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Smoke - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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706 Ratings
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Ratings: 706
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 336
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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GarretD

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-17-2013 04:48:04 | More by GarretD
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased from France44.

A pitch black pour with about a 2 finger head of foam.

It smells very roasty with some smoke, malty.

It taste of roasted malt, lots more smoke here than in the smell, solid semi sweet malt presence. Very dry finish. Delicious.

Medium bodied, same for the carbonation, very good mouthfeel.

A pretty strong brew though right for the style....the alcohol, imho, is hidden pretty well. A very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 00:06:12 | More by Bitterbill
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-09-2013 04:44:54 | More by tdmccarthy
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a Victory tulip

A- pours black with a one finger tan head that quickly fades to nothingness. Eh.

S- very smoky aroma. Very...bacon-esque. About what I expected, considering the damn name of the beer

T- decent bit of smoke, lots of chocolate....tasty

M- medium bodied, actually on the lighter side...strange considering how strong the flavors are

O- not bad, not bad at all...just not a very mainstream style

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 03:05:09 | More by bigfnjoe
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-03-2013 08:25:02 | More by RedneckBeerz
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marct

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-02-2013 06:55:37 | More by marct
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a sort of thin looking dark brown. Tiny one finger head & no lacing.

S - Very woodsy & smokey. Reminds me of the scent of a real smokey scotch.

T - Somewhat sweet & very smokey that leads to a good malt profile, kinda chocolatey and a touch of dark fruits.

M - Lighter body, medium carbonation. An easy drinker.

O - Purely awesome if you love smoked beer &/or scotch.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 00:06:28 | More by cvm4
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Wendigo

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-30-2013 05:04:07 | More by Wendigo
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-30-2013 02:38:32 | More by jsanford
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arc3636

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-28-2013 12:43:30 | More by arc3636
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TVolt1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

01-28-2013 03:02:15 | More by TVolt1
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dragomni

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-27-2013 23:52:21 | More by dragomni
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber, 2012 vintage with silver wax, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours black with an inch of creamy, thick dark tan head, has very nice retention and leaves thick sheets of lacing.

S- Smoky wood, burnt grain and coffee, light notes of chocolate and fruit.

T- Very nice mix of smoked grain and roasted coffee flavors as well as sweeter notes of chocolate, figs, dates, and licorice. The smokiness leans more toward dry, woody smoke rather than some of the meat/bacon flavors you can sometimes get.

M- Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation with a smooth, creamy feel.

O- A really nice beer, balances the smoky and sweet flavors, which are tasty and complex, the smoke can become a bit strong though so this is probably a beer to be split with friends.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 07:40:16 | More by WillCarrera
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 04:02:08 | More by Jspriest
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icefisherman

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-20-2013 23:19:33 | More by icefisherman
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Weli

Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Dark chocolate colored pint with thin off white lacing, ok head retention

S-Campfire! Nice smokey aroma reminiscent of cooking over a wood fire in the fall, hints of toasted malt and cacao

T-Wow doesn't disappoint! Sweet and smokey like cherry wood smoked bacon, big malty flavor of chocolate and dark Munich malt

M-Full bodied, mild carbonation, lingering smokiness

O-Excellent smoked beer, very complex and a delight to taste, yet altogether very drinkable and balanced,would gladly have another. Don't know how true this beer is to the Baltic porter style, I think its really in its own category or should be in some specialty hybrid category of smoked beers.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 14:10:30 | More by Weli
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-13-2013 04:06:48 | More by sjstraub
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-12-2013 00:13:43 | More by spycow
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle.

A: dark motor oil with an off white head.

S: lots of smoked aroma

T: has a nice dark roasted malt and smoke flavor. also has a good balance of coffee/cocoa. This beer taste more like a imperial stout but actually a lager. wow. The smoke flavor really comes on as you continue drinking....growing more potent.

M: wet and moist with some bitterness

O: good take on a Baltic Porter wow

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 23:40:11 | More by King_KongDCO93
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DovaliHops

California

4.01/5  rDev -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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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-08-2013 17:34:50 | More by rowingbrewer
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NodakEric

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

01-07-2013 02:55:32 | More by NodakEric
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sjanowiak

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-06-2013 22:23:40 | More by sjanowiak
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ebenicr

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-06-2013 21:47:08 | More by ebenicr
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Tony412

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-03-2013 05:34:21 | More by Tony412
Smoke from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.