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RATINGS: 520   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
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2010
750 ml bottle from the Four Firkins. Deep, dark brown colored pour with a small tan head that immediately vanishes. Sweet, smokey aroma with a hint of oak. Flavor is also sweet, smokey and oaky with some nice malty balance. Finish is sweet smokiness. I paired it with Mexican food for a great combo.

3.8
durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle shared by JCB. Thanks, Jason. Pours nearly black with a shy head which needed some coaxing. Complex caramel nose with mild smoke and molasses/maple syrup notes. Full bodied and surprisingly fruity. Raisin and tawny port notes as well as some nuts. Lots going on here. Unique.

3.8
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Got this one in a trade a brought it to Sourfest. Porter dark pour with tan head. Nose is roast malt and light smoke. Taste is sweet and woody and malty. Was pleasantly suprised at how the smoke was NOT overpowering. Very nice.

3.8
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Thanks jhenry04. Poured very black, smoke, wood, roasted malts, burnt bacon, little caramel.

3.8
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle thanks to billshmeinke. Pours with a tan head and a black body. Aromas of apple, maple, bacon, wood, light citrus notes (?), and brown sugar. Taste is smokey, oaky, vanilla, bbq, chocolate, [cannot read note], and surprisingly dry. Lively bubbles.

3.8
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Big thanks to Kevin for sharing this brew! A-Body is a dark brown opaque-nearly black hue. S- Nose is somewhat complex but dominated by lots of smokey tones. There are also some stale earthy hops. plum, and unidentified sweetness, booze, and roasted chocolate malt. T- Taste is very similar to the smell-only the smokes aspects are more pronounced yet blend with the other characters well. You can really detect the dark, chocoalte, roasted baltic porter in this brew. M- Mouthfeel is well done. Medium carbonation and medium weight body as should be for the style. Slightly smooth yet slightly dry. D- This was a good brew overall. Classic smoked porter. I have New Glarus smoke on the porter and I am interested to compare this experience to that brew. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-28-2010 03:50:16

3.8
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Had this on-tap at Brasa release party <2009> Appearance: no head, very little carbonation, Jet Black. Where’s the head? Smell: a little sweet with a touch of smoke not much else there. Taste: very little coffe flavor in this, a bit of sweetness, not much hoppiness. Just a touch of smoke mingled in. just a touch of oakiness/wood Not as much too this as I expected. kind of like a basic porter with a hint of smoke. Mouthfeel: slick, not chewy, not oily. Drinkability: this stuff goes down nice, I think that was the best part about this beer. I could drink a lot of it pretty easily. It paired nicely with the food at Brasa’s. Final thoughts: not smokey enough. there was almost no smoke at all. the beer is called smoke.

3.8
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Sweet smokey aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee, and toffee. It has a very pronounced oak-smoked bitter taste with a slightly bitter/astringent finish. Flavors of chocolate, oak, smoke, dark malts, and hops. Very unique beer that is a good after dinner sipper. This pairs nicely while enjoying a smoke or for any sipping occasion. Bring a friend, this stuff packs a nice punch!

3.7
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2008
tap at Maproom....thanks to whoever posted the thread that this was available....an almost black pour with more of a brownness to the edges. thin and fastly disappearing off-white head....aromas of chocolate malt and more of a smoke/char quality that develops as it warms.....flavors of sweet chocolate malt, a small smoky presence that comes into play that i really didn’t get at first.

3.7
LilBeerDoctor (4230) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Extreme Beer Fest 2/15/08: As the name suggests, a lot of smoke in the aroma and taste. Also bitterness and roastiness.


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