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Smoke - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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701 Ratings
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Ratings: 701
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 341
Gots: 218 | 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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Reviews by DovaliHops:
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DovaliHops

California

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown...almost black (amber when held up to light)... almost clear. Large tan head that goes down quickly. Scent is VERY smokey. Nice chocolate aroma with some mellow charcoal and burnt malt. Nice smoked meat aroma. Taste is coffee at first, then the smoke comes in. This beer tastes like a more rich, chocolatey Schlenkerla. VERY tasty. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a great finish. Drinkability is VERY high, especially for 8.20%! Overall, one of the best smoked beers I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 08:08:27 | More by DovaliHops
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HoppyHopperton

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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California

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Minnesota

2/5  rDev -51.2%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Smoke pours a black color with a nice lacing tan head. There is a strong smokey aroma; much like a smoked meat. The taste has a nice mellow, but pronounced smokey flavor, very meaty flavors. The body feels a little watery, but a nice warmth. Overall its a nice easy drinking smoking beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -26.8%

05-25-2014 16:46:36 | More by tbone64
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Wisconsin

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft 4oz pour into snifter at churchkey on 5/8/14

A-Pours a dark brownish black with tan head.

S-Aromas of smoke, tobacco,and chocolate. Feels like you are at a campfire.

T-Tasting notes of smoke, roast, malts, tobacco, light chocolate.

M-Mouthfeel gives a medium-full body with a dry finish. Decent carbonation

O-Overall quite surprised loved the smoke aroma and flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

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Carb-Overlord

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very well made smoked porter. The smell is simply wonderful; soaked hickory on your hot coals smell! Sort of makes me hungry when I get a whiff. The smell is appetizing, but the smoke flavor is subtle and in no way overpowers the porter, what I feel is a big danger in smoked beers.

A: A rich dark black with an initial tan head that foams down to a crisp thin line.

S: Like my grill when I throw a handful of soaked hickory chips on those hot coals with a splash of yeasty chocolate in the back of the sinus.

T: Very interesting progression of flavors; initial bitterness (interesting for a porter) but it quickly mellows into a more chocolate smoothness and finishes with a smoky after taste. Again, when you breath deeply from your glass there is such a rich smoky scent, but the flavor itself doesn't overshadow the rich flavors comprising the base of a very good porter. Well done Surly.

M: I personally like my porters a little more smooth, the carbonation was a little too in my face to make this aspect outstanding.

O: Great smoked porter. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the pleasure of smoke flavor in their food or drink. Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 00:59:52 | More by Carb-Overlord
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Smoke from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.