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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: 1,014
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 191
Gots: 118 | 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:
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Vonhinx, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DantheMan75, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Gotti311, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MarkJBurch, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

linnymtu, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tpauer, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Blaze5445, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

OnryAndMean, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
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.

KYGunner, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

diehl07, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

dt_gbpackersfan, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

djcira, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

rEBELlION, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jbertsch, Dec 14, 2013
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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.

LI_PO12, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Wompus, Dec 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

nebula1999, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

RuckusDu, Dec 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

seakayak, Dec 08, 2013
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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

Treyliff, Dec 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

AndyEich, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

whatname, Dec 02, 2013
Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,014 ratings.