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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: 1,022
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 195
Gots: 117 | FT: 10
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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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

21Maestro8, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Kegatron, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of wedge
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2012

Black covered by a creamy looking, patchy head. Rich dark fruit and bread aromas with a bit of oxidation from age...raisins, prunes, figs, molasses, and port becoming increasingly chocolaty towards the end of the glass. Big malty flavors of dark, bitter chocolate, dry roast, and some vinous fruit. Silky smooth, somewhat oily, with a light acidity. Nutty, creamy malt and some char. Full-ish yet fluffy in the mouth. Really excellent as it warms and starts to open up.

wedge, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of tastybeer
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Black beer, moderate sized light brown densely foamy head.

S: Deep chocolate, grape, oatmeal cookies, subtle licorice, caramel, vanilla bean, fig and plum.

T: Chocolate soaked fermented berries, caramel, subtle liquor, big and full. Sweet and dark.

M: Smooth, a touch syrupy, large bodied. Heavy yet soft.

O: Drinkability is right where it should be. Very nice overall.

tastybeer, Jan 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

cfinch2, Jan 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

byronic, Jan 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

polloenfuego, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Zraly, Jan 25, 2014
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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
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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.

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%
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.

LI_PO12, Dec 12, 2013
Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,022 ratings.