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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
A smoked Baltic Porter. Aged in oak barrels for several months.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4982) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Craft Brewers Conference. Pours black with a tan head. Smoky aroma. Toasted oak flavors. Quite rich for a lager. NIce.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1139) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Waxed bomber poured a dark brown hue w/ large tan head. Big smoky aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are smoked bacon and toast. Full bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3673) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Hey look! I haven’t rated "Smoke" yet!
Pours a very deep crimson, without bright lights the sucka looks black. It’s got a tan head that is tight, medium sized and well retained. The lacing is nice. Grate lookin’ bier mydudes!
The aroma is rich and smoky evoking smoked meats for sure, some sorta sweet glazed ham or something. It’s got some nice vanilla and woodiness to it too. Generally speaking it’s real sweet smelling but I think given the sort of woody on smoky nose, that sweetness is a positive thing here.

The flavor is really truly a delicious practice in balance. It’s smoky for sure, it’s quite rich, ashy, and chocolaty. The roasty bitterness and light fruity character are the deviations that are best employed for balance here. As the beer warms both the vanilla like sweetness and wood come more and more forward, but so does some of the roasty bitterness.

So often with smoked beers caution is thrown to the wind in the pursuit of smoked malt goodness... I love beers like that, but I also love this beer for transcending that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2528) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2015
bomber thanks to the Piggly Wiggly shirt wearing AndyReynolds. toast, floral, smoke, soy sauce, coffee, brown, red, tan foam, medium sweetness, full body, sticky, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1395) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
750ml bottle of 2015 release. Pours a black color with a bit of head. Lots of smokey flavor that overpowers at first. Needs some time to breathe. Nice balance of smoke and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (901) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
On tap at Surly. Wow, this is great. Really nice and smoky, yet smooth and palatable. Tastes like a delicious complex brew underneath too - just great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3421) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
Brown bottle, 750 ml, savoured on September 17 2015; eye: liquorice, opaque, ring of brown head, no lacing; nose: smoke, malt, meaty, caramel; mouth: smoke, malt, meaty, caramel, smoky finale with good malty presence, medium-full body, average carbonation, rather sweet, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, échange avec Adam Conway, savourée le 17 septembre 2015; œil : réglisse, opaque, anneau de mousse brune, pas de dentelle; nez : fumé, malt, viandeux, caramel; bouche : fumé, malt, viandeux, caramel, finale fumée avec bonne présence maltée, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyen, plutôt sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1031) - CROATIA - AUG 30, 2015
Tap; pours dark brown with a beige head; aroma is malt, dark fruits, smoke, and hints of wood; taste is chocolate, dark fruits, malt, and some smoke, wood, and caramel; finish is dry and smoky with a hint of roasted malt; very good smoked beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3387) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Really nice deep smokiness in the aroma along with some smoked meatiness and heavily caramelized maltiness; Opaque, dark brown color with a thin beige head; sweet, toasted maltiness, tons of smoke and deep smoky maltiness, toasted raisin, licorice, black mission figs, higher alcohol is evident; medium body, smooth and tingly; quite good, deep and flavorful without being too smoky, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2479) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
Pours a dark dark brown with a beige rim that leaves good lacing. Nose is of smoke, umami and roasted malt. Taste is of dark fruits, smoke and a little alcohol. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and I found it to be a little light for a baltic porter (personal preference). Overall a really nice smoked baltic porter, short of world class but not by much!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4229) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
How: Bottle (750 ml). Shared at Mont-Carmel tasting. Bottle from John, thanks! At least 2 years old.

>>> Complex and super tasty Smoked Baltic Porter that is really well preserved for a 2 + years beer.

- Slightly hazy brown with a medium easy to revive beige head and some lacing.
- Nice mix of meaty smoke, roasted malts and dark fruits.
- The taste also have a nice caramel/molasses sweetness.
- Main flaw of the beer is that the body is a bit thin, especially for a 9.5 % abv beer. It might only be because of age though.
- It held up really well flavor-wise for a 2+ years Smoked. Absolutely no oxidation signs.

Flavors: Meaty smoke, roasted malts, dark fruits, molasses/caramel.

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