Smuttynose Baltic Porter | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Baltic PorterSmuttynose Baltic Porter

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.24%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
35 IBU

2007 - 8.1%
2009 - 8.7
2010 - 9.02%
2013 - 9.8%
2015 - 9.0%

Added by GratefulBeerGuy on 01-22-2008

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a half-pint chalice.

A: Opaque,dark brown color with one finger of beige foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Moderate intensity roast is smoke-affected. Grain appears fairly refined, with some herbaceous mint able to be coaxed out with agitation. This beer becomes intensely chocolatey as it warms, elevating the experience in a better-late-than-never way. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with early acidity that overtaxes the palate in a way that blurs the line between tasted and felt qualities. Dark qualities begins to establish a foothold during the middle, showing some raisin, bread, and roast. Smoke is finally revealed late, lingering on the palate in the presence of moderate bitterness. No alcohol is detected.

M: Thick viscosity, extremely acidic on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This otherwise-good porter is diminished considerably by the extent to which tasted and felt acidity is present. Like other high gravity dark beers with similar failings, the mood is turned a bit schizophrenic by the acidity that simultaneously sends heavy flavors scattering and sears the palate.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 4.21.13
2013 Vintage

A - Pours a very dark brown with a fizzy brown two inch head that fades quickly.

S - Coffee, vanilla, roasted malts.

T - Vanilla up front, then coffee and finishes with a touch of soy.

D - Lower carbonation with a heavier body.

O - Vanilla and coffee heavy. Nice Baltic Porter that drinks really easy.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Review #100

2013 bottle. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brown color with 2 fingers of a creamy dark tan head with good retention and lacing. Body is nearly opaque with only slight hints of ruby red along the bottom edge of the glass.

Smell: Bitter dark chocolate, roasted malt, earthy hops, with light hints of raisin and molasses.

Taste: Roasted malt, black licorice, roasted coffee, bakers chocolate, booze, with a light caramel presence in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Lighter end of full bodied, viscous mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Really good beer though a bit boozy for being "only" 9.8%. Definitely worth picking up now, but I'd also be interested to see what some age does to this.

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Smuttynose Baltic Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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