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RATINGS: 470   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
750ml bottle thanks to Ryan. Poured a dark black with brown edges and a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of smoke, roast, and chocolate. Tastes of smoke, caramel, chocolate, and some dark fruitiness.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
Extremely smooth and creamy mouthfeel, with a signficant and controlled smokey taste, with the porter complexty behind it. Thanks Mista.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 750mL courtesy of beeranddogs. Pour is clear, deep, cola brown looking deep cola brown in the glass with highlights. Really no head- some cola fizziness erupts and settles down wickedly fast. No retention. No lace. Aroma is not even smoky: instead there is something medicinal, black cherry soda, cherry juice box, a touch of briney Kalamata olives. As it warms a hint of smokiness comes through but is layered atop some alcohol notes. Taste is bit like burnt plastic, cola sweetness coming in for the rescue but only succeeding in making the beer taste like flat vanilla cherry Coke. Palate is fizzy, fairly thin. 12/12/2010 7/3/6/3/13=3.2

Tap at CK. Deep pour with a thinner tan head. Deep clear black ruby. Rich, smoked meat nose with heavy bacon. Aecht Schlenkerla style. Taste is thinner, lemon tart, nicely roasty. Thinner mouthfeel like a schwarzbier. Just a little bit too much tobacco and dirt and less oily bacon fat. Still quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011
This beer pours a dark brownish-black color with a medium tan head that recedes to a film eventually. Spotty lacing on the glass. Smoky, roasty aroma with notes of malt and chocolate. Medium body with a subtle smoked character, possibly tempered by the oak aging? Notes of dark chocolate and coffee as well. The finish is roasted malt with a touch of dark fruit on the back end. Pretty good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
Deep brown pour. The nose is great with lots of bright smoke over a deep dark malty base. Rich and chocolatey with a lingering smokiness. Rich and sweet with a dark maltiness. Earthy bitterness and a rich chewy palate. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (8633) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Good smokiness on this one. Smoke dominates the baltic porter. Slight oak but not much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle 750ml @ RBNAG-11
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, smoke, chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8492) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Cocoa malt and light smoke aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet smoky chocolate malt flavor with a lightly bitter herbal hops finish. Not bad but expected more flavor from a Baltic porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8464) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Nearly 100% pitch black color with a creamy dark brown head. Smoke level is medium in the nose, there’s quite a bit of chocolate and coffee, a little roast and some small amount of creamy milk notes as well. Full and slick texture, chalky chocolate and resinous coffee, smoke is minimal... the meat of this beer is the creamy chocolate and wood... decadent stuff. Impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8402) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
750mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of moderate smoked malts, some vanilla, cocoa, and some roasted malts. Flavour of fairly intense smoke, roasted malts and cocoa. The smoke becomes a lot mellower the more you drink. Easily drinkable and smooth on the palate. No hint of the 9.5% ABV. Good stuff.


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