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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
Tap at the Blue Door. Pours charcoal black with a tan head. Smells and tastes of dijon mustard, mild smoke, and wood. Creamy for a smoked beer, but really balanced. Perfect for a hearty meal. This beer makes me miss Germany, bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2013
Draught @CBC 2013. Pours near black with a tan small head. Aroma is smoke, caramel, roasted malt and sausage. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium+, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.. Finishes dry with dark malt and warming alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Im not a fan of smoke beer but this was pretty good. Bottle, Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is smoke right up front with some coffee and caramel. Taste is mildly smokey. This would be a good introductory smoke beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1257) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
On tap at Surly. Wow, this is great. Really nice and smoky, yet smooth and palatable. Tastes like a delicious complex brew underneath too - just great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Side by side with a homebrew clone. Not cloned and not as good as the homebrew. This is a six monthish old bottle and has medium smoke and roast aromas. This black pour. some smoke and oxidative(slightly) notes take away from the overall experience. This is caramelly and smooth and clean but a little bleh. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Thanks to Beerlando for bringing this growler. Aroma is fairly light, reminds me of smoked ham. Flavor is lightly smoked with a little more coffee and/or chocolate in there. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Hand bottle. Pours a stills viscous chocolate black. Vanilla, chocolate, coconut, and a touch of cherry pit all wrapped up in a light smokiness. Nice slick and creamy mouth feel. The base Baltic is solid with nice light chocolate and vanilla notes along with some toasted coconut. I do pick up subtle notes from the barrel and a touch of roastiness. Enjoyable, but I would totally welcome some more some flavor. I will try and get a bottle when it is released and may revisit then. Thanks Josh!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (1230) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Tap into a snifer showing pitch black with sparse white foam on the edges. The nose first shows a lot of steel tank notes but eventually matures into light roasted malts then finishes with a very Islay peaty aroma (think swampy, smoked malt). The palate is well carbonated and light bodied but creamy and well done. The flavor is very peaty and swampy. Tastes more akin to a whiskey than a beer but without the hard alcoholic bite. Still very good though. I would hesitate to buy a whole bottle unless its shared.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle from Chase! Pours a thin black with low head. Aroma is roasted malt with smokey oak. Taste is bitter roast with a salty ham finish, nice, but im not a big smoke guy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1219) - , Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Rate #997. Bomber from trade to glass. Unique beer that got better as it warmed and the more I drank. Slightest of smoke in aroma slight dark fruits and a couple other I couldnt quite identify. Mouthfeel was a 4. Nice carbonation. Different type of hop slight bitter finish. Taste is aroma and a little bit of roast. Good not great


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