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Smoke - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 784
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 327
Gots: 237 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2007

Ebony-hued, Smoke wafts out of the bottle and into your senses, borne on the wings of European traditions, wrapped in American innovation. Lager-brewed, like any true Baltic Porter, with smoked malts from Bamberg, Germany, the home of Rauchbiers, then mellowed by oak-aging. Black malt flavors mesh with notes of raisins, plums, figs and licorice with the subtle smoke on the side, for a complex and luxurious, yet silky smooth drinking experience. It's a sipper at Alc. 8.2% by VOL., but everyone knows you can't have Smoke without fire!
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Got this one hand-delivered from Jason on his way to Kalamazoo.

A: Dark brown color. Good head formation and retention.

S: There is definitely smoke. I don't know if it is because this is so fresh (released yesterday), but the overwhelming aroma is only smoke. No hops, no nothing else really.

T: Tastes like bacon and not in a good way. Three out of four of us agreed that this is a bacon-tasting-drain-pour.

M: Medium light body, good carbonation.

D: As stated above, it went into the drain.

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Smoke from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.