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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A smoked Baltic Porter. Aged in oak barrels for several months.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle from CLevar. The color is dark; looks just about black to me. A vigorous pour produces a one finger tan head that fades to a thin layer. The aroma shows a smoke character for sure but its not massive. Toasted grains and bittersweet chocolate join in. The flavor, once again, is smokey but not over the top. For me, thats probably a good thing. This tastes like the char remains that are scraped off the grill along with chocolate, vanilla, and a little dark fruit. Underneath the smoke, the body is slicker and creamier than expected. Again, thats a good thing as the smoke isnt completely dominant. Its just not too ashy, bitter, or gritty as I sort of feared it might be. Id be curious to know what "smoke heads" or anyone with more experience with this style than me thought of this and the level of the smoke character. In the end, this is a good smoked Baltic Porter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2010
POurs dark brown. Nose is heavy smoke, bacon, roasted grain, burnt coffee. Flavor is rich smoke, flavorful as all hell. Most smoke beers are over the top rauch malt, but this absolutely beautiful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Draft at The Happy Gnome. Pours black, thin tan head, spotty to poor lacing. Nose is smoke, bacon, roast, sweetness is vanilla? Coconut? Flavours of smoked salt, toasty coconut, fudge, ink. Lovely stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1705) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Tap; pours dark brown with a beige head; aroma is malt, dark fruits, smoke, and hints of wood; taste is chocolate, dark fruits, malt, and some smoke, wood, and caramel; finish is dry and smoky with a hint of roasted malt; very good smoked beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1693) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2016
Tap at the source. Pours black, small tan head. Aroma is smoke, wood, oak, chocolate, spot of licorice, roasted malt. Flavor is smoke, wood (oaky), chocolate. Some dark fruit. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2008
FoBAB 08. Cedar Smoke Version. Solid beer. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smokey tobacco aroma, chocolate, roasted malt. Good flavor. Surly always seems to have solid stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1674) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1614) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2014
beige head disappears quickly without lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is smoke, leather, coffee, candysugar, booozy. taste like aroma with long coffeebitter finish. medium body, quite carbonated. very nice balance and complexity. lovely! bottle 65 cl

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
750 ml bottle; thanks Mike!! Pours clear, dense black with trace tan head; candy roast with mild aromas of sweet smoked malt; chewy roast with thinnish texture; silky smooth mouthfeel; lagery sweet with candy malts and rich smoke; strong and sweet with tons of chocolate candy; the level of sweetness is so high that a little more texture and body would go a long way for me in terms of rounding it out; pretty damn tasty though

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1598) - Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Dark brown creamy head, lace. Milk chocolate, anise, dark fruit, smoke, toasted marshmallo, cherry chocolate. Same in taste but bigger than aroma, stronger toasted marshmello and smoke character. Balanced bitter sweet, a bit boozy, maybe big on anise too. 8.5% I believe. Full body, drinks kindof light and foamy despite some booziness, not that rich malty for its abv, but dry foamy. Oak, woody. Pretty good. Overpriced.


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