More information about BRLO Baltic Porter
Today, you can hardly taste that porter was originally a working-class beer. Like countless other breweries, the Berlin-based label BRLO has developed a porter that has outgrown the limitations of its roots. Full-bodied, aroma-intensive and quaffable, it has evolved from the beer of the hard-working middle class to a beverage of the royal class.
In the mass of new, creative porters, it wasn't enough for the BRLO team to brew just any porter. Without further ado, the brewing style was reinterpreted and jazzed up. Berliner's Porter is a flavorful cross between a Russian Imperial Stout and the traditional English brewing style that gives the beer its name. While porters tend to be top-fermented, BRLO Porter is a bottom-fermented beer style.
Immediately upon pouring, a gently toasty aroma spreads through the nose, peppered with notes of dark chocolate, toffee and caramel. Spicy malt and a hint of roasted nuts complete the olfactory impression, which is impressively reflected in the taste test. In the glass, a strong, unfiltered brown hop potion presents itself with grassy, spicy roasted malt aromas and a subtle sweetness. Smooth chocolate meets roasted almonds and soft caramel on the tongue. The two hop varieties, Tettnanger and Herkules, lend the beer a subtle bitterness that perfectly underscores the sweet interplay of aromas. Partially, the porter is strongly reminiscent of a dark bock beer, despite the floral malt bouquet.
By the way, what was true back then is still true today: The Porter is still considered a strength booster for physically hard work - thanks to the nourishing malt.