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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2006
(12oz bottle) Brown-black body topped by small tan head that diminishes to thin layer. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some milk chocolate, light cherry, smoke/burnt. Taste is medium sweet, milk chocolate, roast, light coffee, burnt, earthy. Creamy medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Aroma of toasted, almost smoked, malt with chocolate notes. Coffee? Maybe. Near opaque dark brown color with some white/beige head that sort of laces. Full body with creamy carbonation. It’s smoky. There’s coffee, and chocolate, and something like not too sweet dark fruit. The finish is relatively dry, and the toast and hop bitter really pluck at the mouth. Really impressive porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sour , berries, licorice coffee. Flavour is sour, sweet, roasted malt, coffee, licorice. Nice blend. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
@ Brazen Head on cask-pours an off white head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee/chocolate. Taste is dark malt-coffee/licorice/chocolate, dark fruit, some hops bite. Good porter. Occasional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11093) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Bottle. Brownish/black hue with large light brown head. Complex aroma coffee and smoke. Full body with long complex bitter finish. Flavor was full with coffee, chocolate and caramel. Well above average brew and I look for more brews from this brewer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/06/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

black, huge frothy beige head, thick sudsy lace, dry dark chocolate aroma with light roasted, creamy body, rich milk chocolate flavor, touch of roasted, no bitterness, once warm the creamy body and the rich milk chocolate combine to make a chocolate shake,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
Bottled. Dark brownish red coloured. DEnse light brown head. Sweetness, cocoa, and light notes of caramel in the nose. Flavour is sweet and full of cocoa as well. Roasty notes and some herbal notes as well. Medium bodied. Bitter roasted in the end. Good one. Thanks Suiiy for the trade.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
Thank you Linus_stick/Alan for this one! It’s black/brown with a light brown, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel and dark fruits. The flavour is nice and chewy with notes of roasted malt, dark fruits, slightly bitter coffee, light chocolate and the finish is dry and bitter. It’s like it starts out very full and chewy, but at the end of each sip, it becomes thinner. That is a little minus for my overall impression of this otherwise very nice porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle from OhioDad. Pours dark black near opaque with some edgy tan head. Dark chocolate and daek roasted caramel malt, toast and yeast aroma, very dark and inviting with a subtle sweetness. Dark and bitter chocolate caramel malt flavor, medium acidic. Dark bodied and creamy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Very dark ale. Hazy, crimson hue appears when held up to bright light. The nose is of rich chocolate, smoke and macadamia nuts. Small notes of perfumey and citrusy hops. The perfectly-balanced flavor is all about chocolate and astringency. Small bursts of coffee, caramel and vanilla. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish with a touch of freshly cut grass as the finale. Damn good porter. Another winner from Arcadia!


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