Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark brown, and really more opaque body with an enormous cascading, frothy head that leaves a sticky tan lacing clinging to the inside of the glass.
Quite a diverse aroma that appears to include sweet malt, dark sweet fruits, perhaps even vinous, and sweet dark chocolate.
Delicious flavor highlighted by the chocolate malt as well as rich, roasted malt without seeming burnt, dark fruits close to the finish, and the faintest bit of hops at the end.
Medium to full in body and carbonation, very smooth, with a pleasant, and not overwhelming warming sensation.
This is an excellent example of the style, absolutely tasty and full of character. The flavor is rich, the brew is easy to drink and the 8.7% abv is buried.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2009 03:10:46 | More by CHADMC3
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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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