Toasted Porter

Face the Darkness

Aromatic Icelandic roasted coffee subtly bands together with toasted malt undertones to create our take on Baltic Porter. Using lager yeast, this beautiful dark chocolate-colored brew is crisp but smooth on the palate with rich and roasty aromas of cocoa, a whiff of roasted coffee, and a long toasty malt finish. Medium-bodied and sessionable, this sinister-looking dark beer is perfect for cool winter nights or even hot summer days and proves there’s no need to be afraid of the dark.

What is a Baltic Porter?

The rise in popularity of the English-style Porter took over shipping ports around the world in the 18th century. It primarily gained recognition when it was introduced to London’s working class, the porters, who loaded ships and traded with the Baltic states. As this popular style reached the Baltic region, local brewers tried their hand at this famous recipe, but this time with a local twist. Since the native climate of the Baltics was measurably cooler than England, brewers began using lager yeast to ferment their porters instead of ale yeast (which typically ferments at higher temperatures). While traditional porters may fall below 5% ABV, our version of the Baltic Porter boasts a 6% ABV, delivering a special Viking kick.



Key Ingredients

Lager malt, Munich malt, chocolate malt,  Bavarian Northern Brewer hops, and authentic Icelandic roasted coffee.

Available in

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Food Pairings

Rich and roasty notes bring out the best of steak, lamb chops, game and roasts. Works great as a base for sauces and marinades. Perfect finish with chocolate and cigars.

Tasting Notes

Roasty and rich with chocolate, toffee and licorice notes, and a subtle coffee aroma that pairs with toasted malts, all balanced together with a smooth and crisp body.


What Others are Saying About Einstök Icelandic Toasted Porter

Tasting notes at The Microbrewed Beer of the Month say our Toasted Porter has “enough creamy roundness and residual sweetness to stand up to and temper the bitter, smoky, roasted malt character, as well as the Bavarian noble hops which lend spiciness. Rich, smooth, and remarkably easy to drink, this porter makes a great accompaniment to smoky roasted meat dishes or even a classic vanilla ice cream sundae topped with molten chocolate fudge.”

Reviewers at Total Wine & More gave our Toasted Porter five stars, calling it “delicious and the best porter ever.” Over at Beer Advocate, reviewers stated they “enjoyed the smooth qualities, aromas, and flavors and will definitely drink again.”

Gold Medal

GOLD recipient at ™ the Los Angeles International Beer Competition 2015

Silver Medal

Meiningers International Craft Beer Award Silber 2015

Silver Medal

Silver recipient at ™ The International Beer Challenge London 2014

Silver Medal

Silver at ™ NY International Beer Competition 2018

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