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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A smoked Baltic Porter. Aged in oak barrels for several months.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9169) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9072) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
Tap at CBC 2013. Pours almost black with a big beige head. Aroma of smoke, roast, light chocolate and light licorice. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"An aggressively sour ale. Light in body, prickly. Berries, vinegar and oak are the main players in both aroma and flavor. Some lemony funk in the flavor as well. Really nice brew."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by STLWill- thanks again, Will. Very cool label with thick light gray wax. Pours black, with some hints of brown around the edges and no head. Aroma of hickory-smoked wood, bacon, roasted malts, and dark fruits. The flavor picks up with more smoked wood, bacon, and roasted malts, and along with a lot of chocolate, dark fruits emerge- plums and figs- as well as notes of licorice, earth, and molasses. Not smoked as much as the Alaskan, and also very sweet. Medium-full bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a smoky, oily mouthfeel. Some alcohol present. Very cool smoked beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8962) - 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 (8957) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8809) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8727) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Smoky and malty aroma, mild wooden notes also. smoky and malty flavor also, some fruity notes with hay on the finish. Decent.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2010
Sampled this one @ CCB. This one is the perfect smoke beer with the right balance. Dark brown in color, light tan head. Smoked malts blend perfectly with the oak that at times might appear to be in hindsight. Not over the top, and a tad extra smoke would have been even better. Lot going on there, dark chocolate, roasted malts, oak flavors come mesh together adding to the smoked malts and occasional bacon-like goodness.


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