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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our Smoked Porter is a robust London style porter with a deep chocolate/ruby color and the subtle accent of hardwood smoked malt. This distinctive beer is brewed using no less than seven different varieties of premium European malted barley, resulting in a complex and full bodied beer characterized by hints of chocolate, coffee, caramel and beechwood smoke. The big malty finish to this beer is balanced by a solid hop bitterness and the refined English aroma and flavor of premium Goldings finishing hops.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2556) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Roasty malt with chocolate, coffee, and light smoke. Rich flavor. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Black pour from draft. White sticky head. Vanilla and nutty notes over a chocolate and coca beer. Interesting. Good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (245) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours a pitch black with a nice khaki head. Just beautiful. Amoras of malt and smoke. Taste is robust chocolate, dark malt and smoke. Palate is full bodied. Very thick mouthfeel. Overall a must try porter. Great dark malt presence and great smoke latency. Well done.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DBob5150 (175) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Heavy alcoholic aroma, slight hints of carmel.Pours a deep brownish-black with a thin beige head.Taste is again alcohol with coffee, toffee and caramel. Leaves a medicinal after taste. Not a repeat.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1371) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2013
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Neck stamp declares Dec. 2012 bottling date. Pours a very dark brown, looking black and opaque in the glass. Topped by a modest size tan head that has good retention. Aroma: clearly off style, this smells like smoked meat. Taste: flollows aroma: this is a smoked porter. Never had a British porter like this. Feel: Full body; medium-light, soft carbonation; fairly smooth O: for smoke beer enthusiasts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1837) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, rich chocolate, coffee, molasses, and some dark fruit; Nicely balanced; Overall, pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (585) - Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours an opaque brown with ruby highlights, a big khaki colored head with good retention and great lacing. The nose is dark roasted malt with some caramel, chocolate and slight smokiness. Taste is slightly charred and roasted malt with some caramel sweetness upfront and a hint of grape. Midpalate you get espresso bean flavor and bitterness along with some chocolate, charred malt and licorice. The bitterness and smoky charred flavors linger in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is almost creamy and medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very nice porter with well balanced flavors. The slight smokiness combines with the bitter and sweet characters to give it a rich taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (482) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
This score is from my backlog at a different site. Full reviews written for all new beers tasted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Dark chocolate, smoked malt and alcohol aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Sweet dark chocolate, light smoked barley malt and alcohol flavor. Not bad - pretty boozy.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gruberm (314) - - APR 1, 2013
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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