This robust Baltic Porter has a big, creamy mouthfeel and distinct chocolate notes. Deep mahogany in color and 8.5% ABV, Enchanter balances a traditionally sweeter style with the addition of American white oak spirals. Spirals were added late in the brewing process to add a hint of tannic dryness to the beer.
“We added spirals that had a medium plus toast, similar to the toast of a brand new red wine barrel,” said Luke Holgate, Head Brewer at Hi-Wire Brewing. “The spirals not only add oak character and dry out the sweetness a bit, they also micro oxygenate the beer. The new barrel spirals were used as a nod to the way this beer was made when it was shipped across the Baltic Sea. Historically they were fermented and thrown into oak casks to make the journey. That oak character would have resulted in a drier, more drinkable beer.“