“Ravens Roost” Baltic Porter Parkway Brewing Company
by Chris Anderson @Essau1969
Late in August of 2015 I was in the Salem, VA area on a “beercation”. Actually I was visiting with friend who had moved away and this was about the half way point for both us, so we looked up local breweries to check out while we were there. We stumbled across Parkway Brewing Company located in Salem. Oh what a discovery it was. It was a Saturday night and they had a wonderful bluegrass band playing and a gourmet pizza truck serving up tasty pies. After trying a bunch of beers during the visit, I decided to get some brews that I had not tried while I was there to bring back home.
This is how I discovered their “Ravens Roost” Baltic Style Porter. It pours nice and dark like you would expect, but the taste is silky/rich and this beer goes down smooth even know it comes in at 7.1% ABV. It has a roasty aroma, along with a succulent chocolate and caramel flavor backbone. My only regret is that I had only brought one six pack back in a sampler case. If I would have known how exceptional this beer was, I would have brought back cases.
Drink it up, this one’s for you.