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Great Divide Smoked Baltic Porter

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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Smoked Baltic Porter is the sultry sister of a storied style. Brewed with traditional German malts and hops, this dark lager gets its special twist from a hefty addition of Bamberg smoked malt. This smoldering, medium-bodied lager is sure to please.


First Batch: 6.2% ABV

Last brewed in 2011, discontinued in 2012.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1194) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
Pours a pure opaque black/brown with a beige head. The smell is roasted malt, smoke and fruit. The taste is rosy, deep fruit, licorice ends a bit dry and smokey. Overly carbonated a bit rough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2014
19.03.2014, 0,65l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Big slightly fizzy-creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, dark malts, sour-ish smoked ham, grass, caramel, paper, broth, licorice. Taste is slightly sour-ish, dark malts, grass, sour dark fruits, caramel, weeds, leather, hints of licorice and smoked ham. Little bitterness, high carbonation. Fair enough, probably far away from it’s best since it’s overcarbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (615) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
Pours dark brown with a large and fluffy tan head. Aroma is smoke and dried meat. Also hints of wood, tar, liquorice and loads of malts. Taste is smokey, moderatetly sour and a lightly sweet finish. Very high levels of carbonation makes for a fizzy palate. Semi dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (5516) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit bräunlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, rauchig, dunkle Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, bittere Schokoladig, Torf, Kaffee, dunkle reife Früchte.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2021) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Peat, smoke, dark fruit, molasses and roast malts. Jet black with a thin head. Pear, smoke, chocolate and dark fruit and malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
2013-01-31. Very dark brown black body modest tan head. 3+ Aroma of smoke over sweet malt base. Flavour is similar, moderately smokey throughout, it grows in the latter stages. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Decent take on it but not to my tastes. Bottle dated July 14 2011 shared by Blankboy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
[My bottle (660ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head. Aroma is quite smoky along with roasted malt and hints of coffee and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt, light smoke, coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied. Not amazing, just pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
January 31, 2014 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel. 22oz bottle c/o blankboy. Clear deep brick red, smallish but lasting tan bubbly head. Mild aroma - grassy, light roast, a little coffee - not too sweet or boozy, but maybe a bit old. Taste has some definite cow barn funk to it, but not unpleasant - sweet roast malt balanced by a lactic/poopy character - no alcohol really. Average body, mild carbonation, a little peat/smoke in the finish, but it’s quite faded now. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours cola brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of smoke, coffee, and hint of chocolate. Coffee, cocoa flavor with hint of roasted malt and smoke at the back end. Decent smokiness to this beer. First batch bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (521) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2013
Botella de 65 cl en casa. Marzo de 2013. Sabores tostados y ahumados no muy acentuados, que junto con un cuerpo medio la hacen muy fácil de beber. La botella probada y se encontraba caducada de un mes, no se si esto influiría en el carácter final de la cerveza que en general resulto bastante suave sin muchos sobresaltos. Me quedo con el ligero gusto tostado y ahumado final. Que pena no poder disponer nuevamente de esta maravillosa marca, habrá que esperar mucho?????


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