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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7912) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Onxy pour with minimal khaki head. Aroma of chocoff, roasty dark malt, molasses, hazelnut, ovaltine. Tastes smoky roasty malty, with chocoff, almond, and some fruit and mild hop notes. Complex and very well balanced, this is a top notch porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7729) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (7563) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Cask. Warmer and flat. A spectacular porter. Nice fruity yeast tones, rich cocoa abundance, just a world class porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottled. Poured deep, murky brown with a short creamy cap of deeper beige head. The aroma picked up deeply-roasted, almost burnt dark chocolate and coffee grounds, paired with a mild and complimentary campfire smoke character.. dusty, charred barley came through as well. The flavor began with lightly sour oak and dark fruity notes, with burnt dark chocolate and coffee not far behind.. nicely roasty with coffee and some dry herbal bitterness.. a bit tacky at the very back, but that didn’t detract much. Medium-bodied and well-balanced on the palate.. I very much enjoyed the smoked malt presence. Very good porter!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Pours nearly opaque with a large frothy tan head. Has a great, wonderfully smooth chocolate and caramel malty aroma. Body starts with a rich, milk chocolatey sweetness showing a touch of sourness before turning to a dry, roasty finish. This could stand to be a bit more complex and balanced, but it’s still a very nice porter. Thanks hopsrus!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2011
12 oz. bottle from The Royale. Pours a deep, dark brown with a very small khaki head. Looks the part. The aroma smells the part, too- roasted malts, chocolate, wood, earth, and toast. The flavor is just like that, with nice earthy, malty, chocolate, and coffee notes. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Very faithful take on a traditional English porter, albeit with just a bit more alcohol. I liked this one.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2007
12oz bottle from Artusory. This dark brown ale poured with a rich creamy tan head, with a chocolate malt aroma. The chocolate does, indeed, dominate the flavor, but it complements the nice smoky porter base. There is a chalky, slightly bitter finish that lingers pleasantly on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
12oz bottle. ABV listed as 7%. Nearly pitch-black color, minimal light tan head. Little dots of lace. Good, thick aroma... This could pass for a stout, easily. Nice, crisp carbonation. Good aftertaste, nice bitter dark chocolate aroma. Very drinkable! Some warmth, but great roastiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 27, 2007
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance :Black ale with good tanned fine top that left decent lace on my tasting glass.
Nose : Aromatic , traditional porter nose , gentle hint of sourness ,sweet brown cake , slightly lactic , cream coasted roast. Continental hop shows late.
Flavour/Palate : Soft and full bodied . Potent bitter leaf softened with creamy middle. Alcohol found at edges. Finishes with woody oak like bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Bottle courtesy of sloth. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of chocolate, spice, brown sugar. Tastes of chocolate, cherries, hints of roasted malt.


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