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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
A smoked Baltic Porter. Aged in oak barrels for several months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2015
Black pour with a tall, frothy tan head that eventually fades to a more manageable one finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is smoke, iodine, mild coffee, bittersweet chocolate, port simmered berries, roasted nuts, dark fruit, sweet yeasty wheat bread, a hint of pine shoots and a hint of pie crust. Flavor is sweet chocolate, smoke, roast, chocolate chip cookies, dark fruit, cherries, sweet, yeasty bread, light mineral, light iodine, light oyster-ish salinity and some spruce shoots. Medium to heavy body, creamy to slick, full feel, light to medium carbonation and slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
On tap, poured into an english tulip pint glass. The beer is dark and oily dark woth a rich cola hue and a light tan colored soap head that has a moderate retention and very light lace. The aroma is a smokey, charred note with roasted coffee beans, and a cookie dough hint with late developing aromas of vanilla and raisin. The taste is a medium high roasted sweet with a complimentary medium slick bitter. The beer is syrupy smooth with a soft fuzz carbonation and a medium full body with flavors of coffee and smokey grilled meats with some undertones of chocolate. It finishes sticky with mostly a spicy clove and coffee that carries to the aftertaste that’s mostly clean with a smokey charred quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear brown with slight red tint and tan colored head - good lacing. Meat drippings, light vanilla, cocoa, some cookie malt, and earthiness in the aroma. Taste is big smoke, bacon, brown malty, some caramel and brown sugar. Thin body with soft carbonation. Tasty smoked beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5832) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2015
Aroma is BBQ smoke and dark malts. The flavor is BBQ, fruit, dark malts and a mix of oak and acidity in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (345) - North Branch, USA - APR 1, 2015
Poured in tap at surly brew pub Very complex and interesting beer. Definitely hints of smoke and a great lingering aftertaste wanting you to take another sip. I’ve been hesitant about buying the bottle, but this is another solid surly beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2000 bottle thanks to Tim. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong smoke, pepper, and wood. Thin mouth, light malt, very strong smoke and pepper with lingering dryness, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VeinAle (134) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Smokey and delicious, coffee and molasses notes, hints of biscuit and light grain. Worth having!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Tasted during RBWG15 Grand Tasting. Black color. Thin off-white head, decent bits of lace. Good savory smokey taste, dark chocolate. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, moderate bitter. Light warmth. Awesome bigger chewy body, lighter carbonation, light slick. Very good smoked lager. Good chewiness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle at RBWG. Really nice rauchbier-baltic smoked beer. Smoky bacon and campfire over a nice sweet body. Maybe some fruit and vanilla flavors to balance out the smoke. Not too overpowering to drink like some smoked beer. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12902) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Draft - Sweet smoky and some pale malts. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Dark and smoky malty notes. Nice.

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