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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Bottle. Black with a medium head. Some maltiness and slightly smoked but less than I expected. Medium body with a malty aftertaste. Pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Rating from notes, unknown date, likely 2012. Black. Malt and roasted grain, but moderate smoke in the flavor and aroma, more so in the aroma. Dry finish. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A black-brown beer with ruby red highlights and a quickly disappearing head. It has chocolate and coffee flavours with malt, smoke and roast with more subtle smoke and leather on the finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1302) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bomber from Cardinal Wine in Niles, cellar aged 9 months, plus however long it was on their shelves (ah - a "bottled on" date of 7/12/2011). Pours cola brown with a foamy brown head leaving some lacing. Aroma has caramel, molasses, cocoa nibs and fruit. Taste is of sweet caramel, salty licorice and roast, with some grape and some faint smoke presence. Somewhat carbonated and tangy, and a bit rough to start, it calms through the glass and some underlying chocolate appears. Finishes roasty bittersweet. Really this should be described as a fairly tasty medium strength porter, more so than a smoked.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1291) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
Relatively clear dark brown with a good sized beige head and some good lacing. Aroma is smoke, leather, blueberry, fig, date. Oily mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a smoky finish. Taste is caramel, dates, smoke, fig, raisin. Nice, with a subtle amount of smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11274) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy very dark reddish brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, roasted malt and moderate smoked meat. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 040213

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, coffee and meat. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, meat, coffee, medium sweet and bacon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14084) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are bonfire smoke, bacon, roast malt, licorice, chocolate and hops. Nice long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - FEB 3, 2013
65cl bottle. Dark brown colour (and redish tones) with a medium vanilla head, looks ok. Aroma is mostly roasted malts with a hint of smoke. Regarding taste, the smoke is more evident at beginning, but after a few minutes looks similar to coffe (subtle though). Medium body and average carbonation. Overall it is so smooth and pleasant, and one forgets about the alcohol, which is certainly low for a beer like this. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1837) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bomber. This is a nice smoky porter that is not so intense that you smell like bacon for the remainder of the day. Saturday morning breakfast beer.


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