Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by cvstrickland:
4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The 22-ounce bomber bottle pours a brew the color of oiled ebony trimmed with polished mahogany edges and sports a short-lived cap of khaki-colored foam. The head relaxes in short order, resting at a lazy ring that leaves no more than a few token freckles of lacing on the inner walls of my DT tulip.
The aroma is dark, rich and just a tad fruity with savory notions of dark chocolate covered espresso beans intersprinkled with a handful Raisinets. A tangy drizzle of molasses cut with dark rum emerges as the drink warms a bit.
The taste is bittersweet-chocolatey with plenty of cooled black coffee and ripe dark fruit up front, but finishes dusty dry and laden with roasty, near-charred malty bitterness. A mildly vinous raisiny note hints at the alcoholic nature of the brew, as does the touch of belly-warming Smutty's Baltic Porter ignites in the tummy.
The drink is medium-bodied with mild carbonation and highly drinkable for the style and ABV. One more good reason to "Make Mine a Smutty!" anytime.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2009 22:17:56 | More by cvstrickland
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
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