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RATINGS: 473   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.


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 (3321) - 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 (1465) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Had this one bottled, thanks Arnie! Delicious soy sauce and sweet barbeque sauce, finishes strong and quite alcoholic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1385) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle- Pours a deep brown color with a decent head that fades slowly to nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malty, coffee some dark chocolate and dark fruits with a hint of smoke. Taste of roasted malt, semi-sweet chocolate and dark fruit. There is a bit of smoke in the background with a nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth and creamy with a bit of lingering bitterness aftertaste. No hint of the 7.2% ABV. Nice English Porter that goes down easy. Good for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Mmm, this is all smoky, malty, hoppy goodness. Hints of chocolate and molasses under heavy char with a mildly bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (6941) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Cask. Warmer and flat. A spectacular porter. Nice fruity yeast tones, rich cocoa abundance, just a world class porter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2419) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 12/16/2011. Pours very dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, coffee, light fruitiness, molasses, biscuit, and herbal hops. Very pleasant and well balanced porter aromas with decent strength. Taste of big chocolate, caramel, molasses, roasted malt, slight dark fruit, cocoa, smokiness, biscuit, earth, and herbal hops. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish, with lingering notes of chocolate, coffee, biscuit, caramel, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of flavors that are quite robust, with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish present. Very smooth to drink for 7%. Overall this is a damn nice robust porter. A good amount of very robust flavors and nice balance make this very enjoyable. I would have it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3306) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, coffee, and a bit of smoke. Extra nice!


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