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RATINGS: 479   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1490) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle. 2 years old pours black thick with tan head massive nut and coco aroma. Taste is smooth and thick very Smokey and roasted

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (703) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pours very brown but quite black. Tan head fades rather quickly. Very smokey aroma, with coffee and chocolate as well. I also notice some licorice undertones. Taste is rich. Still very smoky with mostly coffee. Chocolate is underneath. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Aftertaste is smoky as anticipated. As I usually enjoy efforts like this one, I was happy to drink this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2222) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Pours a deep burnt black umber color with a two finger mocha colored foam... rich deep aromas of burnt chocolate, old campfire, roasted malts and coffee. On the palate its rich and agressive as well with deep dark notes that balance each other nicely... touches of sweet chocolate fall into a dark coffee smokey finish that is kissed with a fresh bitterness to linger....leather, grass.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
S: Coffee beans, light presence of dark chocolate - pretty toasty A: Pours thin for the color, black. Foamy washed out mocha head - 1.5 finger. T: Roasted coffee beens and less of bitter chocolate, caramel malts in the background P: Medium with active carbonation - gets better when it warms O: Pretty average stout, but very drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Black with brown head. Aroma is a little smokey roast coffee. Taste is upfront smoke and bitter coffee. Some slight sweet chocolate. A very nice beer that would go well with a steak in the winter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyAlesToYou (156) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the aroma. A beautiful brown head held steady for a few minutes atop the deep brown ale. Its taste is a hint of sweetness followed by medium bitterness, but not too bitter to upset the balance. Well bodied for an English Porter, the texture is slick, carbonation is average, and finish is long. London Porter is well done, and worth a try if you can find it.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
brian_c_welch (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012 does not count
Aroma is OK with hints of leather, chocolate, toffee and cocoa. Appearance is a black mahogany with about a finger head that dissipated with a quickness. Tastes like chewing tobacco; was bummed I wasted money on such a sub-par offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Appearance is sasparilla brown topped with a root beer float head. Smoky nose, some soot and roasty smoked malt and black patent accents. Sweet smoked meet flavors, beef jerky, molasses and moderately salty body. Definitely not in the same vein of "London-styled porter" as Fullers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1486) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Celebrate the 4th with barbeque...beer. Even better, this style is stolen wholesale from the English. Heavy smoke aroma like brown sugar poured on oak briquettes. Thick motor oil feel, and looks it too. Tastes like soy and molasses marinade, only with some hops. Aftertaste is a bit much. This one is good, but not in quantity. Is it just me or are American porters tending towards smoked beers.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Not Good at All. Yuck! Vanilla Java Porter by atwater is where it is at.


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