Baltic porter is a close cousin of Imperial stout. Replicating the rich, heavy stouts shipped through their countries en route to Russia, brewers from Eastern Europe and Scandinavia recreated an English beer using Continental ingredients and techniques. The result: a big beer of great complexity. Our kit spotlights massive roasty, chocolate, and toffee notes with a broad-shouldered malt character and assertive hop bitterness and flavor. The unusual use of lager yeast (ideally fermented around 65° F) leaves Baltic porters cleaner and less fruity than an Imperial stout or barley wine. Brew a batch and tell 'em St. Urho sent you. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
|Beer Kit Yield||5 Gallons|
|Recipe and Instructions||Click Here!|
|Beer Style||Dark/Amber Lager, Hybrid Beers, Stout/Porter|
|Total Time to Make||3 months|
- 6 Stars Review by Brad
I can't wait to taste the stuff that finishes in the carboy over the next few months considering how great it tastes after 2 weeks in the primary! (Posted on 3/10/14)
- Big Beer for Small Ladies? Review by Stever
Roasty chocolate, toffee, and vanilla aromas. Nice bitterness to counter balance to the malty sweetness. And a good alcohol kick. (Posted on 2/18/12)
- incredible big beer Review by prof
- Absolutely great! Review by David
Mashed at 152 for an hour, followed the additions, oxygenated with pure O2 for 1 min, and pitched a healthy starter of Pacman (my only deviation from the kit). Fermented @ 65° to a FG of 1.028 in 4 days! Let it sit for another week, cold crashed for another week, kegged and force carb'd for another week, bottled and began drinking. For only being 3-1/2 weeks old, holy cow, what an incredible beer. Very pronounced chocolate aroma, wonderful roasted flavors that mingle with the bitterness just right. Hands down the best kit I've got from NB. I'd go as far as to say that no aging is necessary with this beer, I can't imagine it getting any better! I'm probably going to finish it off the rest of it on Xmas day.
Follow the directions, oxygenate, and pitch a big ol' starter and you'll have yourself a great beer. Next time around, I'll try out the lager yeast and see where it goes, but the Pacman yeast did a perfect job! (Posted on 12/22/10)