Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by liamt07:
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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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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