Crooked Stave Cof­fee Baltic Porter

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Porter -

LOC: Den­ver, Colorado ABV: 9% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Part of our Lim­ited Re­lease Se­ries, this fo­cuses on the art of cof­fee roast­ing, show­cas­ing the unique­ness of this sin­gle in­gre­di­ent. Through con­di­tion­ing of our Baltic porter with freshly roasted beans, we strive for a bal­anced cof­fee char­ac­ter, adding dark su­gar, plum, and co­coa notes.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Nice fruity cof­fee char­ac­ter, hints of roast and choco­late, and faint dark fruit. Re­ally nice and invit­ing.” Fla­vor: “Pretty sweet over­all. Lots of choco­late and caramel. Some dry toasti­ness on the fin­ish, with maybe a bit of soy sauce. Bit­ter­ness comes pri­mar­ily from the roast. The cof­fee ad­di­tions are re­ally well done and ac­cen­tu­ate the roast char­ac­ter and add some sub­tle un­der­ly­ing fruiti­ness.” Over­all: “Fan­tas­tic aroma. The cof­fee ad­di­tions add a lot of pleas­ant com­plex­ity through­out, but the bal­ance is a bit too sweet over­all leav­ing a heavy, al­most cloy­ing fin­ish.”

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