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Smuttynose Baltic Porter - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,118
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 213
Gots: 139 | FT: 10
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Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.24% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GratefulBeerGuy on 01-22-2008

35 IBU

2007 - 8.1%
2009 - 8.7
2010 - 9.02%
2013 - 9.8%
2015 - 9.0%
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,118 | Reviews: 507
Reviews by teromous:
Photo of teromous
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: It's dark brown and appears black in the glass. There's a wonderfully huge fluffy tan head with great lacing in the glass.

S: The sent really fills my nose...not sure how to say it but it's very "thick" with scent. I get some burnt scents. It smells very similar to a pot of coffee being brewed. I pick up some wood scent...not really oak but like the smell when you cut wood. Smells good.

T: Wow. This has a lot of flavor...very similar to the smell except for the woodiness. It has a very light roasted/burnt flavor. I get some very faint esters after drinking a few sips.

M: The mouthfeel is perfect on this beer. It's like biting into a tomato if that tomato were made of Baltic Porter. I get flavor bursting all over the mouth with great carbonation. the beer has a nice medium-to-heavy mouthfeel. It's a little heavier than a normal porter but it feels great.

O: Overall I thought this was a really good beer. I'm glad I got this one because it was a random pick-up. I would buy this again and recommend it to others. It would go great with some grilled steaks or something. Very tasty.

More User Reviews:
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark deep and nice black color, with a half inch head, and a good amount of foamy lacing.

Smells really nice, good roasty malt and chocolate, with a hint of smoke, and a good dark berry aroma. Smells like it's gonna taste great.

And it does taste great. I love the dark fruit and berry character here- I get some raisin and plum, but also get a slight hint of cherry and even blackberry, along with some bitterness imparted by roast, some dark chocolate, and the slightest amount of roasted coffee. There's a hint of smoke on the finish, too. Really complex, and just all around enjoyable to drink.

This is fairly thick bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel. The alcohol shows itself just ever so slightly- there's some really minor heat on the back end, but nothing off-putting, it's actually nice, adding a warmth to the end of the brew. There's a fairly low level of carbonation.

This might be the best baltic porter I've ever had, at least the best non-barrel aged one I've had. Just a really, really well crafted beer. This is what I've come to expect from Smuttynose.

Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Smuttynose's Baltic Porter a few weeks ago for $2.79 at Holiday Market. I think it's been a little while since I've had a Baltic Porter and since I'm working my way from the Smuttynose lineup I thought I would give this one a try, so lets see how it goes. Bottled January 2015. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks good, it's got a nice design to it and it's eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light come through and it had almost a fingers worth of darker tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking Baltic Porter, but I wish it had a little more head.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart some nice roasted, sweet malts, dark chocolate and milk chocolate aroma with just a slight coffee aroma coming through. Up next comes a nice fruity aroma with some nice dark fruit aromas showing and it seems like it's the dark cherries that seem to stick out the most and it's followed by a very light alcohol aroma. This beer has a good aroma and it's just what I would expect from a good Baltic Porter.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts still being the first the show to up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time no single aspects seem to stick out the most. Up next comes a very light alcohol flavor and it's followed by the same dark fruits that I got in the aroma, but this time they are just a little lighter. On the finish there's a lower amount of bitterness with a nice chocolate and dark fruit aftertaste. This is a good tasting Baltic Porter, it's just what I expect from the style.

M- Smooth, crisp, slightly sticky, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. This beer has a good mouthfeel that works well with it.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a good example of the style, it had petty much all the aspects that I look for in a good Baltic Porter and it didn't have any off flavors and anything that didn't fit into the style and it made for a tasty Baltic Porter. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, crisp, slightly sticky, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I think one would be the perfect amount for me, but I wouldn't rule out drinking two, but that would be my limit. What I like the most about this beer was that it was a very true example of the style. What I like the least about this beer was the appearance, it wasn't bad at all, but I thought it could have a little more head. I would buy this beer again when in the mood for a Baltic Porter and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the style or dark beers in general. All in all I was happy with this beer, it had all the things that I look for in the style and in the end it was just a tasty Baltic Porter. It's one of the better Smuttynose beers I've had and it's one of the better Baltic Porters I've had. Good job guys this was a good Baltic Porter, keep up the hard work.

