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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Photo of rdilauro
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

After having so many stouts recently, tasting a porter was a treat. This one did not disappoint me. It pours just like a stout, dark, black dark with a semi-amber color head. The one difference is that in this pour, it came out faster and not as rich as some stouts.

I didnt detect any noticeable bouquets with this. If anything, I did pick up some slightly burnt wood, said in a good way

The initial sip was light and very enjoyable. It was so very clean and soft. A bit crisper than a stout but so very enjoyable.

The finish was clean just as the initial taste. So, from beginning to end, tis beer was so very nice start to end.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle

A: Pours a near pitch black color with a 1/2" tan head that quickly goes to nothing

S: Lightly roasted malts, dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, and some caramel. Also get some very faint fruity esters from the yeast and alcohol. Fairly simple, but very nice

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malts, rich dark chocolate, and coffee and moves towards the caramel and fruity undertones. Finishes with a touch of alcohol and a light sweetness

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Full, thick and chewy

O: Without a doubt, one of the best for the style. Didn't expect the full, rich mouthfeel and was delightfully surprised. This one is great right out the gate, and I can see this one aging beautifully. A must-try

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Photo of BAsbill
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of champ103
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger tan/brown head forms with good retention. Rings of sticky lace are left behind.
S: Roasted malt up front. Coffee, chocolate. Then some dark fruits. Cherries and plums in the nose. Finises with a bitter dark chocolate aroma.
T: Follows the nose. Plenty of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Dark fruits are apparent in the middle with cherries and plums. Finishes with a more bitter bakers chocolate flavor.
M/D: A medium to full body. Good carbonation. Though, just slightly on the watery side. Easy and enjoyable to drink. The alcohol is not noticeable, and an easy sipper.

One of the few from the Big Beer Series that I actually enjoy. I love plenty of their regular offerings, but have found many from this series ho hum and bland. However, this is very good, and recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Scotchboy
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2010 bottling generously extra'ed completely out of the blue, thanks so much dope! I've heard great things about this guy and am anxious to tick it, all by myself. Bomber hisses nicely, into my heavy Rock Island snifter...

A: Fairly dense and opaque body with slightest notes of transparent brown where the light pierces the stem of the glass...huge dark tan head fizzles away relatively quickly...not much head or lacing.

S: Big-time malty nose, very rich and even sweet...dark caramel and molasses, hints of raisins and dark cherries, milk chocolate, smoke, light coffee.

T: Complex and rich; sweet but balanced...dark chocolate malt is faintly roasty with an espresso coffee dryness...molasses and ghostly smoke...suggestion of dark fruits again, caramel...a sweet alcohol burn that isn't boozy...possibly tobacco? Faint leather as well...lots going on here.

MF: Full, creamy, viscous, dry, touch of alcohol bitterness, rich.

O: Really nice, a special beer if its firing on this many cylinders after 2+ years. Really glad I got to try this one. I've had this one and Uintas Sea Legs relatively recently, and while I think I like Sea Legs a bit more, Smuttynose's offering is quite obviously more robust than Unita's. A dynamite Baltic.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Smuttynose Baltic Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 1,412 ratings.
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