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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra at BSAF. Smoked bacon! That’s all I got. Huge brew. Best smoked I’ve ever had. One of the highlights.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2010
750ml bottle to my favorite glass. Pour is a black brown with a quick tight tan head that dissipates to nothing on top. Scents of chocolate cake coffee molasses and some smokey wood. Flavor is full of smokey wood chocolate coffee and sweet tobacco which finishes spicy dry. This is a very flavorful porter, surly really takes there time with theses limited runs. Two thumbs up!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8862) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2010
Thanks to nbutler! Dark brown pour, nice tan head. Light bacon, chocolate, roasted malt, prunes and some toffee in the aroma. Flavor has some smoke, but not overly insane amount. Good chocolate and roasted malt too. Very well done beer. One of my favorite smoked beers to date.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
750ml bottle thanks to mikesgroove.
Appearance : Black, small head
Aroma : Smoke, roasted malt, caramel.
Taste : Smoke, roasted malt and caramel. Noce smokiness and roastiness on the finish. No trace of alcohol. Fairly dry.
Overall : Wow this was really awesome. Really drinkable and tasty. Body is rather thin. So much flavour in a thin, well balanced drinkable beer. Not much complexity but just really well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2010
bomber recapped from nbutler. consumed 4/17/10. opaque pour is a very dark brown shade of black with a small tan head. nice mellow, rich and sweet smoky aroma... along with chocolate, ashy roast, light sourness, wood and a raisin-like fruitiness which play a secondary role. rich fudgey flavor... sour smoky salami, umami, raisins, molasses, roast, faint vanilla and a tart finish are all in great harmony. it is full bodied and hearty yet terribly easy to drink... especially with some tasty welsh cheddar! 8/5/8/4/17/+

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2010
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 From a bottle, last beer I had as a bachelor. I am a sucker for smoked beers, and Surly does this one right. Nose is smoke and burnt malt . Good smoke profile without being harsh or biting. Lots of big malt in the mouth, very smooth, though the smoke prevents it from being "creamy". Really solid beer...also great out of the brite tank at DDay, though the smoke was not as pronounced.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WymanJ (49) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 Tap in a pint glass at Surly Brewery. Wow! This one had a great smokey smell and flavor - I’ve never tried any other smoked beers and this was a great introduction! An interesting and complex lager, with the flavors changing as I sipped. Very strong in alcohol content as well as flavor. I definitely want to drink this again!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter. Appearance: Extremely dark brown without much head and very spotty lacing. Aroma: Smoked malts, oak, molasses, raisins, vanilla and licorice. Impressive for a lager, which tend to be mild in the scent department. Taste: Oak and smoke is very predominant, with nice rounded semi-sweet malts of molasses, plum, licorice and figs. Ends with a touch of spicy and bitter hops, which co-mingle nicely with the smoke. Palate: Low carbonation, smooth and creamy lager body that is somewhat full bodied. Overall: Very nice balance between a Baltic Porter, Rauchbier and Oak-Aged beer. Delicious and very easy to drink, belaying its 8.2% abv.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteysmu (63) - USA - DEC 26, 2011

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1265) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2012
750 ml wax dipped bottle, 2011 vintage. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that went away quickly. There’s a very small amount of lacing left on the glass. The brew smells like smoked and roasted malt, peat, coffee, and a bit of chocolate. It tastes like smoked malt/meats, burnt/charred malt, coffee, and some dark fruit and chocolate. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a little creamy and slick with low/moderate carbonation. I think this is a pretty good brew overall, I’d definitely buy this again in the future.


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