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RATINGS: 458   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2010
The first two bottles I had I did not care for this beer because the flavor was too overwhelming. Months later i still had a bottle to drink so I gave it another try. This time around I enjoyed the beer alot. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Smells just like it tastes. Goes well with grill food or anything hickory flavored. You can actully taste a hint of bacon flavoring.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sean9689 (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2010
I originally had this at Darkness Day but wanted to wait a bit until I could sit down and review it properly. This time, it was on at Sheffield’s. Poured into snifter. A - Black, thin head, no lacing and no retention. Just a glass full of black liquid...not saying that it’s a bad thing. S - Smoke, dark fruity sweetness, black liquorice. T - Similar to the nose. A good amount of smoke notes (I recall a lot more smoke notes at Darkness Day), subtle sweetness, a dark chocolate bitter finish. M - Medium bodied, smooth, rich, dry finish. D - Easy to drink, no real hint of alcohol. Another winner by Surly.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4346) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2010
This poured a dark brown color with a smaller beige head, courtesy of a generous man from DLD 10. Aroma was lots of thick campfire smoke, with roasted coffee poking through as well. Flavor was a bit disappointing, lots of smoked meats, and coffee, but tthese tastes seemd to be too separate and did not blend well together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Super rich nutty smoked almond aroma. Carries through lightly to the flavor along with great dry cocoa notes. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2010
750ml bottle, with yet another thanks to tytoanderso! Pours dark brown with a moderate tan head that dissipates to a razor thin ring. Aroma is a nice nose of light campfire and meaty smoke, some chocolate, a little espresso, some oak and earthiness. Flavor is nicely baltic porter, with more smoke, chocolate, espresso, oak and earthy hops. This one is right up my alley, thanks again Ty!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Pretty rich smokey beer from Surly. Had this on tap in Chicago and although my review was a bit vague, I described it in this manner: Dark brownish black. Big campfire smokiness with a full meltdown of chocolate, smores, black licorice and barbecue. Noticeable boozer. But pleasent all around!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle from tytoanderso, thanks!! I really enjoyed this beer and think it’s great. Wonderful smokey nose followed up by an expertly brewed, well balanced beer, where the smokiness is complemented beautifully by other flavors

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1096) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
Bottle from tytoanderso - thanks! Pours a brown black with not much head. Aroma is sesame, oak, coffee and smoke. Has a nice smoked pine/oak aroma and nose. Not overkill, and not too little. Finishes clean. Flavor is lightly sweet, but not too sweet at all.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Black body with not much head.Oak,chocolate,marsh mellows,and a small hop finish is what i pick up in the nose.In the flavor i grab smoke,oak,and hops.Very nicely done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bomber shared by iowaherkeye. Nose of prunes, light smoke, and light sweetness with a hint of vanilla. Clear dark cherry brown with a few bubbles. Flavor is very light bitterness, smaoke, and a bit of vanilla.


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