Photo of risendragon
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought from Jasper's Homebrewing Supply Store in Nashua and poured into a standard glass.

A- Dark mahogany, almost black.

S- I get dark fruits right off the bat with cherries galore. Some dark chocolate, coffee, very faint tobacco smell as well. Very complex and truly appetizing.

T- Sweet coffee/dark chocolate to start with some bitterness to finish, roasted malts are in there as well. The dark fruits are not as prevalent in the taste as in the smell.

F- Porter smooth, a bit oily, but totally acceptable.

O- My first Baltic porter experience was a great one! Definitely a style I can get into and brew at some point.

Photo of oberon
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great to see Smuttynose make this part of there new "Big Beer" series and for my money this is the best.Poured into a 22oz nonic a rich and dark nearly opaque black with a large blooming mocha colored head that settled rather quickly leaving no lace behind.I had to give the aroma a "5" because not only are they incredibly appetizing but they just jump out at ya,big juicy prune/raisin dipped in dark bitter chocolate with a hint of dry wood.Great balance of sweeter dark fruit and dark chocolate and a dry leafy,woody finish there is a large dose of hop but it still stays pretty true to style.A great new addition Smuttynose great work.

Photo of boston2bburg
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I felt compelled to review this one after being blown away by my initial impressions.

Opaque black or really dark brown, pushing the limits of the style, but sexy nonetheless. Creamy, light brown head retains well.

Caramel, cocoa, and licorice dominate the aroma. Absinthe comes to mind. Mysterious and seductive. Subtle coffee pokes through with warmth.

Prominent malt sweetness of caramel and chocolate balanced by a bright, spicy hop character that distinguishes it from an RIS. Clean with no fruity esters. Sweet, but light roast character keeps it from being cloying. Plum and raisin flavors from the malts are secondary.

Smooth up front, with a spicy hop finish. Damn near immaculate mouthfeel.

Warming, happy alcohol, barely evident to the taste. A bit much if you take a bomber to the head (as I am).

Possibly my favorite beer of winter so far, and it's not even winter! And that includes Bitches Brew.

Photo of kaimcm
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottle into a pint glass. thought about a tulip or something and decided to just go for it. might I add want a damn good looking label this beer has. the colors alone grab you from across the room. great.

A: ink black body, frothy mocha head up top. no lacing, decent head retention. looks great, very inviting.

S: raw cocao and coffee, bread and dough like brownies in the air. wax and sugar to finish.

T/M: flashes strong with chocolate and coffee. i know its a cliche but damn choc/coffee. depth for sure, sugar nicely balanced by roasted grain and a tiny bit of hop oil. even some green raisin type fruit. finishes with chocolate, roasted bitterness, some powdered sugar on the tongue and a lingering acidity. mouthfeel is big rich creamy and tingly. very nicely done.

D: very nice for such a robust beer.

like the year round porter smutty has excelled here at the creaminess of the porter and really done a service to the style and us consumers. there should be a difference between a porter and a stout and so often theres not. smutty shows us here and all year what makes a porter a porter.

i love this brewery.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip, this was a black, black beer. It had a thick coffee-colored head, with lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass. It had a coffee aroma, as well as some sweet fruitiness. The coffee taste lingered well. Also some noticeable raisin/dark fruit taste. The sweet fruit combined well with the coffee, making this a mellow, eminently drinkable beer. Would drink this beer anytime, anywhere. Cool label, too.

Photo of mbrandon2w
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours jet black, mocha head.
Smells of coffee, plums, dark chocolate and some alcohol.
Taste is of dark, bitter chocolate, with coffee, some fruit, and a nice warming alcohol finish.
Nice mouthfeel. Smooth, almost creamy.
I wish I had bought more of this.

Photo of generallee
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pint 6oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. It is labeled as "Bottle Conditioned In 2009" and there is no ABV%.

Appearance: It has a slow thick pour which is very dark. In the glass it looks nearly opaque and black in color. On top there is a tall light brown head. The head has good retention and leaves some splotchy lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has sweet and roasty maltiness. It's bready and grainy with hints of dark fruit and noticeable alcohol.

