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RATINGS: 457   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteysmu (63) - USA - DEC 26, 2011


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnredsoxfan69 (2) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
This is one magnificent lager. The smoked malts dominate this sucker without tasting burnt. It’s black and thick like a good Baltic porter with a tall tan head. The aroma and the taste mingle perfectly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Thanks to largadeer for opening this at the post-post-RS party tasting. Reviewed from notes. Poured into a taster glass.

A - Pours black with a very tiny mocha colored head leaving no lacing at all down the glass.

S - Good amount of roasted malts up front but the smoke is not far behind. Some nice chocolate and vanilla sweetness comes thru as the smokey darkness begins to let up. Just o.k. really.

T - Plenty of dark roasted malts in this one. A nice mix of chocolate and coffee flavors starts to break thru once the smokey malt dies down a bit. The smoke is quite pronounced as you might expect and never really leaves the party. Not too bad but nothing mind blowing here.

M - Medium-Heavy body and flavors with moderately low carbonation. A bit light in the feel with tons of lingering smokey dark roast in the finish.

D - Decent stuff. I enjoy porters quite a bit but this one was just too smokey to really enjoy. I could drink one of these but that is about it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2181) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a bubbly burnt umber color with a finger or two of khaki foam. Nose is a mix of light cocoa dust, vanilla, some dark fruit and smoked malts. Palate follows with nice layers of oak character that mingles nicely with smoked malts and the base cocoa flavors. Nice roast character and well balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1873) - USA - JUL 22, 2014
Dark brown in color... Aroma of smoked malts, oak, sausage... Flavor is incredibly smooth, light mouthfeel, but big smokey flavor with big notes of oak, candi sugar, tobacco, leather... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ricoslim (116) - - JUL 5, 2014
Had thanks to my boy Weasel. Nice dark thick color. Aroma and taste dominated of smokey bbq tones. If you like smokey beers I recommend giving it a try. Best way to describe this is drinking a nice rub off a rack of ribs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (917) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2014
beige head disappears quickly without lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is smoke, leather, coffee, candysugar, booozy. taste like aroma with long coffeebitter finish. medium body, quite carbonated. very nice balance and complexity. lovely! bottle 65 cl

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2119) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
06.06.2014, 0,65l bottle (2013 vintage, bottle #1363) @ home:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is lightly smoked dark malts, hay, shed, smoked ham, licorice, grass, hints of unripe banana. Taste is slightly sweet, dark malts, sugar, shed, smoked ham, hay, grass, grain, hints of licorice and coffee. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle at Culmination Fest: Poured a black with tan head. Aroma was very smokey. Taste was weird mix of smoke and roasted malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (804) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Near black with thick foamy brown head. Aroma- touch of smoke along with some slight fruitiness. Taste - sweet malt with caramel, brown sugar, roasted malt and cream. Prominent but not overpowering smoked malt. Nice smoked lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle... Poured dark, not fully black though, with an ok forming head. Aroma of charred, smoky grains. Awesome toasted malt, burnt sugar, and smoked flavors. Hint of barrel to round it all out.


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