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RATINGS: 491   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 First rating
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Black color, brown head. Sweet, smoke scent. Sweet, smoke taste. Metallic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
7/4/7/3/13=3.4

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Sampled draught at CBC, blue session, Saturday afternoon May 4, 2013.
Very dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, smoked scent. Malty, grainy, smoked taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/4/7/4/15=3.5

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2009
On tap at Stub and Herbs. Poured black with thin brown/tan head, smelled instantly of smoke and nothing else. Tasted much more balanced, with a nice malt start and thick smoky finish. Though not a fan of smoked beer, this one was the best!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8600) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Dark chocolate, crunchy cereals and beechwood smoke converge in this classy Barrel-Aged Smoked Baltic Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the brown-edged blackness.
-The mouthfeel is relatively dry; this is not your usual portly NAmerican dessert brew.
-Roasted malts offer a few flavors, but remain subdued.
-Alcohol is not too apparent, which I appreciate.
-This is perhaps not as complex as the Ola Dubh 40 we had right before, but it is as flavorful and elegant.

Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Tasted during RBWG15 Grand Tasting. Black color. Thin off-white head, decent bits of lace. Good savory smokey taste, dark chocolate. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, moderate bitter. Light warmth. Awesome bigger chewy body, lighter carbonation, light slick. Very good smoked lager. Good chewiness to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 12, 2013
[5/4/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Dark brown to black color with a big beige head. Roasty and smoky aroma with meaty notes. Flavor of smoked and roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, hints of licorice and a bitter alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8322) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle at Fin & Loz’s tasting with Jan, Charlotte, Craig, Stella & kids consumed 22.10.11 Jan brought this along, cheers Jan. Pours black with no head to speak of. This is smokey, really smokey in the mouth, you imagine fumes coming out of your ears and nostrils. Some smoked fish, wood smoke, really lovely. A8 A3 T7 P4 Ov15 3.7

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (8120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours black with a grayish white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma is quite smokey with a bit of bacon and ham as well as a strong roasted malt note. Flavor is full of smoke with plenty of roasted malt and a hint of coffee coming in the finish. Surprisingly smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle, from the reserve list at Stout Barrel House, shared with Parksy. Near black, brown head. Equal parts meaty smoke, sweet barrel traits, and chocolate, dark fruit undertones. Rich and complex. Excellent, but not worth the ridiculous price charged by this place.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2009
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 TAP at the Blue Nile (Minneapolis, MN) on 2.14.09. Pours a dark brown, not as smoky as some (like Left Hand Smoke Jumper). Smells/tastes like campfire with some beef jerky. Excellent.


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