Smoke | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ebony-hued, Smoke wafts out of the bottle and into your senses, borne on the wings of European traditions, wrapped in American innovation. Lager-brewed, like any true Baltic Porter, with smoked malts from Bamberg, Germany, the home of Rauchbiers, then mellowed by oak-aging. Black malt flavors mesh with notes of raisins, plums, figs and licorice with the subtle smoke on the side, for a complex and luxurious, yet silky smooth drinking experience. It's a sipper at Alc. 8.2% by VOL., but everyone knows you can't have Smoke without fire!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2007

BEER STATS
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#2,609
Reviews:
287
Ratings:
907
pDev:
11.76%
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L- ours black with a lightrr, lan head that dissapates quickly.
S- smokey malts, black ucorice.
T- Smokey black ale taste in which smoke lingers. Slight meat taat in which oak presence smoorhs all.
F- nice warming especially from smokiness lingering.

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Served in a pint glass from the tap here at Surly Brewery.

Appearance: Thin black body coming off with medium bubbles. Head is tan roughly half a finger's length. Looks pretty descent.

Smell: Light smoked meat. You smell malts.

Taste: This brew will twist your palates, bacon and malts with light sweet notes.

Mouth: Sticky brew which overpowers almost anything you're eating. I have a side of beef brisket and still feel the beer.

Overall: Definitely a must grab for any advocate. Had the luxury of having this on tap and easily one of the better porters. Salud!

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Had this at the Surly beer hall. Excellent balanced nose of campfire and sweet malt. Well balanced for a smoked since some can be overpowering. I really enjoy the raisin sweetness they introduced, it plays well off the subtle but present smoke. I'd have this again.

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Smoke from Surly Brewing Company
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