer, Baltic Porter per the 2015 style guidelines provided by the Beer Judge Certification Program.

A rich chocolate malt aroma with coffee-like undertones are immediately evident upon first pour. Lager yeast notes are also present and add a pleasant complementary touch.

This beer poured a dark brown (almost black) color with a light tan head that fell off somewhat several minutes after the initial pour.

The flavor, as was the case in the aroma, is reminiscent of quality dark chocolate with a light roast and a grainy malt character that is closely associated with beers that carry a multi-layered grain bill. Hops are earthy in nature and contribute in only a minimal way -- as per BJCP style guidelines.

A thin- to medium- bodied beer that was very smooth over the tongue with just a touch of alcoholic warmth and no astringency.

Robust in nature and full flavored, this is a beer sure to warm your innards on a frosty January night.

Brewery Introduction

One might say the spark for the idea behind the brewery happened in 1992 with a visit to Cortina, Italy. Founders, Steve and Heidi Crandall were on a ski trip and were introduced to a German beer called Weihenstephan. This first real “craft” beer experience started a trend in the Crandall... Read More

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