Baltic Porter

Flying Dog Wild Dog Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter

Flying Dog Wild Dog Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter

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Until I typed the title of this beer, I positively knew I was drinking a stout. I picked this up purely on the recommendation of my local beer guy, who is constantly informing me of beers I want, even thought I didn’t even know they existed. This one from Flying Dog was one such brew. […] ... [Read more]

Sinebrychoff Porter

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During my last trip into my local beer store, I wasn’t looking for a porter. Honestly, I am never looking for a porter. I guess I’ve just had too many let downs, too many hopefuls that just couldn’t quite get me excited about the style. Well, last night I enjoyed an unbelievable barrel aged Baltic […] ... [Read more]

Surly Smoke Lager

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When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in MN? Drink Surly. Today, I had the pleasure of drinking my second in a series of Surly special release beers. Less impressed than I had hoped with Four, I still had high expectations of Smoke. My father’s generous gift pours like a root beer, a […] ... [Read more]

Bayhawk Chocolate Porter

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Nate:  I am coming out of beer reviewing retirement to write about this beer. Yes, it is that good. $3.69 for a 22 oz, this is a delicious beer. Although called a Chocolate Porter this fine English style porter uses chocolate malts and not actual chocolate. Alcohol content is 5.4% ABV and it all goes […] ... [Read more]

Utenos Porter

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Well, I found another beer from Lithuania. Utenos Alus is a small brewery in the town of Utena. While doing some research on this brewery, I found out that Baltic Beverage Holdings (BBH), who is owned by Carlsberg Group (maker of Danish beer with same name), owns Baltika, Utenos, and Švyturys breweries. I found this […] ... [Read more]