Porter Culture

Texas
United States
Hops and Grain Beer Porter Culture
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

PORTER CULTURE is a Baltic Porter that starts with a base of German 2 Row and Munich malts and we layer in chocolate wheat and de-bittered black malt to provide flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, raisins and just a hint of roast. Appropriately hopped to provide a crisp bitterness in the finish and fermented with our house lager yeast to provide a neutral yeast profile that stays out of the way and lets the malts take center stage.

Profile

ABV: 
6.6%
IBUs: 
35
Served at: 
48° F
Hops: 
Perle
Malts: 
German Two-Row, Munich
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

This Baltic Porter has a very pleasant and complex aroma that includes floral hops, mild stone fruit aromatics, rich chocolaty malt, hints of burnt roast and a touch of vanilla. A very slight alcohol aroma can also be detected. It is a near-black color that suspends a light head of small, tan bubbles along the edge of the glass. The vanilla in the aroma is detectable in the flavor also. Some plum and overripe red cherry is just perceptible. The malts are chocolaty and slightly sweet, balanced with appropriate hop bitterness in the finish. The roast and hops intermingle and linger nicely. The finish is slightly dry, despite the fullness of the body, probably from the dark grains and a very slight tannic astringency. All of this makes for a very enjoyable and incredibly well-made Baltic Porter. If you see this one, you better grab it while you can.