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Great Divide Smoked Baltic Porter

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RATINGS: 497   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle from Bruisin’ in Asheville. I had heard bad things about this beer, so I guess I was surprised how much I liked it. Pours dark brown with light mocha head. Nose of chocolate, light smoked malts, and some milk sugars. Taste shows more of the milk sugar. Just a bit of the fruity/cherry Baltic notes... as much a smoked stout as anything. Thin palate. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a black body with some ruby highlights and a finger-width, dense and frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is smokey with some rich chocolates. Moderately malty with some earth, wood, sweet roasts, and a light ester. Flavor is quite nice. Moderately sweet caramel and rich chocolate maltiness with a nice, even, meaty smokiness. A good amount of sweet roasts and earth with some light esters and wood before this dries with a light, smooth maltiness that goes along with the smoke, earth, and roast leaving a light-moderate bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a very smooth, creamy, medium body and soft, moderate carbonation. Very easy drinking and clean with a nice finish. Overall, a tasty beer. I like the smooth, clean, creamy feeling of the malts with a nice mixture of smoke, earth, and roast that creates a pleasant finish. Nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Smoke and charred oak aroma. Clear mahogany, thin yellow head. Smoky on the front, bark on the back. Not nearly as strong or complex as I hoped. Rustic and tasty. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2566) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a medium beige head of good duration, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 35) body....nose is chocolate, coffee, molasses, toffee, light smoke...taste is rich sweet malts to start, with heavy chocolate, lighter coffee, slight toffee, mild smoke, finishing with mild bitterness.....mouth feel is thick, carbonation low. This is not as heavy as some Baltic Porters, but has a nice balance of flavor. The smoke is done with a light hand. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bomber, shared, nice smoky bitter notes a pleasurable experience without catching my attention in any specific sort of way

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Tap @ Baileys Taproom... Poured near black with a deep amber highlight at the bottom of the glass. The head was a light tan, that kept a thick consistency. Aroma was beefy, roasty, smoke, ashes, charcoal. Dry, clean overall with tons of roasted malts. The smoke was there, but not like drinking a cigar like other smoked beers. Dark chocolate, coffee liqueur, bitter sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Great clear darkest brown color with a lasting, creamy tan head. The aroma is more or less as expected. Deep, rich roasted malt and a big meaty smoke presence. Flavor is also meaty and smoky, with roast, caramel, coffee, and dark chocolate. Medium-full body with a great smooth mouthfeel. Really solid stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Bottle pours a deep red (in the light) brew with a creamy tan head, lacing. Scent of roasted malt. Taste is roasted malts, some smoke and hops. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Nearly black dark brown pour with a light tan head. Smokey charred aroma with lots of roastiness and chocolate. Strong smoke on the flavor, slight meatiness, with a good amount of burnt ashy notes and chocolate, some carmalized flavors lurking. Nice creamy, moderate feel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle marked as August 8th, 2010 thanks to doodler. Pours with a near black body and a tan head. Aroma is dirty, earthy, smoke, bbq, estery (for some reason), and decently dry. Flavors are caramelized, smokey, chocolate, earth, toffee and raisins. Lively bubbles with a relatively creamy mouthfeel.


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