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RATINGS: 522   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Bottle pours deep mahogany, almost black, with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of smoke, salted meat, dark chocolate, oak, and roasted nuts. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of coffee, molasses, light ash, and toasted marshmallow.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1481) - - JUL 17, 2013
Dark pour. subdued aroma - smokey, but not overpowering. Lighter smoke allows more of this lagers qualities to shine through - Toffee, chocolate, roasted malt, nuts. Smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation. Probably the easiest drinking smoked beer Ive ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2007
On tap at the Blue Nile. First off... I am not a huge fan of smoked beers, nor am I big on porters, thus smoked porters generally arent big for me. But leave it to Todd and the crew... Enticing aroma of lightly smoked moist wood. A hint of maple bacon. Nuanced smoke. Earthy with a touch of peat. Quite a lot of oak. Pours pitch black with a thin khaki head. Quite nice on the tongue. The smoke doesnt overpower the beer. Lightly charred wood, smoky malt, leather, burnt vanilla, bitter chocolate and dried coffee grounds. Rich and creamy. Full bodied. Finishes with a touch of earthy and smoky malt. By far the most nuanced smoked beer Ive tasted. The smoked malt doesnt overpower the flavor and aroma, rather it enhances the beer. Nicely done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1467) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
12 bottle. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma is light somke with char and bacon over soft chocolate and sweet malt. Taste is mild smoke over chocolate and a sweet doppelbock type malt profile. Bit mild for a baltic porter but the smoke treatment is nice. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
A - pours deep dark opaque cola with fluffy high tan head. S - strong aromas of a quad. Some smoke, dark fruit, molasses, salted toasted caramel, chocolate, toffee. M - nice rich full bodied brew, strong creamy palate. T - smoke, roasted malts, coffee notes up front. Lightly bitter vegetal dark toasted malts, molasses on the palate. Lingering vinous smoke, coffee, and malts. O - very good smoke beer. 7

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Growler courtesy of Beerlando.I love the nose on this.Liquid smoked meat in a bottle, how can u go wrong?The flavor was full smoked meat, not the usual campfire smoke.Lots of flavor here, pretty solid brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1403) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Autumn Brew Review 07
Black body with a tan head. Creamy palate. Very easy drinking. I dont get the strength of a baltic porter here, instead this reminds me of a smoked porter, nutty roasted flavor with a touch of smoke.

This may be Surlys most "to style" beer to date, not necessarily pushing the style boundaries, as they do with many of their other beers. Given this is a Surly special release, I was expecting more and so in that sense, it was a bit of a let down.

On a side note, the naming of this beer is somewhat disturbing. I hope they change the name. Dahmer is not a guy Id like to think about when drinking a Surly beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours black, two finger tan head. Smell roasty ash, grainy Taste light roast, table pepper, smoaky roast Lighter body Solid

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Had this at the release party at Brasas on 11/30/09. Was poured from tap into a 10oz glass. Little to no head was a little bit of a dissappointment, not sure if that was caused by the pour or if it is just that way. Needless to say, the lack of head hindered the aroma of the beer a little. Smelled of slight smoke and a subtle sweetness. What a taste though! Very smooth with a slight smoke taste that ends with a subtle sweetness, just like the smell I guess. Very drinkable! With a name like Smoke, I was expecting a Smoked Porter taste but was pleasantly surprised. This is an extremely good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 18, 2008
EBF NOTB. Aroma is smoky, chalky roasted, and chocolate. The flavor is the same, with the wood, roasted malt and chocolate coming together nicely. This stood out as being better than many others at the event.


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