Icelandic Toasted Porter
Face the Darkness
Aromatic Icelandic roasted coffee subtly bands together with toasted malt undertones in our take on the Baltic Porter. While dark in color, this classical Porter style using Lager Yeast has a medium mouthfeel and dark chocolate notes that result in a smooth on the palate, easy-to-drink brew. Toasted malts combined with a slight addition of Icelandic blond coffee from Kaffibrennsla Akureyrar make Icelandic Toasted Porter roasty and rich, while the body remains light 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 famous style reached the Baltic region (including the Nordics and Scandinavia) local brewers tried their hand at this famous recipe, but this time with a local twist.
Since the native climate of the Nordics, Scandinavia, and Baltics was measurably cooler than England, brewers began using Lager Yeasts to ferment their Porters instead of Ale Yeasts (which typically ferment at higher temperatures). While traditional Porters may fall below 5% ABV, our version of the Baltic Porter boasts a 6% ABV, giving it a special Viking kick. The Baltic Porter tradition results in a rich and robust flavor profile with a smooth body that satisfies beer drinkers around the globe and is one of our favorite styles to brew at Einstök.