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RATINGS: 465   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours a black color, with thin tan head....Smells of a smoked meat shop....applewood smoked meat...taste is the perfect amount of smokiness and meat smoked flavor, with some fresh home made deer sausage this is a gem....


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7773) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1130) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle at RBWG. Really nice rauchbier-baltic smoked beer. Smoky bacon and campfire over a nice sweet body. Maybe some fruit and vanilla flavors to balance out the smoke. Not too overpowering to drink like some smoked beer. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Draft - Sweet smoky and some pale malts. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Dark and smoky malty notes. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2432) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle at RBWG GT. Nose is strong campfire and bacon, dried meat (drippings). Taste is a sweet, luscious smoke and meat. Reminds me of bamburg onions.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3637) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2013. Dark beer with a foamy beige head. Big sweet nose with lots of meaty smoke. Rich smoke flavors of bacon, molasses, brown sugar and honey baked ham. Really intense smokey beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1033) - , Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Rate #997. Bomber from trade to glass. Unique beer that got better as it warmed and the more I drank. Slightest of smoke in aroma slight dark fruits and a couple other I couldn’t quite identify. Mouthfeel was a 4. Nice carbonation. Different type of hop slight bitter finish. Taste is aroma and a little bit of roast. Good not great

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of smoked malts, some roast, oak and vanilla, some light dough, notes of chocolate and coffee, and some light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average to smoother texture. A solid beer for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - 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."

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnredsoxfan69 (4) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
This is one magnificent lager. The smoked malts dominate this sucker without tasting burnt. It’s black and thick like a good Baltic porter with a tall tan head. The aroma and the taste mingle perfectly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (941) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Thanks to largadeer for opening this at the post-post-RS party tasting. Reviewed from notes. Poured into a taster glass.

A - Pours black with a very tiny mocha colored head leaving no lacing at all down the glass.

S - Good amount of roasted malts up front but the smoke is not far behind. Some nice chocolate and vanilla sweetness comes thru as the smokey darkness begins to let up. Just o.k. really.

T - Plenty of dark roasted malts in this one. A nice mix of chocolate and coffee flavors starts to break thru once the smokey malt dies down a bit. The smoke is quite pronounced as you might expect and never really leaves the party. Not too bad but nothing mind blowing here.

M - Medium-Heavy body and flavors with moderately low carbonation. A bit light in the feel with tons of lingering smokey dark roast in the finish.

D - Decent stuff. I enjoy porters quite a bit but this one was just too smokey to really enjoy. I could drink one of these but that is about it.


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