Smoked Baltic Porter - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dlish:
4.4/5 rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Great Divide Brewing has failed on me a few times, seeing a smoked Baltic porter got my panties in a bunch.
A- Solid Black syrupy porter, light on the edges, light head the raps around the edges of the glass.
S- Some upfront smokiness of the smoked malts. Variety of dark chocolate and roasted malts. There is a metallic almost stale/clean aluminum sent. There is also a sugary chocolate mil smell in it.
T- A lot of the smokiness that comes in the front chocolate malts float around. There is a fruity almost sour taste, like just hint of sour cherries, kind of takes away from the smoothness of the porter. Although I guess it becomes welcome changed from how smooth, silky and smooth this smokey porter is.
M- The chewy thick beer splashes the tong with a nice smoothness I think due to that smokey flavor. Little bit of carbonation helps lighten up the flavors.
O- Great Baltic porter, very smooth and I like the addition of the smokiness, This is the most impressive great divide beer I've had. Then again i'm a sucker for Porters. I can't wait to enjoy this again on a cold rainy night... or morning with a nice buttery thick whole wheat toast.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2011 04:11:46 | More by Dlish
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4.51/5 rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From 22 oz bottle dated July 14, 2011 - 7.5%.
Poured in a St Bernardus chalice.
Dark copper - mohogany...small amber head.
Aroma of chocolate malts, vanilla, slight espresso.
Significant carbonation and a soda like mouthfeel.
Flavors of rich malts, dark chocolate, sweet malts, a touch of funky/sour fruit juice. Rich and inviting, certainly less smoky than fresh but nonetheless very tasty.
I'm guessing I'll rate this fresh and give it a higher rating, but for the style and overall flavor profile, at this age, it's remarkably wonderful.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2013 05:50:38 | More by DenverLogan
3.54/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
"Smoked Baltic Porter is the sultry sister of a storied style. Brewed with traditional German malts and hops, this dark lager gets its special twist from a hefty addition of Bamberg smoked malt. This smoldering, medium-bodied lager is sure to please. Smoked Baltic Porter is smooth, smoky and dark...mysterious enough yet? Brewed in the style of a Baltic Porter. Date on bottle is July 13 2011.
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber to a snifter. Served north of 50º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a light tannish creamy froth head over a dark brown body. Retention is average at best. Pretty good appearance, but nothing phenomenal. 3.5
(Smell) Aroma is mildly sour roasted malt with a note of smoke on the finish, mild clean malt aromas. Pretty shallow on the depth of this aroma. 3
(Taste) Medium roasted malt and toasty grain. Mild char on an otherwise clean and light, mildly smoky and dry finish. Smoke presence is notably mild, not quite as big a player as the label might suggest. Nonetheless, the fair malt profile and lower alcohol makes the drinkability very high. I like the flavor but don't think it plays true to style, expected much more depth and character. 3.75
(Mouthfeel) Mild carbonation, some mild slickness and a mild tartness. Body is light for the style, medium+ overall. Alcohol presence is quite low. A decent pairing. 3.75
(Overall) Amongst "Baltic" Porters this is one of the lightest bodied examples I've tried so far, very light in flavor. Time likely wiped much of the smoke flavor and added some sourness but it didn't impact much but the aroma. For a drinkable porter with a subtle smoke character, this is likely to be your choice beer. 3.5
Great Divide Brewing Company's
Smoked Baltic Porter
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2013 01:20:44 | More by Jadjunk
Smoked Baltic Porter from Great Divide Brewing Company
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