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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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3.8
sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2012
22oz bottle from Haskell’s Minneapolis. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, smokey, bacon. Medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, smokey, ashy, tobacco, with a bitter, smokey finish. This beer is more smokey that a lot of other smoked porters. On the edge of overwhelming, but not quite. Much like the rest of Surly’s line.

4.2
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
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
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2015
I’m 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.

3.3
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
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
crajun (1243) - , 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 couldn’t 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

3.7
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!

3.5
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

3.8
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2009
pitch black with a mild tan head. thick moutfeel and low carbontion. smokey nose, flavor of initial dark malts with a large smokeiness coming through followed by some chocolate notes. tough to drink due to smokiness but a great complex flavor


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