Icelandic 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.