Taste/Palate: There is a lot of full bodied sweet dark roasted barley malt wrapped up with some mellow boozy alcohol. There are notes of chocolate, dark dried fruits, golden raisons, burnt sugar and dark/burnt toasted bread. The finish has some leafy hop flavor and mild bitterness creeping in for some balance. Overall it still has plenty of residual sweetness in the end. Its not overpowering or cloying at all but it will slow down the drinkability as it lets you know it's a big beer. On the tongue it has a slick viscose feel. There is just enough carbonation to ease it over the palate.

Notes: I have to say that I love this beer. I love big complex dark beers and this one delivers!!!

Photo of Doomcifer
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off, the label on this sucker is badass. With that said, I have been excited to try this one from the beloved Smuttynose. The beer pours an extremely rich, oily look. Pitch black color with no light entering when held up to the light. The pour resulted in a chunky, light brown, thick head that retains nicely. Terrific lacing.
Aromas of sweet malts, milk chocolate, roastiness, coffee. Tastes of more sweet malts, lots of bittersweet dark chocolate, espresso, lots of roastiness with a bitter hop flavor in the finish along with an alcohol presence that lingers on the palette for a long while after each sip.
Rich, thick, viscous mouthfeel, prickly with tiny bubbles from the good carbonation, semi-dry finish. Warming effect in the belly. Extremely tasty and enjoyable, Highly drinkable. Ahhh, Smuttynose.

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2013 release poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a rich, deep, dark copper-brown, almost like syrup. A thick three-finger head of well-tanned khaki foam that's really tight very slowly dissolves, leaving a generous band of lace around the edge of the glass. Even after the head has finally disappeared, the surface is still covered by an almost solid sheen of very fine bubbles. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a rich black and completely solid - not a bit of light penetrates the liquid, even at the edges of the glass.

S - Dark biscuits, chocolate bread, hints of anise. Alcohol pushes up into the nose just behind these, and it's almost too much as it hides any subtle smells that might also be in the glass. As it warms, 50% milk chocolate shows up, along with hints of dark dried fruits like tart black cherries. Notes of dark caramels also appear.

T - A cup of medium roast coffee with lots of rich dark bitter chocolate melted into it. Boozy, almost like cough syrup. Hot. Some notes of dark, unsweetened dried fruit like dark plums and raisins with licorice mix with earthy bittering hops and dark cocoa powder on the back-end.

M - Thick and frothy from the carbonation makes it airy, but creamy on the tongue like a Fudgsicle. Richness. Surprisingly dry on a finish that hangs around more on the alcohol than anything else.

O - Rich and full in ingredients, this beer needs to age to let the alcohol integrate into them and mellow it out. A drink to warm your tummy on a cold winter night. The next couple of these I find are going to be laid down for a couple of years to see if that's what can turn this promise of a delicious brew into an actual one. If it does, this is easily a beer that will score well into the 4s. The components are clearly there - they just need more time to come together.

Photo of merlin48
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber thanks to mntlover. Pours a dark and deep brown body with a large light brown head. Excellent retention with thick sheet and patch lacing.

Aroma of bitter coffee,dark choclate, Bing cherries and darker fruits.

Creamy, medium full body thins as it warms. Moderate carbonation.

Taste has roasted coffee, creamy dark and milk chocolate, and red cherry notes. Dark fruits underneath. Alcohol isn't noticed. As it warms and thins a bit, the chocolate fades into the background leaving a somewhat bitter roasty finish. Excellent example of the style.

Photo of Billolick
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber, "Bottle conditioned in 2008", pours inky black, cafe au lait head, quickly settles and then leaves just moderate lacing. The excitement starts here with the luscious chocolaty nose and the full bodied flavor assault that is encountered on the fist sip. Be sure to allow this fresh young beer to warm up. Gobs of rich flavors here, chocolate malt balls, mocha, vanilla and light burnt smokeyness. A tasty rich chocolate milk shake of a brew. Nice. Highly recommended.

