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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: 1,012
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 191
Gots: 117 | 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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Ratings: 1,012 | Reviews: 493 | Display Reviews Only:
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Vonhinx

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-12-2014 03:36:09 | More by Vonhinx
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-10-2014 21:12:19 | More by DantheMan75
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-10-2014 11:05:54 | More by Gotti311
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-02-2014 23:40:31 | More by MarkJBurch
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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

New York

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%

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
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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%

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
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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%

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
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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
Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,012 ratings.