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Smuttynose Baltic Porter | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#816
Reviews:
578
Ratings:
1,420
pDev:
8.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle (2012) from a recent trip to Boston. I poured this beer into my perfect pint.

Appearance: As pitch black as a stout with a mocha head that was two fingers and settles slowly to a thick foam cap. Leaves a bit of lacing. Very inviting.

Smell: Roasted malts, molasses, char, licorice, a bit of coffee and cocoa also. I hope this is as tasty as it smells.

Taste: A touch of initial sweetness, then a wave of all the flavors in the smell. This is a big imperial porter with loads of flavor. Roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, molasses sweetness and a bit of vanilla. A bit of dried dark fruit as well.

Mouthfeel: Body is medium with lower carbonation. The overall effect is that of a smooth soft body with loads of flavor. Easily coats the mouth.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer, and will seeks this one out again. A flavor bomb for about 6 bucks. I would love to live in the North east for the beer selection, unfortunately, I live in Utah.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle conditioned

A: pours jet black, with absolutely no transparency or any other colors even when held up to the light. It pours a massive 3 fingers worth of head formation that is tan in color and the lacing is ridiculously awesome. After 2 minutes of allowing the beer to sit in the glass, there is still 2 fingers worth of head. The head is extremely thick and foamy.

S: robust coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt are all very well balanced in this brew. I do pick up on some very mild dark fruits and just a slight touch of alcohol.

T: dark fruits make there presence known here. The coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt are all present again, but the dark fruit really make this one enjoyable. Big raisins and figs help balance out the bolder flavors and I get more sweet molasses and a cream finish. There is a mild hop note in there that makes it even more enjoyable.

M: perfect for this brew. Full bodied, chewy, leaves both an awesome sweet sugary taste on the tongue as well as a dark chocolate flavor.

O: this one is damn near perfect for me. this is my first offering by Smuttynose, and this one is very well done. The big foamy head that never seems to dissipate, the amazing balance of its components in both the nose and the taste is great, and the ABV is spot on for this brew.

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Smuttynose Baltic Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 1,420 ratings
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