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Great Divide Smoked Baltic Porter

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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6081) - 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 (6108) - 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 (2791) - 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 (984) - 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?????

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10720) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2013
Leicht süßer und würzig rauchiger Antrunk. Die Süße nimmt ab, ist aber weiterhin präsent. Malzig rauchig, süffig, gut. 13/11/11/11/13/11

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle at Zly Casy. Pours dark Brown with a light brown head. Smoky aroma. Some char and tar to the flavour but ultimately the smoke is light. I prefer it that way. There’s some roasted character but there isn’t really too much in common with a Baltic Porter. More focussed on smoke, roast and dryness than amped up sweetness and booze. Very nice either way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle@Home. Malts and cacao aroma. Opaque, beige head, good lace. Sweetish, light bitter, just a hint of smoke. Medium body. Expected more but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6478) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
22oz bottle, purchased recently from the Dilly Cafe for $8. Bottled on July 14, 2011. Dark brown color, near black. Clear brown red on the edges. Thin light brown head. Just a few loose dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Lighter, kind of biting carbonation. Sticky finish. Big sweet taste, lightly spicy. Moderate bitter, but the sweet is pronounced. Big toasty malts, some dark chocolate. Nice smoke, a nice smokey meatiness to this. A little sweet, but still a pretty solid smoked porter. It’s tolerable. I expected worse, with 2 years.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kpbutsko (23) - - SEP 3, 2013
I like the head. Brown and creamy. Super dark.. Can't see thru it in the light. Not overwhelmingly smoky, great dark malt taste. The alcohol is hidden. I dig it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2167) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2013
From a 2011 bottle. Pours clear dark/medium brown with a creamy tan head. Tastes like smoked wood, coffee, chocolate. Cool complex flavor. Very good. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like cool coffee beans and dark chocolate.


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