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Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series)

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Ratings: 1,006
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 185
Gots: 116 | FT: 9
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Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.24% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
35 IBU

2007 - 8.1%
2009 - 8.7
2010 - 9.02%
2013 - 9.8%

(Beer added by: GratefulBeerGuy on 01-22-2008)
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liamt07

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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Whole Foods Union Square in NYC, 22oz served in a tulip. Bottle conditioned in 2010, as per the label, which itself looks great.

Pours almost black, with a brown head, initially towering above the beer with massive bubbles which eventually settle. Big fat, lacing and a creamy head is retained. Nose holds some chocolate, caramel, light brown sugar that's pleasant and understated. Taste echoes the nose with some velvety milk chocolate, some roastiness, brown sugar and hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel is silky and creamy, relatively full with no alcohol detectable. I love the balance and contrast between the brown sugar and sweetness with the roastiness in this one, it just feels great. Quite impressed for picking this up on a whim.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 03:57:25 | More by liamt07
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Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,006 ratings.