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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by the flavors in mole. This version of our Smoked Baltic Porter uses four different chili varieties, roasted cacao, cinnamon and vanilla.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (6020) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Black beer. Some complexity in the aroma, chocolate and peppers, and a little smoke. Also complec in the flavor, bitter chocolate, some heat from the peppers, smoke, and sweet malt. Good, but i qould like more smoke.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Definately not my favorite style but this is a nice brew lots of smoke with a chili aftertaste.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7754) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Tap. Pours opaque black, small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is full of camp fire and hardwood smoke, plus chili pepper. Flavor is light sweet, medium smoke and medium chili spice, cocoa notes, peppers. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Chili burn pleasant and lets the other beer characteristics come through. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4171) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2016
On Draught
Pours a very dark brown with a small but well retained head and some light lacing on the glass.

The aroma isnt much different than the regular smoke... perhaps a bit of pepper sneaks in.. but yeah its smoky, lightly sweet smelling & has a nice roasty character.

The flavor is mostly smoke & chili peppers. Which is great the richness of the beer really provides a backdrop for those flavors to shine. The cinnamon isnt eclipsed as much as it blends in.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (1104) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Tap at Blue Door (Surly tap takeover). Black with minimal head. Campfire, roasted red chillies, molasses and oak aromas. Has a malty sweetness that is quickly cut by a medium peppery heat. Heavy body with a bubbly feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1245) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
On tap at Acadia, Minneapolis. Really liked this one, just the right amount of chili and really tasty chocolate and vanilla to round things out. Hard to compare against the original, but definitely one to try if you like Surly Smoke.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2331) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Pitch black pour with faint khaki head that is wispy and leaves a tiny ring. Aroma is peat smoke and thats it. Taste is awesome peat/smoke upfront then the spice kicks in, and it is nice! Following the spice chocolate malt is present with more spice overtaking. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (7130) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Pitch black, ominous with gentle brown ruby glow on the bottom. Caley brownish head, decent layer. Aromas are peppery, meaty, Carmel used and roasty. Initial is firm in body, smokey and full. Biscuit, caramel and cocoa. A but of warmth, toast and toffee with earth. Backend shows some peppery kick, chiles and smoke. Peppery life grows, a bit slower due to that firmer body. Milk chocolate, caramel, some gentle bitterness and oak meet smokey life, red fruit and campfire meats. Smokey wood, faint ash. Pepper offers something come tell different into finish. Pepper grows stronger. Firm heat coats, toasty and sweet, earthy and smokey. Some caramel, cocoa and roast taper out trying to speak up past the heat. While the smoke fades back, the pepper holds up here. Earthy, spicy, potent but not overwhelming. Nice. Gorgeous pour, sufficient nose, fuller body and a spicy heat that take firm shape

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2949) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Black pour with a slight off white head. Malty and slightly spiced and smokey nose. Nice chili spiciness to the taste, hot but not palate wrecking. Would like to pair this with some of the BBQ offered at Surly for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atom (2300) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
On at at surly pours a dark brown/black with a large tan head. Aroma of heavy meaty smoke, roasted malt, cacoa, and peppers. Tastes similar to aroma with touches of cinnamon and vanilla and a moderate but very present pepper burn on the palate. However, after about three sips it becomes too much to finish.


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