Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by AwYeh:
3.8/5 rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a dark brown, almost black with tall dark tan head.
S: Smell is weaker than expected, but of roasted malts, dark fruits, raisins, and bread.
T: Taste follows in smell's footsteps; again weaker than I expected (especially at around 9% ABV) but nonetheless pretyt complex: huge amount of raisins, alongside toffee malts and slight amounts of coffee, caramel, and brown sugar. A very slight tang almost like that of an oatmeal stout.
M: Medium body, soft carbonation, and a creamy, sticky mouthfeel.
D: Very drinkable; alcohol is well hidden and even if the taste didn't wow me, this is a well balanced beer with no elements getting out of control (as it seems like sweetness easily could have).
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2011 05:12:26 | More by AwYeh
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4.31/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - A beautiful black brew, with dark brown highlights, but mostly opaque. Capped with a dark tan head that reduce to a thin line that maintains serious lacing.
S - Mostly roasted malts, with a line of wood and molasses. Underlying this is a strong element of alcohol. Subtle, given the flavor blast to come.
T - Full flavor of roasted malts, with subtle chocolate elements, toasted grains, and mild tobacco and leather notes. Dark bread in the middle, like molasses bread, and a subtle bitter note to close, and a hint of alcohol.
M - Silky smooth, with a full feel, and some mild coating, but the alcohol at the close effectively scrubs the heaviest elements away.
O - Tremendous effort, with a very big, bold brew that manages to deliver imperial stout flavors via the distinct style of the baltic porter.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2014 18:06:26 | More by Tsar_Riga
Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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