Category 92: Baltic-Style Porter

Color:
Black
Clarity:
Often opaque. When clarity is perceivable, chill haze should not be present.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Malt sweetness is medium-low to medium-high. Distinctive malt aromas and flavors of caramelized sugars, dark sugars, and licorice are present. Roast malt attributes may be present at low levels, but any bitterness or astringency should be in harmony with other flavor aspects.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Very low. Floral hop aroma can complement aromatics.
Fermentation Characteristics:
Due to its alcoholic strength, there may be very low to low levels of complex alcohol aromas and flavors, and higher levels of fruitiness suggestive of berries, grapes, or plums, but not banana. Fruity esters, DMS, and diacetyl should not be present.
Body:
Medium to full
Additional Notes:
Baltic Porter is brewed with lager yeast and fermented and lagered cold producing a smooth beer. A low level of oxidation, if harmonious with other flavor components, is acceptable.
Alcohol by Volume:
7.60%–9.30%
IBU:
35-40
SRM Color:
20+