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Smoke - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

718 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 718
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 333
Gots: 222 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2007)
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mnredsoxfan69

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-29-2014 10:39:09 | More by mnredsoxfan69
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Nugganooch

California

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%

750ml wax capped bottle – split into a couple tumblers
Notes taken on 07/26/2014 – Big thanks to Allen once again!

A: Dark brown coffee bean color that settles closer to black in the glass. Thick creamy taupe colored suds forms over top and holds for a few good moments. Some light sticky cling remains to the glass after each sip.

S: The nose is very chocolaty with dark roast malts in abundance. I get some dark caramel sweetness with a mild dark fruit presence and a touch of earthiness too. Finishes out with a faint but easily distinguishable smoked malt character. Gives off a light campfire aroma. Nice but strangely this is not nearly as smoky as I was anticipating.

T: Dark roasted malt with dark caramel, coffee, and chocolate notes meld into an earthy green hop bitterness midway. The finish delivers a few whispers of beach wood smoke however it is fairly tame with no harsh charcoal or ashy presence. This is a really nice Black Lager but I am kind of missing the Smoke here. Not really complaining since the balance and flavor is great. Alcohol is well incorporated into the other flavors as well. Just not the aggressive smoke bomb I was expecting this to be at all.

M: Moderate heft in body with great frothy cream like texture and a nice drying lift at the finish. Touch of hop bitterness however void of any harsh astringency which is nice.

D: I found this to be a very tasty Dark Lager and would definitely have again. Extremely subtle use of the smoked malts here however. Actually had me wanting for more intensity. I mean why else would you wax the bottle. For those who may have shied away from this one should not fear the Smoke.

08-28-2014 17:34:11 | More by Nugganooch
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Vukusich

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-25-2014 16:41:41 | More by Vukusich
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-24-2014 05:36:02 | More by Kelp
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gratefulstu

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-23-2014 23:51:45 | More by gratefulstu
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Skunkyluvmuffin

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-21-2014 06:30:18 | More by Skunkyluvmuffin
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77apm

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

08-21-2014 03:32:44 | More by 77apm
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blue-dream

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-19-2014 11:35:52 | More by blue-dream
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jwerner23

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-11-2014 17:40:00 | More by jwerner23
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PassMeAZima

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-09-2014 18:35:20 | More by PassMeAZima
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Alpar

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

08-09-2014 03:38:20 | More by Alpar
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IndyDad

New York

3/5  rDev -26.7%

08-03-2014 01:39:14 | More by IndyDad
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TboneRN

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-28-2014 03:45:59 | More by TboneRN
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SwinginParty

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -26.7%

07-26-2014 23:57:20 | More by SwinginParty
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-20-2014 20:01:50 | More by Howlader
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-18-2014 22:58:24 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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Stillyman11

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-15-2014 05:20:56 | More by Stillyman11
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HoppyHopperton

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-12-2014 16:14:44 | More by HoppyHopperton
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gio540

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-08-2014 05:02:34 | More by gio540
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itracy63

Alaska

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-04-2014 23:50:59 | More by itracy63
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Halfbrother83

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

07-02-2014 16:22:55 | More by Halfbrother83
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-27-2014 23:49:51 | More by GRG1313
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magictacosinus

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-27-2014 01:27:35 | More by magictacosinus
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ajevne

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-25-2014 17:14:55 | More by ajevne
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bfirkin45

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-22-2014 21:02:39 | More by bfirkin45
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Smoke from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.