Photo of codysjb
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smuttynose Baltic Porter
2012 bottle aged for a year into a Cigar City sniffer
A: pours black/brown with a nice full head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is decent, nice ring but doesn’t hold long.
S: espresso and malt that smells like brown ale.
T: Wow over carbonation, some dark notes that fade into a pleasant malty background. Nut flavors throughout.
M: A full nut flavor with more carbonation.
O: interesting, not bad, but more like a brown ale than a Baltic porter.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Vidalia's. Pours black with a thick head. Head settles into a nice lacing. Smell and taste is all roasted malt. Mouthfeel is very smooth and the 8.5% is well hidden so this is very drinkable. This is a very good beer & recommended.

Cheers.

Photo of wattoclone
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a total eclipse jet black with huge persistent head. Aroma of figs, raisins and rum-soaked fruit cake. Taste is a blast of sweet rum soaked figs and prunes with a strong, lingering burnt wood finish. The alcohol has a strong presence but is overcome by the roasted wood. Not an easy drinking beer, but a good pick when your taste buds are compromised.

Photo of RTEdmunds
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from the 22oz bottle into a glass stein.

Held up to the light, this brew is completely opaque. nice tan colored head.

aroma is earthy, and I can detect coffee undertones.

complex bitter flavor. roasted, nutty, and a strong espresso aftertaste.

mouthfeel is rich, and does not feel like the ABV is as strong as it actually is.

Overall an excellent product. I am new to the New England breweries, but this is the best regional brew I have had to date. Highly recommend it. Cheers!

Photo of far333
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inky black and opaque with a thick and frothy head of light brown foam with a mix of soapy and fine bubbles. Settles out very slowly leaving a rim of lace all around the inside of the glass.

Rich and inviting aroma of cocoa and espresso, some currant and licorice.

Equally rich flavor full of dark coffee, licorice, charred bark, and cocoa. Punctuated by some sharp espresso and bitter dark chocolate. Lots of rich roasty malty goodness, but balanced out with some bitter balance. Subtle hop nuances. Slight wwarming from the ABV.

Even mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, finishes crisp, a bit dry.

Very tasty and drinkable. Will need to stock up on a few of these before they're gone.

Photo of whoneeds8
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to SirSketch, this was included in the winnings for the Week 4 win of the Sunday Night Football Sqaures LIF.

Bottled in 2009. Poured into a Great Divide glass jet black with a thick foamy three finger tan head. Good lacing and retention. I can't get much of a scent because it's allergy season. The taste has notes of dark chocolate, carmel, and smoke. It's rather odd because the taste is very powerful yet the mouthfeel is slighty thin. Nothing that takes anything away from this Porter. The alochol does leave a slight burn in the aftertaste.

Photo of mondegreen
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2009 Vintage. Poured into a Founder's Tulip.

Pours pitch black with a tan head. What a sexy looking beer. No light shows through at all. Smell is rich and roasty. Sweet malts permeate with a slight tingle in the nose (maybe a touch of alcohol). Taste is huge. Big roasted barley with all the good malt sweetness you want from the style. Just right bitterness offsetting for a wonderful flavor.

Thick and rich, this is a great sipper. I'm going to revisit this one on a cold winter night.

