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RATINGS: 459   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2012
22oz bottle from Haskell’s Minneapolis. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, smokey, bacon. Medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, smokey, ashy, tobacco, with a bitter, smokey finish. This beer is more smokey that a lot of other smoked porters. On the edge of overwhelming, but not quite. Much like the rest of Surly’s line.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Hand bottle. Pours a stills viscous chocolate black. Vanilla, chocolate, coconut, and a touch of cherry pit all wrapped up in a light smokiness. Nice slick and creamy mouth feel. The base Baltic is solid with nice light chocolate and vanilla notes along with some toasted coconut. I do pick up subtle notes from the barrel and a touch of roastiness. Enjoyable, but I would totally welcome some more some flavor. I will try and get a bottle when it is released and may revisit then. Thanks Josh!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1152) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 16, 2007
On tap at brewery. Aroma: Strong smoked ham, a bit of fruitiness. Taste: pretty strong of smoked ham, dark dried fruits. Nice finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (1135) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
On tap at CBC. Black colour with white head. Smoke aroma, with hints of hops. Smoked, roasted taste, slightly hoppy and bitter. Light body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Very impressed by this one. Manages to be quite smoky yet balanced and lgiht and drinkable. No clue it was near 10%, i would have guessed 5 or 6. Pours almost black, carbonated, but with little head. Nose and front of the palate are pretty smoky, and give way to a roasty light body with a very clean and quick finish. Definitely worth a try, very unique and very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1100) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westchesterco (1092) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
toast, earthy, coffee, Dark brown , medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, long finish, bitter,

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at ABR. So. Much. Smoke. Holy cow, I love smokey stuff so I love this beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 A great smoked flavor that only Aecht can beat, but all in all just a bit small to miss the higher rankings.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Growler courtesy Beerlando. Pours a dark brown color with a black center with a small tan head that leaves some spotty lacing behind. The aroma is nice and shows a good amount of smoked malts and peat with some chocolate and coffee undertones. The flavor is again very chocolaty with some skorched caramel and oaky vanilla adding depth and flavor. The smoked peat and smokey meat are noticeable as well. Dark fruits come through as it warms up and really balances out the smokiness nicely. Medium bodied and very silky mouthfeel with good carbonation adds up to a smooth drinker. Very solid brew and one I am glad I got to try. Thanks Brian.


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