Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by Thiestru:
4.78/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle poured into a Hobgoblin pub glass.
Appearance: Black and opaque with a one-finger caramel head, which gradually subsides to a thin cap. Lacing is noticeable, but it disappears before very long.
Smell: Primarily chocolate with a hint of something tangy.
Taste: Very chocolatey, with a beautiful bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is warming but not cloying. I'm impressed by how well balanced this is.
Mouthfeel: Rather creamy, but clean. The beer coats the mouth but doesn't linger for long.
Overall: This is just about a perfect beer. Sadly, I haven't had much experience with Baltic porters, but if this is any indication, it's a marvelous style. For such a dark, heavy beer, it's amazingly drinkable and refreshing. Bravo!
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2012 07:07:09 | More by Thiestru
More User Reviews:
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
95 out of 100 based on 1,008 ratings.