Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is about as close to perfection as beer gets for me. But you’ll have to either enjoy smoked beer or have an open mind to enjoy it. I LOVE smoked beer so I LOVE this. Even my father liked it and he hates anything darker than a lager. But he liked this.
Patchez (20) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was picked up as a sample, came in a 22 oz. bottle. I must find more of this. I fell in love with this beer. Poured as dark as Sin and tasted twice as good.
Jesterdeal (1466) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of campfire, oatmeal cookies, and figs. Pours deep brown with a large tan head. Tastes of roast coffee and well-baked cookies. Leaves a wonderful oaty bite in the mouth. Fantastic.
AlberRueda (58) - - OCT 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Espuma: Cremosa, marrón, con burbujas muy pequeñas que suben en rosario, dejando una capa de medio cm.
Color: Marrón muy oscuro.
Intensidad aromática: Muy alta.
Aroma: Torrefactos (cafe, cacao y chocolate), frutos negros (grosella, moras), ligero toque ahumado.
Entrada en boca/amargor: Seca y amarga, con final dulce.
Sabor: Torrefacto (café, cacao), frutos negros, regaliz negro.
SPDickerman (825) - Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black-ruby red with large fluffy tan head. Smells smoky and roasted, and has hints of chocolate. Taste is primarily smoky, with some sweet chocolate notes underneath. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and a little less than average mouth-carbonation, Great Divide Smoked Baltic Porter finishes with a dry, bitter chocolate sort of after taste.
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
very nearly opaque black mahogany with a sudsy beige head. full body with high carbonation.
aroma: lots of black roasted malt, hardwood smoke, and licorice. the black malt and smoke malt seem to unify and compliment each other very well.
taste: black malt, caramel sweetness, and hints of licorice, raisins, and ash. less intense than the aroma suggests.
Cybercat (2768) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is strong, smoky and oily with tones of roast coffee and anchovy - odd, but not repulsive. It pours a rich, opaque dark coffee brown with a fairly thick, though not too persistent, tan head. Flavor has tones of quality coffee, unsweet chocolate and malt with hints of licorice and miso and a faint fishy touch. Texture is smooth and quite fizzy, leaving behind a nice tingle.
JDBaker11058 (1061) - Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: dark coffee brown with barest hints of dark amber around the edges; almost stout-like, with good beige lacing. Aroma: light chocolate and creamy coffee with hints of sweet brown bread. Taste: dry, bittersweet chocolate; a hint of smoked wood is present but not overpowering; there are some hops to nicely balance the sweet. Finish: dry, mellow, smooth and slightly bitter, with a focus on the chocolate; the lightly tantalizing smoke remains. Notes: Outstanding. This is a rich, smooth dessert-style beer. However, it can also be gulped in delicious mouthfuls. I did not know what to expect with this one, and it was simply great. I love that the smoky elements are clearly in play, but are subtle and complement rather than overpower.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with a small brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Taste is sweet, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation. Pretty good and drinkable.
williamherbert (1161) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely nutty malt, dusty. Touch of hazelnut and burnt cookies. Notes of raisin and dark berries.
The appearance is lovely brown with a red tinge. Good head-retention.
The flavor is malty (naturally), with a little raisin/date at the front, and dusty malt in the finish. Slightest touch of a flowery hop.
The palate is thick and chewy, with a very dry finish. A beautifully balanced Baltic porter. The absolute prototype for this style.