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Smoke - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

704 Ratings
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Ratings: 704
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 339
Gots: 220 | FT: 8
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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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this a couple times on tap, but never in the right situation to review it. Got a couple bottles and figured I'd finally get this one in the books.

Pours dark translucent brown, but once in the glass appears pitch black. A brown head comes and goes quickly, much like soda foam. Looks lighter in body than I remember.

The nose is full of roasted malts, a light pilsner like hop character, dark dried fruits and subtle smoked malts. It's great, just like I remember it, possibly more mellow.

Taste is awesome. Smooth and malty, roasted and lightly smoked. Dark dried fruits and a nice pilsner like hop character just like the nose. The smoke is incredibly subtle and I think (just as I did the first couple times I had it) that the name is misleading. If you actually know anything about the beer, you know your not going to get a smoked beer, but rather a traditional baltic porter with a light subtle hint. Dry, earthy and smokey in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, smooth and creamy with a higher carbonation than I remember. Drinkability in this is awesome, and probably dangerous. It's way to easy to drink an entire bottle to myself.

Overall, I think I liked this slightly better on tap, but can't really complain about this in bottle form. I don't really see this improving too much in the bottle, but it certainly won't get any worse.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2010 04:23:28 | More by Mistofminn
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Smoke from Surly Brewing Company
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