Sinebrychoff Porter is an intense Baltic-style Porter with a malty roasted aroma. Four different malts are used for this brew: Vienna, Munich, Caramel, and Chocolate malt. These make up the beer’s characteristic aromas of roast, chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Sinebrychoff Porter is generously hopped with Hallertau and Saaz hops. 7.2% ABV.
History: this beer was created by Russian merchant Nicolai Sinebrychoff in 1819 when he established his brewery in Helsinki, Finland. The brewery stopped producing the product in the 1890s. More recently, when they wanted to produce it again for the Olympics in Helsinki in 1952, the brewery was only producing lager beers. The sample yeast for the first batch was supposedly taken from a bottle of naturally conditioned Guinness. Sinebrychoff Porter is still brewed at the original brewery, which is also the oldest brewery in the Nordic countries.