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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 2/23/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tasting glass. This is pitch black with only slightly less ominous dark brown edges. Not much head, nor does it retain well or leave any lace. The aroma is darkly roasted and burnt malts, smoke, and a little coffee and dark chocolate act as support. Up front the flavor is sweet and roasted for a second, with dark chocolate and heavily roasted malt leading the way. Molasses, some cocoa and fruity esters, and then some smoke. A light earthy or spicy hop aroma create a bitter finish. This actually has a body on the light side of medium, although there is a creamy side to the carbonation. The smoke does not dominate, which I appreciated. Overall this is another solid beer from a great brewery. I do not tend to go after the smoked beers, but I enjoyed this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (859) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Draft. Dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma of smoked meats, vanilla, dark fruits, and chocolate. Medium body, chocolate, strong malt presence, dark fruits, and nice smoke undertones. A very nicely done smoked beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Big thanks to Kevin for sharing this brew! A-Body is a dark brown opaque-nearly black hue. S- Nose is somewhat complex but dominated by lots of smokey tones. There are also some stale earthy hops. plum, and unidentified sweetness, booze, and roasted chocolate malt. T- Taste is very similar to the smell-only the smokes aspects are more pronounced yet blend with the other characters well. You can really detect the dark, chocoalte, roasted baltic porter in this brew. M- Mouthfeel is well done. Medium carbonation and medium weight body as should be for the style. Slightly smooth yet slightly dry. D- This was a good brew overall. Classic smoked porter. I have New Glarus smoke on the porter and I am interested to compare this experience to that brew. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-28-2010 03:50:16

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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (835) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2007
On tap on darkness day at brewery. Aroma of smoke, some hoppiness comes through. Nice sweetness, bitterness isnít really there. Nice beer. copyright grimreeser

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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2011
750 ml brown bottle thanks to CLevar. Pours a virtually black in the glass with a nice looking head. The aroma is smokey but really is more meaty than smokey which is nice. Sausage, dark fruits, liquid salami. Damn I think Iím a sucker for smoked beers. The taste again is very meaty, smokey, more dark fruits, figs, maybe even some chocolate. This is liquid meat in a glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (820) - Queens, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
draft: pours a dark black with a thin tan head, aroma of smoke, bacon, taste is malty, smokey, dry, thin-to-medium body, smokey aftertaste, very nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2007
On tap on darkness day at brewery. Aroma of smoke, some hoppiness comes through. Nice sweetness, bitterness isnít really there. According to one of the Surly guys, the smoke has mellowed nicely since ABR. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (784) - GREECE - MAY 13, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Red session. Dark brown color with light beige head. Roasted malty aroma, caramel, light chocolate, smoked. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with coffee addition. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.


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