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RATINGS: 455   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zeke626 (422) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Draft at Buster’s one year anniversary party. Served in a tulip glass; poured an opaque, black body with no head. Aroma of burnt and sweet malts with some light smoke. Taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, smoke, and maybe a hint of peat. Medium to heavy body with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Roasted malt and smoke in the finish. Probably my favorite Surly brew to date.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle shared with my son, Keith, poured a black body with medium tan head. Smokey aroma with wood/oak. Flavors of roasted malts, black licorice, and smoke. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Rich black pour with a generous tan head. Smells like burnt wood, smoked ham, and chocolate. The flavor is earthy, with a pronounced, but very manageable meaty smokiness. Also nice chocolate, wood, and bitter-sweet malt notes. Awesome palate - thick, and full, matches the beer perfectly. I wouldn’t mind seeing a palate like this on bender. Really good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2010
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 From a bottle, last beer I had as a bachelor. I am a sucker for smoked beers, and Surly does this one right. Nose is smoke and burnt malt . Good smoke profile without being harsh or biting. Lots of big malt in the mouth, very smooth, though the smoke prevents it from being "creamy". Really solid beer...also great out of the brite tank at DDay, though the smoke was not as pronounced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (357) - Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2012
This one is a smoke bomb. Nice sweetness, but for my taste way too much smoke and really thick. Tastes like a campfire. Good in a small portion.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2010
I would really say this is more of a porter then a smoked beer. I tasted some roasted flavor but not really anything too smokey.It rather sweet which I personally like. I could taste some coffee in there.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Growler thanks to Beerlando. Dark brown pour. Smokey malts, not nearly as smokey as I’d expect it to be. Tastes like a sweet, smoked ham. Very cool smooth feel to it. Quality meat.....quality beverage.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 Too much going on in this beer for me to fully enjoy it. A good beer tho, dark brown pour, tan head and fades immediately. Aromas of smoked and roasted malts. Flavors of the same with some alcohol presence. Sweet and thick. Rerate for Cask version aged on cedar oak. Much cleaner, oak rounds out the alcohol presence and mellows the brew. Cask is always better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Thanks once more to KenW (via another ratebeerian to whom my hat is also removed). This Surly pours like cola; smells like barbeque. This densely textured dark lager has well-integrated smoke, but it bites in the finish. Loses carbonation fast, a bit one dimensional and messy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2008
this is good. as stated below, not as smoky as it was originally, (dahmer) while many disagree THIS is a different beer than originally debuted at ABR. the dahmer version WAS NOT OAK AGED! it was much smokieer than the oak aged version. I happen to find both versions delectable. drink this a bit warm and the aroma and flavor really flourish!
Earlier Rating: 10/17/2007 Total Score: 4.4
this stuff is phenomenal beer. might be my new favorite surly once the oak aged stuff cmes out huge smoke flavor and great aroma awesome beer.


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