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RATINGS: 458   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6483) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle at hallinghansen grand tasting. Pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is oak, smoke, light bacon, sweet caramel and light roast. The flavour is slightly metallic. Notes of smoke, hard roasted malt and some plastic like notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5960) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2012
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours hazy dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, campfire, cheese. Taste is roasted malt, smoke, bacon, campfire, wood, cheese. Medium body, soft carbonation. 090312

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4359) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Sample from bottle. Dark brown pour, thin head. Smoke dominates this beer, campfire, burnt wood, bacon, background flavors of roasted malt, and dried fruit. An enjoyable smokey beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared with nebeergal on 19 Aug 2012. Got this bottle in a trade. Used a lager glass. Color was black with small brown head that faded quickly. Not much lace or retention. Nose is smoked ham and campfire. Taste is predominantly oak and smoke. With nice rounded semi-sweet malts of molasses, roasted malt and figs. Average carbonation with a light oily to sticky mouthfeel. The lager yeast helps the body not be so big, sticky and sweet. Overall; I never drink this style of beer, it just really isnít my thing. However, this was drinkable and didnít overwhelm me (too much). I was objective as much I possibly could be for a style I donít like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7841) - MŲlndal, 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (359) - Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2012
This one is a smoke bomb. Nice sweetness, but for my taste way too much smoke and really thick. Tastes like a campfire. Good in a small portion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (913) - Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 ABV: 8.2%. StFun supplied from his cellar giveaway. Many thanks! Tried on my pre-birthday bash (..."a very merry unbirthday... to me? TO YOU!"). To snifter it pours a dark purplish brown with virtually zero head at all, just bubbles and a thin line of foam is the only thing which seems to stop someone from asking if this is indeed a beer. Has some decent lace, however. Aromas of fudge, caramelized raisins, brown sugar, peanut brittle, and a faint yet unmistakeable ash characteristic. Canít smell too much oak, however. Tastes bittersweet and earthy with notes of grape skins, liquid coffee, black olives, American yeast, smoke and stale Pepsi. Licorice, hops, and soil by swallow. Very thin but slushes around nicely in your mouth. Interesting. Not the best Iíve had from Surly. I had such high hopes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6443) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2092) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2013
750ml bottle (2012). Pours a dark brown almost black color with a fingers worth of tan head. Aroma is belgiany and smokey. Taste is roasted malts, slight coffee, and smokey campfire.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ericular (613) - Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013
On tap @ Muddy Pig. Looks jet black with decent head and decent lacing. Aroma is campfire and hickory smoked bacon. This is a unique smelling beer. Taste follows suit with heavily roasted malts, some smoke, and overall pretty sweet at first, subsiding to a smoky bitterness that was just slightly too much. I mean, itís what I came for, but in the end it didnít agree with me as much as I hoped it would.


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