Photo of WVbeergeek
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appears a pitch black hue, this one is like a black hole absorbs every bit of that visible light spectrum. Large dimpled thick tan head at least two fingers with a nice resiliency. Left behind are even thick scattered lacing strands with each sip. Aromatics are intense, upfront with dark roasted malt bringing together nearly burnt coffee roasts and dark bitter chocolate to the forefront. Luscious fruit from the vine ripened and soaked with fortifying amounts of alcohol, hints of berry, plum, and grape(raisins). Sultry charred wood characteristics with soft vanilla balance, a touch of sea breeze or saltiness reaches the nares as well. As the last amounts of yeast sediment find my pint glass I detect a toasted nuttiness and herbal mint quality. Flavors equally if not more so impressively mind blowing. Starts off big and sweet with malt and fruit characteristics plum and raisins namingly. After the sweetness descends along comes more burnt toffee and molasses like notes coming off rich and sugary yet fruity and complex as ever. Herbal bitterness is detected along the way but a dry bitter dark chocolate and coffee astringency definitely land a trademark on the overall flavor profile. A slow charred oak alcohol burn brings to mind the finest single malts aged to perfection, warming in your gut and tingles the throat and the sinuses. Anise and fruit notes flow seamlessly together bringing to mind old fashioned Italian cookies that go with black coffee. Mouthfeel is big and chewy coats the palate with pure girth. Loads of malt equal great texture and the yeast sediment in this bottle conditioned version really gives it some redeeming qualities. Drinkability is effortless despite the complexity and pure amount of body this beer has to offer. All aspects are a cohesive driving force in providing balance and smoothness in an intense usually abrasive style. When done right however like Heavyweight Perkuno's, Sinebrychoff, and Okocim this style provides pure bliss. Of course this year was hyped with this style, Victory brought the "hammer" back with their version of the style. As the widespread knowledge of that release occurred and people vied for a taste of it, this small adventurous brewer from New Hampshire decided to nail the style completely. So by chance this perfect version of the style was brewed and barely noticed while most beer folks lined up in anticipation for a taste of Perkuno's in Victory's version. This is Baltic Porter in all it's glory if you find a bottle snatch it up and sit on it, or drink it now that's up to you. Bottom line I need more Big Beers from Smuttynose, send them to the Burgh god knows we need some BIG A IPA, bring on the hops.

Photo of chinchill
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, 2012 vintage, served in a glass snifter.

Appearance: nearly black but with faint traces of brown. Topped by a moderate size, creamy/sudsy, light brown head than reduces to a ring and some 'islands' all too quickly. Still able to leave lacing on the glass.

Smell: Lots of chocolate for a beer without any actual cocoa; also dark malt and dark fruits, with a hint of coffee. Smells sweet.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee, raisins, dark roasted malts and dark fruit flavors are all quite evident in this very flavorful beer. Despite the coffee component and some hop flavor, the brew is only mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth full body. Medium carbonation, perhaps a bit higher than expected, imparts some liveliness.

Overall as good as any Baltic porter I've had: Smutty's Baltic Porter is indeed a world-class beer. Flawlessly crafted, it has excellent aroma, taste and mouthfeel; looks great too. Wish I had bought another one to tuck away for a year.

Photo of hagbergl
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was fortunate enough to find bombers of this beer at a local liquor store in Jamestown, RI while vacationing there. Sometimes you get lucky...Enjoyed this beer with my girlfriend–we split the 22 oz. bottle. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance (4.5/5): Motor-oil black. A high altitude pour produces a generous, creamy three finger tan head of foam. It looks so good–like a dark chocolate shake.

Smell (4.5/5): Big chocolate and dark fruit aromas with a bit of clean alcohol. It smells exactly like you want a dark beast of a beer to smell–strong, a little hot...A little mouth-watering, I'd say.

Taste (5/5): Chocolate and dark fruit flavors dominate this beer, following the nose. Some hop flavor and toasted malt flex in the background lending a nice bitter edge that helps temper the beer's sweetness. This beer is most certainly a "Big Beer" as per Smuttynose's series of high gravity beers they put out during the year. Awesome tasting stuff, similar to some Russian Imperial Stouts. Pretty much flawless.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Creamy and smooth. Fairly minimal carbonation, as one might expect. Drinkability is scarily high because of the taste, but you would not want to drink more than one bomber of this stuff or things could get silly. It's a heavy-hitting sipper, for sure.

Overall (4.5): Plenty have said it already about Smutty's Baltic Porter, and I have to agree with them: this is a world-class beer. It has virtually no flaws–an excellent aroma, taste, and mouthfeel and looks great in the glass. Impressive and imposing. But don't be intimidated. Buy it if you stumble upon it at your local store.

Photo of glid02
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours one shade away from black with a 1.5 finger tan head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of roasted malts with good amounts of unsweetened chocolate. As the beer warms hints of raisins waft out.

Tastes very good. Huge roasted malt flavors up front segue into dark chocolate flavors with hints of dried dark fruits. The roasted malt flavors fade a bit as it warms and it sweetens. Ending is solidly bitter.

Mouthfeel is very good. It has a creamy thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing the bomber and could revisit this again.

Overall this is a solid effort and is my favoriate Big Beer of Smuttynose's to date. Worth a shot.

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Smuttynose Baltic Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,118 ratings.