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RATINGS: 453   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4594) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2010
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with a thin, off white head. Nose of light smoke, dopplebock fruitiness, toasted bread, malts. Flavor is sweet, malty, smokey, bacon, light coffee, brown sugar, burnt molasses. Medium bodied, smokey finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5944) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
In short: A very sweet, moderately smoky and a bit woody Baltic Porter. Fun beer.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed about 6 months after it was put into bottle. Sent to me by oakbluff. Thanks a lot Scott
The look: Black body topped by a short-lived beige head
In long: Nose is moderately smoky with notes of wood coal and some molasses. Taste is dark cake malts, molasses, black liquorice, vanilla extract, beach wood, some smoke, coffee filter, figs, kiwis (really!), too much residual sugars. A strong burnt brown sugar flavor from start to finish. A fun beer but after a full bottle the residual sugars were getting a bit too much for me. I was expecting more from this beer. I don’t know if this beer was a one-shot beer or a new regular beer. I don’t know what the state of affairs is. Probably Nevada because people have a lot of affairs in Las Vegas.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3664) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Nice beer but definitely not worth the $14.99 I paid for it. Absent the smoke effect, the beer itself is adequate as a schwarzbier, with a nice chocolate base, though it doesn’t come anywhere close to dopple in character. Most importantly, this isn’t an especially rich beer; color-wise it is not opaque, with a clear black-brown color. Now, the smoke here is what you’re buying, and it does have a smoked sausage character but it is still lower than the average in this style. The wax top is pretty but took a good bit of time to get off; if it would lower the price point I’d rather just have a foil top. Overall, this would be a good, worthy beer at $7.99, and I’d probably buy it for a party at $8.99.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 9, 2012
@HallingHansen tasting, thanks for sharing. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is smoke, malt and light hay. Flavour is roasted malt, smoke and liquorish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2413) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Shared at my tasting on May 29, 2010. Thanks Paul! Review from notes. A: This beer appears a very dark brown, almost black. There is virtually no head or lace at all. S: Whoa - the aroma is extremely smoky. I guess this is what they were going for. T: This tastes much more like a rauch bier than a Baltic Porter, incidentally. While there are some nice flavors here, the body is just too thin to support the complexities of this beer. M: There is very little carbonation, and a generally flat feel. D: I’m glad I tried it, but I can get an Aecht Schlenkerla rauch bier that tastes better for way less trouble.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Thanks to bnielsen13 for the bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head. Roasted, sweet aromas with hints of smoke. Burnt, smoky, nutty, toffee flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Cocoa malt and light smoke aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet smoky chocolate malt flavor with a lightly bitter herbal hops finish. Not bad but expected more flavor from a Baltic porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle. Poured dark brown min head. Bacony smoke aroma. Oaky smoke flavor with malts. Very smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottled with Ryan, Ray, Chris, et al. Pours a deep brown with tan head. Nose of roasted malt, smoke, mild chocolate. Medium body. A little sweet with moderate smoke.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
Draft @ CBC 2013. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty smoky aroma. Roasted malty grainy spicy smoky flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy smoky finish.


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