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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Inspired by the flavors in mole. This version of our Smoked Baltic Porter uses four different chili varieties, roasted cacao, cinnamon and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1126) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
On tap at Acadia, Minneapolis. Really liked this one, just the right amount of chili and really tasty chocolate and vanilla to round things out. Hard to compare against the original, but definitely one to try if you like Surly Smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Pitch black pour with faint khaki head that is wispy and leaves a tiny ring. Aroma is peat smoke and that’s it. Taste is awesome peat/smoke upfront then the spice kicks in, and it is nice! Following the spice chocolate malt is present with more spice overtaking. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6944) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Pitch black, ominous with gentle brown ruby glow on the bottom. Caley brownish head, decent layer. Aromas are peppery, meaty, Carmel used and roasty. Initial is firm in body, smokey and full. Biscuit, caramel and cocoa. A but of warmth, toast and toffee with earth. Backend shows some peppery kick, chile’s and smoke. Peppery life grows, a bit slower due to that firmer body. Milk chocolate, caramel, some gentle bitterness and oak meet smokey life, red fruit and campfire meats. Smokey wood, faint ash. Pepper offers something come tell different into finish. Pepper grows stronger. Firm heat coats, toasty and sweet, earthy and smokey. Some caramel, cocoa and roast taper out trying to speak up past the heat. While the smoke fades back, the pepper holds up here. Earthy, spicy, potent but not overwhelming. Nice. Gorgeous pour, sufficient nose, fuller body and a spicy heat that take firm shape

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2827) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Black pour with a slight off white head. Malty and slightly spiced and smokey nose. Nice chili spiciness to the taste, hot but not palate wrecking. Would like to pair this with some of the BBQ offered at Surly for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atom (2157) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
On at at surly pours a dark brown/black with a large tan head. Aroma of heavy meaty smoke, roasted malt, cacoa, and peppers. Tastes similar to aroma with touches of cinnamon and vanilla and a moderate but very present pepper burn on the palate. However, after about three sips it becomes too much to finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zebra (1775) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
on tap @ northdownchicago the day after lionstigersandbeers. wasn’t thinking about what was in my glass, took a sip, mouth was struck by lightning. sweet smoke, chile, creamy. hole mole.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (2798) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
This has a spicy smoked ham flavor. Leaves a strong hot bite as it goes down. No chocolate flavored here. Had a draft pour at northdown. Pours black with a thin brown head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Spicy as hell. Mouth burn. Good though. Draft at surly. Pepper and smokey - would be good in small quantity

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Keg @ Surly. Deep brown with red highlights. Nose of smoke and chocolate. Pretty ashy. Some espresso. Taste is surprisingly spicy. Roasted chili pepper and coffee. Rich chocolate malt. Robust and full. Oily. A bit too much heat for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3254) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Dark body. Taste has a touch of sweet roast but a fiery kick in the aftertaste though much more pleasant than some spiced need I’ve tried. Also a smokey Elment. Tastes about like a dunkel with spice.

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