Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by mpyle:
3.83/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 oz bomber
App - opaque but hints that it is clear, pours a big tan colored head, tightly bubbled and long lasting.
Aroma - Slight smoky aroma, like a smokey dark fruit. Almost no alcohol in the aroma.
Taste - Rich malty flavor with smoke overtones, plum, malty but never sweet. Transition to finish is fairly smooth - no harsh bitterness. Alcohol flavor more evident in the finish.
MF - Medium to rich body, and moderately carbonated. Some definite alcohol warming, but smooth and in the style of the beer.
Overall - Definitely a big porter, but lacks some of the complex dark fruit flavors evident in the classic examples. A nicely made beer, but a bit off style wise.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2012 01:15:40 | More by mpyle
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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