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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: 1,070
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 210
Gots: 123 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.24% ABV

Availability: Winter

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%
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,070 | Reviews: 501 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of lou50rp
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Suds_Suds
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Delicious! Pours very dark, tastes of chocolate, mild tobacco and coffee and excellent drinkability for close to 10% beer.

Photo of MaxPowers
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bcsbeer
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeAndrews
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ian_B
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in 1/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, licorice, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, light licorice, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Baltic porter. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt, earthy hops, and dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of skrewyou82
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brpendergast85
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nhoelzen
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Dark black-brown in color with a tan mocha head and only traces of lacing. Smell is of roast, dark fruits, and maybe dark chocolate. Tastes of cherries, bittersweet cocoa, coffee, roast, and tobacco char. Some carbonation and coats well on the palate. Sweetness mixed about the aroma and flavor and combine for quite the epic porter imo! No expectations but if I had some they were completely blown away!

Photo of puboflyons
3.72/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a bottle conditioned date of Jan 2015. Sampled on February 13, 2015.

The look: Deep dark brown to black. No head,.

Aroma: Burnt dark malts. Yeast. Vague hops.

Body: Light to medium

Taste: Smooth dark burnt malts. Some feint sweetness. Good, dark bitterness to finish.

Photo of DrStiffington
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dayvcrocket
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jujigatame
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pwbres
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochef81
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,070 ratings.