Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by saintwarrick:
4.72/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had been avoiding this brew, just because it seemed over hype: Oh, how wrong I was. This deep, dark brown brew has a solid cocoa-colored head, but the aroma quickly interrupts with a dark chocolatey smell, like a candy bar wrapper or half-full gourmet cocoa container. Dark roasted taste, very full and bold, not at all watery like some lesser brews in this style. Very creamy with a lot of dark caramel and a bit of coffee thrown in. This brew borders on Imperial Stout territory, but is brought back by the roasted goodness and a slight hop presence is a telling sign.
Wow, what a tremendous brew, probably the best Baltic porter I've had the pleasure of sampling. A real treat.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2009 11:00:53 | More by saintwarrick
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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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