Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by ajsdad06:
4.22/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz. bottle courtesy of j12601.
I have been wanting to try this for some time as it is one of my favorite styles. This pours very dark brown in color with a medium tan head.
The aroma is deep roasted malts, rich chocolate, black coffee notes, and dark fruits.
The flavor is more heavily roasted malt goodness, rich chocolate, dark fruits (raisins), molassess all working together nicely. At times, the alcohol makes itself known but not in a distracting way. There is a hint of acidity that adds a little bite.
Medium full bodied with a smooth texture that makes for a nice beer to have with the cooler temps we have tonight.
This lived up to my expectations and am happy I have a couple more to enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2011 14:33:12 | More by ajsdad06
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 1,009 ratings.