Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
4.55/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Dino hooked this up in our trade, thanks man! Bottle notched 2012 poured to Duvel tulip. The beer pours a deep rich dark brownish black with a nice 2 finger mocha tan colored head with nice retention and lacing throughout. When held to the light the edges are a deep mahogany. The nose is a rich blend of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, with hints of vanilla. No alcohol detected. Smells great. Similarly the taste is dominated by the roasted barley and coffee flavors immediately. The chocolate, vanilla, and malty sweetness soon follows are present a full bodied and enjoyable beer. Mouthfeel is supreme, excellent creaminess. Again, no hint of alcohol whatsoever. Finishes with a mildly sweet, though not overly so, flavor with a mild bitterness of the tongue. Overall, to say this was a treat is an understatement. Best Baltic I've ever had. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2012 12:23:53 | More by hopfacebrew
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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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