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 tobelerone
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty nice Baltic porter, on tap at Pinocchio’s in Media, Pa. Looks stout-like, very black, with a small tan head that falls pretty fast and some patchy lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma with prominent coffee and lesser bittersweet chocolate notes.

Nice roasted malt flavor, some coffee and chocolate, a touch of fruity esters underneath it all giving it a light sour twang. Lightly sweet with caramel, moderately hopped. Bitter aftertaste of both earthy hops and char.

Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation. Finishes fairly dry. Maybe a touch lighter and bubblier than I’d have wanted, but pretty tasty overall.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: looks like an imperial stout - black beer with a fat milk chocolate head that leaves lots of lace

S: typical aromas of an imperial stout: chocolate, deep roasted malt, espresso

T: I'm seeing a trend here: black roasted malts, some choclate, hints of dark fruit and anise

M: smooth for the most part but with a nice little bitter bite

O: sounds like this beer should be somewhere between the and English porter and a Russian stout - flavor imitates geography? Well, I'd say this beer hits that mark pretty spot-on: it was like a slightly lighter imperial stout, slightly more on the dry (rather than sweet) side

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Photo of sendsilk
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at my local shop. a 22 oz bottle I think was $6.99.

Wow, what a great baltic porter. Nice and dark and rich in appearance. Smells great, like dark fruits, chocolate and coffee. The taste does not disappoint! The flavors mimic the nose with a light touch of char, nice coffee (not too much) and a wonderful vanilla/chocolate taste. Super glad I picked this one up as it is the first time I have seen it. I will be going back to get a couple more to enjoy!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of vcek
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark, only one finger of amber/ golden brown head that dissipates in under a minute leaving some thin lacing

Smell: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, very slight sourness

Taste: Malt, molasses, dark fruit (raisin, fig, perhaps plum), chocolate, espresso, bourbon, mild alcohol, I would even say some licorice. Nice balance of malty sweetness and roasty bitterness

Mouth feel: Thick but smooth syrupy/oily texture. Low carbonation.

Overall: Extreme smooth, drinkable, and tasty. A fine treat; one of my favorite porters. I don’t think I’ve ever had a Baltic porter I didn’t enjoy, but this one is truly wonderful. Decent price as well.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Thiestru
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle poured into a Hobgoblin pub glass.

Appearance: Black and opaque with a one-finger caramel head, which gradually subsides to a thin cap. Lacing is noticeable, but it disappears before very long.

Smell: Primarily chocolate with a hint of something tangy.

Taste: Very chocolatey, with a beautiful bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is warming but not cloying. I'm impressed by how well balanced this is.

Mouthfeel: Rather creamy, but clean. The beer coats the mouth but doesn't linger for long.

Overall: This is just about a perfect beer. Sadly, I haven't had much experience with Baltic porters, but if this is any indication, it's a marvelous style. For such a dark, heavy beer, it's amazingly drinkable and refreshing. Bravo!

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a clear dark brown with a khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasty malt and dark fruit aromas. Taste is the same with a nice roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance of roast and fruit aromas and flavors.

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4/5  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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Andrew61923
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Dark, dark brown with a finger's worth of khaki head. A thick pour.

S: Cocoa, chocolate, dark fruit, and coffee. Smells great.

T: Heavy on the chocolate with some of the dark fruit coming through as well. The high alcohol comes through at the end.

M: Decently thick with light carbonation. A nice lingering taste.

O: Glad to have tried it fresh. I look forward to try it aged, as I have a bottle from last year as well.

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Smuttynose Baltic Porter from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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