Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series)

22 oz bottle, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. $5.49 I think.
Pour is non-profoundly jet black with the requisite head. Solid if unspectacular.
Nose is very malty but a LOT of alcohol.
The alcohol theme is taken into the taste. Alcohol is the main feature with a touch of roastiness and some light charcoal. Alcohol makes repeated appearances but the whole package ultimately smooths out to be drinkable. It drinks every bit of its’ 8.7%. Bitterness drops a number in the finish too. Light alcohol burn is in the mix as well.
It’s a sipper no doubt, and I am surprised to the extent that the alcohol makes its presence felt. Having said that it’s a nice example of the Americanization of the style from a solid brewer.

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07/09/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.85
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