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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Native to northern Europe, Baltic porters evolved from British porters once exported to the Russian hinterland. Unlike their British cousins, Baltic porters are often brewed as lagers, the tradition weíve followed. This beer is big, bold & smooth, with malty flavors reminiscent of coffee, dark fruit & raisins. Share one with your comrades!


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2011
2009 Vintage. Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber in a stemless wine glass. the beer pours a nice black hue, with a low tan head. The nose shows really appetizing characters of chocolate milk, dark chocolate, and a slight roast note; along with a background note of Munich and perhaps a medium lovibond crystal malt. Any hop character has long fallen out of solution. The palate shows much of what was advertised in the aroma, with a touch more emphasis on roasted character. Milk chocolate, mellow roasted flavors, a nice residual caramel/toasted malt sweetness, and a finish that is absolutely surprising in its dryness. Again, hop bitterness seems nonexistent, indicating that the alcohol may be adding a touch of bitterness, along with the roasted malt. Overall, the beer shows a level of complexity and refinement that is exemplary. A stellar example of the style.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (215) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Au nez, il y a de la mélasse, riche, caramel et bcp de grains. En bouche, c'est épais, crémeux, amer, caféiné et vanillé. La finale est crémeuse, alcoolisée, vanillé et sucre d'orge. Bien bon! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (172) - - MAR 20, 2015
Really nice dusty cocoa on the nose and taste. High ABV is well hidden. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (113) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Iím a fan. Nice roasty aroma. Semi sweet mild bitterness and smoky. Great coffee presence with a slight chocolate note. Very smooth medium body. I would drink this again without a question.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (669) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a tan foam head. Aroma is fruity up front, with chocolate, roast, and alcohol. Flavor is sweet dark fruit, chocolate, and roast, with a lightly bitter finish. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Underdogs88 (236) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Strong alcohol notes right upfront on the nose with notes of fruity eaters and roast. Appearance is w dark brown with a small tan head with poor retention. Flavor has notes of coffee, licorice, dried dark fruit. Fusel alcohol notes are also present. Bitterness is medium high. Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a decent beer. The fusel alcohol notes in the aroma and flavor are not pleasing though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JerseyBrew (50) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Ok beer nothing wow about it. Odd fruity/sweet taste that doesn't fit style. Very drinkable. Just not a Baltic porter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2440) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Pours black with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and light roasted coffee. Taste of black malts, earth, nutshell, dark chocolate, vanilla, and hints of dark fruit. Finishes dry with a thicker mouthfeel. Solid

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1770) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Tap at Bspot. Nice cola brown with tan head. Big robust malt aroma. Taste is big toasted caramel and ash chocolate

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (933) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Black pour with a small beige head. Aroma was full of cocoa, light roast, melted candy bar. Flavors were well rounded with nice cocoa notes, vanilla, touch if roasted malt, licorice. Smooth mouthfeel with lighter carbonation. Non intrusive in every way. I can see why this one is at the top of its class. Awesome stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (268) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2015
pours black with a thin brown head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is light smoke, dark fruit, anise and coffee. Flavor is earthy. Smoke, dark fruits, light anise and coffee. Body is a little thin but not too bad. oily mouth feel. Low carbonation. Wonderful bitter finish. I have not liked much of the Smuttynose products I have tried. This one is spot on for the style.


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