Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.26/5 rDev -0.2%
Blacker than most Porters, this held a khaki head of effervescent bubbling that dissipated to a thin layer creamy froth.
The aroma really does confirm this as a Big Beer. Dark fruit, vinous earthiness, syrupy wine and caramel malt can all be found. The dark fruits are discernable with prune, date and a lot of raisin.
The flavor has much of the prune, date and raisin. There's a touch of sorghum, anise and dry barley malt.
The feel is quite sprite but full with a velvety smoothness towards the end.
This beer is Big, tastes great and has tons of character.
12-28-2013 00:26:51 | More by KYGunner
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
Bottle into tulip
Appearance- Black, aggressive pour gave a 1 inch tan head
Aroma- Big dark fruits, plum, dates, figs, chocolate, molasses, caramel, some coffee and roast, alcohol present but well mixed
Flavor- Strong, molasses, chocolate and roast, some coffee, and dark fruits, red wine like almost, warming alcohol
Mouthfeel- Rich and full bodied, but not cloying, good carbonation for the style.
Overall- I might need to grab another bottle, this stuff is nice. One of the best Baltic Porters I've had. Really hits all the marks. Worth a try for sure.
12-12-2013 03:41:09 | More by LI_PO12
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
2013 bottle, poured into a snifter
A- pours nearly opaque black with a small, dark tan fizzy head that reduces quickly, leaving just a ring behind
S- big chocolaty malt aroma with some caramel notes, a light smokiness with some sweet molasses, dark fruity notes of prune and raisin
T- creamy dark chocolate fades into fresh espresso, notes of raisin, fig and prune kick in mid-palate, brown sugar sweetness leads to a lightly smoky finish with some alcohol
M- medium body with moderate-yet-fizzy carbonation continues through the mouthfeel to a foamy and sweet mouthfeel, a touch of alcohol warmth at the end
O- this is a big porter, loaded with flavor. The alcohol is noticeable but pairs well with the big flavors, and the multi-dimensions of flavors and aromas make this one a standard for the style
12-04-2013 04:51:25 | More by Treyliff
Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,012 ratings.