Rocky Ridge & Burger Baby Rock-A-Bye Baby & Barrel Aged Version

Style
Baltic Porter
ABV
7.77%

Another week, another Rocky Ridge collaboration, this time with Margaret River craft beer and burger joint, Burger Baby. It’s a wonder the brewery team can keep pace with these releases, let alone punters! Not that anyone is likely to be complaining about a Baltic Porter arriving at the start of winter.

It’s a style that finds occasional favour with Australian breweries but perhaps the longer lagering time - 42 days in this case - means it doesn’t have the profile of its speedier-fermenting ale yeast cousins. Whatever the reason for Baltic porter's relative scarcity, here you've got a beer that's a deep auburn brown in the glass, with aromas of nutty caramel and slightly toasted malt that lead into a wave of similar flavours and an integrated, roasted bitterness that keeps the malts from tipping towards overt sweetness.

The fuller malt body creates a perceived creaminess that swirls with chocolate and cold drip coffee as the near 8 percent ABV warms what's a very clean drinking beer. It's Baltic, Baby!

UPDATE (24/10): Soon after the initial release, a portion of Rock-A-Bye Baby was cooed to sleep for three months in ex-Dirty Bitch imperial stout barrels, which has added complexity and depth. Stave tannins and dryness now run the length of the palate, while muted berry and hazelnut appear fleetingly with a cola-like spice that compensates for the thinner body and soft, lilting carbonation.

Guy Southern

Published June 6, 2018

Name
Rocky Ridge Brewing Co
Address

10 Marine Terrace
Busselton
WA 6280

Phone
0406217247
Open Hours

Mon to Thurs: 11am to 7pm
Fri & Sat: 11am to 8pm
Sunday: 11am to 7pm

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