Smoked Baltic Porter - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours thick deep brown, with a full inch of head of tiny tan bubbles that is reduced to a thin ring around the edge.
Smells like a distant campfire - one that rides the winds from another county, much like the one we've experienced this week here in eastern Virginia. Not much else comes to the nose.
Smooth and malty, with smoke being the dominant characteristic here, settling the mouth into a fall-like state of mind. It retains a bit of sweetness and even some acidity as well, but only after the smoke is given time to fade. Interestingly, for as big as this beer sounds based on the name, it is relatively light, even a bit watery.
You know it's a porter, but just barely - it's so light and drinkable, it barely qualifies.
While I'm not sure it would go well with a campfire itself, it is reminiscent of being there. A decent substitute if you're not able to make it out to the grounds.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2011 02:36:44 | More by mdcrouser
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