The White Rock Beach Beer Company’s seasonal offering is their Border Porter, a Baltic style porter.
This has the look I expect from a Baltic Porter, dark to the point of opacity, held up to a light light only makes it through the narrow part of the glass at the bottom. The head doesn’t stick around for long but has a nice brown colour.
The nose has a light, fruity sweetness reminiscent of cherries over cocoa with a bit of yeastiness and a promise of a dry taste.
The flavours have a dark caramel bass line with cocoa running through the low treble. Occasional fruit notes punctuate the taste and nice dry bite. A little bit of biscuit flavour creeps in occasionally.
I think a nice charcuterie plate or well sauced ribs would make a good pairing for this beer.