#644 Abita’s Bourbon Street Baltic Porter

Last night (12/27/2015) I tried Abita’s Bourbon Street Baltic Porter, a 9.25% alcohol by volume (ABV) Porter Aged In Bourbon Barrels from the Abita Brewing Company (Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA). This beer came from Habersham Beverage (Savannah, Georgia, USA) but it was not originally part of the beer stockpile (see post #618 for more info).

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Abita’s Bourbon Street Baltic Porter came in a 1 pint 6 fl oz (650 mL/22 fl oz) bottle with Baltic Porter in huge white lettering below a Bourbon Street sign (signifying it was part of Abita’s Bourbon Street series) and above a light blue bourbon barrel that reads “aged 100% in Bourbon Barrels”. According to Abita’s website, Bourbon Street Baltic Porter exhibits 20 IBUs (International Bitterness Units) and an SRM (Standard Reference Method, used to measure color) of 35.

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Here is the commercial description of Abita’s Bourbon Street Baltic Porter:

“This Baltic Porter is brewed with pale, caramel and roasted malts. It is fermented at cooler temperatures to accentuate the malt flavors, which gives the beer its dark color and smooth, sweet roasted flavor. After fermentation the beer is cold aged for months before bourbon barrel aging begins.” – Abita Brewing Company

For Christmas I was given a 12 piece box of Moonstruck Chocolate Co.’s Oregon Craft Brewers Collection chocolates. These chocolates were shaped like the top of a beer bottle and included hops, water, yeast, malted barley, malted wheat, calcium sulphate, hazelnut extract, gypsum salt, Whirfloc, and zinc sulfate from the beers they were named after.

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These included Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter Truffle, Full Sail Brewing Co. IPA Truffle, Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar Truffle, and Widmer Brothers Brewing Hefeweizen Truffle. Last night I tried the Full Sail Brewing Co. IPA Truffle and the Deschutes Brewery Black Butt Porter Truffle from the collection.

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Information about beer found at:
www.abita.com/brews/our_brews/baltic-porter
www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/3/117472/
www.ratebeer.com/beer/abita-bourbon-street-baltic-porter/262489/
www.untappd.com/b/abita-brewing-company-bourbon-street-baltic-porter/656293

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