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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A smoked Baltic Porter. Aged in oak barrels for several months.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Black pour from bottle at home. Very smokey. I like this style but not finding many others that do. Earthy malty notes on a big stouty smoke pile

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerIsMyGod (16) - Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Served in a bulb glass, very pillowy mocha head. Deep ruby in color and a mellow feel in the mouth. Tastes of an open wood fire with chocolate and toffee notes. I am a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle, thanks Chase! Opaque black pour. Robust smoky aroma with notes of dark chocolate. Medium mouthfeel, with smokiness being the predominant up front flavor that gives way to a robust dark malt backbone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1143) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2014
750ml grey wax bomber from the Art of Beer, cellared for about a month. Pours an inky black with a rapidly disappearing brown head. Seems quite carbonated when swirling but also headless. Aroma has thick meaty smoke, and also chocolate, caramel and some pitted fruits. Taste is of sweet caramelly malts and rich salty smoky meat, with some subtle chocolate and some light fruitiness. Full bodied, quite strong and luscious. Finishes somewhat sweet and also bitter/salty, with a lot of length. Lotta personality and depth to this one as it went down through the glass. Really enjoyed it. Bought it completely on the Surly name - and paid a pretty price for it. Price - value ratio .... shrug? It was good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Tastes like drinking a smokey scotch. Really dark in Coe and has a bold alcohol flavor. You have to like scotch to enjoy this one. Had at world of beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (551) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2014
2012 bottle. Pours cola brown. Nice roasty aroma. Flavor is smoky goodness and charred meat. Well rounded and quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Rich and creamy, with a strong smokey nose of bacon fat and pepperoni. Sweet black fruits fill out the palate and add contrast along with a candy sugar edge over the malty roasted cocoa underbelly, with complex smoked meat nuances lingering. Layered and multi-dimensional.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1594) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours black with smoky aromas and flavors. Some nice woody bitterness as well. Nice smoked Porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2072) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Pitch black Smoky aroma but the flavour is smooth and balanced with bubblegum sweetness. Quite a nice beer and not killer smokey like some rauchbier.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Purchased at Binnyís in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home alone relaxing prior to the NYE holiday. This was an $18 bottle and I was hesitant to get it, but Iím happy that I did. Appearance is a murky pitch black with a rich but quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is fantastic...oak, smoke, chocolate, and vanilla, itís rich but not potent. Taste is equally fantastic. I feel like the oak takes away the harshness of the smoked malt but retains a nice flavor, mixed with the chocolate and vanilla. There is a licorice element in this as well. Overall itís pretty great and Iím happy that Iíve had it. Very happy that Surly is in Illinois!


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