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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: 1,008
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 190
Gots: 115 | FT: 9
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Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.24% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
35 IBU

2007 - 8.1%
2009 - 8.7
2010 - 9.02%
2013 - 9.8%

(Beer added by: GratefulBeerGuy on 01-22-2008)
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linnymtu

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-02-2014 02:22:29 | More by linnymtu
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tpauer

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-29-2013 23:07:30 | More by tpauer
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-29-2013 15:51:16 | More by Blaze5445
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-29-2013 03:03:02 | More by OnryAndMean
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 00:26:51 | More by KYGunner
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diehl07

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-23-2013 01:58:53 | More by diehl07
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-22-2013 03:51:46 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-21-2013 16:58:18 | More by djcira
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rEBELlION

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-17-2013 02:49:43 | More by rEBELlION
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-14-2013 13:02:43 | More by jbertsch
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 03:41:09 | More by LI_PO12
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Wompus

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-11-2013 07:44:38 | More by Wompus
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Alex5

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -29.7%

12-10-2013 02:13:35 | More by Alex5
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-09-2013 22:35:33 | More by nebula1999
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-09-2013 03:05:04 | More by RuckusDu
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seakayak

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-08-2013 18:23:57 | More by seakayak
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 04:51:25 | More by Treyliff
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AndyEich

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-03-2013 06:52:12 | More by AndyEich
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-02-2013 03:10:50 | More by whatname
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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-28-2013 02:23:36 | More by random846
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Siebel98

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-27-2013 22:00:11 | More by Siebel98
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GFD400

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-27-2013 04:14:49 | More by GFD400
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RandomExile

Maryland

4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz / Pint Glass / $6.49

A: pitch black; full foamy cocoa-colored head; no lacing
S: rich hot chocolate, coffee
T: bitter, smokey espresso, dark chocolate
M: full-bodied, very little alcohol bite
O: Bordering on too rich,doesn't cross the line. A full, hefty porter.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 03:58:32 | More by RandomExile
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BB1313

Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with the slightest amount of light getting through; fluffy khaki head that eventually fades and leaves great retention and solid lacing. The aromas are full of cocoa malts. Lots of milk chocolate with extremely subtle hints of anise. There's also hints of vanilla bean. The flavors are very rich and bold. Very robust. Tons of dark chocolate giving it a solid bitterness. Lots of milk chocolate giving it a subtle sweetness. More vanilla in the mix. Subtle amounts of expresso. There's a decent amount of roasted malts. It finishes roasty and toasty. Mouthfeel is wonderful. It's full-bodied; very fluffy and creamy with moderate carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed. It's very easy and fun to drink.

This is a great beer. It has alot of similarities with their Imperial Stout, in my opinion. There's not much to complain about and it's extremely enjoyable. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 01:32:23 | More by BB1313
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-20-2013 21:39:05 | More by BobZ
Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,008 ratings.