Smuttynose Baltic Porter

Smuttynose Baltic Porter

Rated 4.065 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Smuttynose Brewing Company

Portsmouth, NH, United States

Style:  Baltic Porter

8.7% Alcohol by Volume

40 International Bittering Units

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Indigenous to northern Europe, Baltic Porters historically stem from the shipping of British porters to the Russian hinterland. Unlike their British cousins, Baltic Porters are often brewed with lager yeast, which is the tradition we follow. Big & bold, with flavors of coffee, dark fruit & raisins, this black beer is smooth as a chocolate swirl.

ID: 30121 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank73
Overall Percentile99.9
Style Rank2 of 210
Style Percentile99
Lowest Score3.7
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.225
Weighted Score4.065
Standard Deviation0.263

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  • SIGMUND 6747 reviews
    rated 4.1 1 year ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    March 2018: 355 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. Black colour, large tan head. Aroma of roast malts, coffee, prunes, raisins and chocolate. Soft mouthfeel. Medium sweet flavour, with the same elements as the aroma. Fairly low bitterness. Enjoyable.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    PINT tasting @ Moortgat. Black/ruby clear, light brown lacing foam. Coffee tones in aroma. Bitter taste with fruity tones, but not overwhelming. Just nice. (Arnhem 201511)

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    FINALLY Smuttynose is in Tennessee. Fantastic representation of the style. Nice bronze pour, ample head and lacing. Lightly smoky and sweet nose and palate, very easy mouthfeel - smooth, chocolates, rich roasted malts. Just damn tasty. Love a good Baltic Porter.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    2013 edition. Who new that a beer with larger characteristics could taste so excellent. The flavour and mouthfeel make me drool. Aroma and appearance not too shabby either. Next time I see this I will buy more than one. Love it and not a bad price.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Big sipper that was superbly enjoyable. This specific release has alluded me over the years so I surprised to see and quick to grab while down in North Carolina. Malt forward, thick and rich that fills you up. Brown to near black pour, billowing dark tan head and a thick coating of lacing. Bunches of chocolate, molasses, licorice along with a touch of coffee and vanilla. Finally a medley of dark berries provides an underlying sweet fruitiness to lightin up the heavy malt profile. Stunning brew, hope to cross paths with it again and again.

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 4.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    A great beer. A present from my wife's sister. A very black liquid filled the glass with some creamy brown foam on top. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the aroma with some fruity notes. Berries I think. Great tasting with no trace of the alcohol whatsoever. Dark chocolate was the predominant flavour.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    This poured a pitch black color with a beige head. The aroma contains some dark fruit, coffee, and licorice. A slight smoke presence is also there. The flavor is rather bitter with the coffee really showing up. Some chocolate, licorice, and dark chocolate is also present. The finish has some booze present with more bitterness. Overall a good beer.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    surprise wish list beer - sweet! this one reminded me a lot of the recent aphotic baltic porter without the oak presence. very dry, roasted malt, lots of chocolate and dark fruit. done quite well.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottled in 2010: Aged for about 1.5 years. Seemed heavier/stronger than 8.7% This is one bold beer. I've been trying to find this for a couple years now, so finally found it at Knightly Spirits/Orlando...thinking I should have bought 2! Sort of like an IPS, but with some more hop to it. Will probably age the next one an extra year or two. Also curious to try this fresh, as it almost seemed TOO strong with age....if that makes sense?

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Fantastic. Pours black with a decent tan head. Nose is chocolate. Mouthfeel is smoooooooooooth. Flavor is nice, has a nifty after finish that is interesting but I'm not able to describe. Really really liked it a lot.

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