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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Full bodied roasty black malt flavors with a smokey peasted malt finish. Ingredients: Malt = Pale, Crystal 80L, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Peated Malt. Hops = Columbus & Hallertauer MF. Yeast = Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale Specs: ABV = 5.8% O.G. = 1.054 or 13.4P IBU = 44


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Black body with brown underpinning. Residue of creamy head. Incredible, knock your socks off symphony of smells that includes light smoke, roast barley, dark chocolate, milk chocolate. Wonderful roasted flavor with some dusted malt and dry coffee beans in the back of the throat. I will keep an eye out for this one and hope to taste again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Taster - Big Al Brewery - Seattle, WA – What a kick in the ass beer. The smoked porter was rocking. Great flavors, colors and aromas. WOW, I loved the peat flavor this was truly heaven in a pint glass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5929) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Draft at the brewery. Pours a deep ebony with big garnet highlights. Thick, dense, moussy tan head that really sticks around. Big chocolatey nose combined with a little bit of roast and campfire as well. Thick, creamy body that mellows into a much lighter, almost chuggable beer after a couple sips. It might have warmed up really quickly in the small glass, but it has a great body to it for sure either way. Just hard to describe accurately. Lovely mid-palate with smoke, roast, and plenty of chocolate showing. It is a lot like Alaskan Smoked Porter turned upside down. Instead of the beef jerky leavened by sweetness that that beer offers, Big Al gives you a sweet session porter accented with smoke and roast but without the salt. Long chocolate roast finish. Great, great beer. To me, this is their flagship, and the Abbey Wheat is the crowd-pleaser for people just making their way into craft beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2453) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2009
On Tap At Big Al Brewery West Seattle Pours out a very dark brown topped with a cream tan head. Aroma of coffee, smoke, and a rich malt. Tast was very nice a Great sweet touch of dark chocolate. A good amount of smoke and roast malts. Not over the top just right. WOW BIG Al’s on the way watch out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbwajdr (2) - Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012 does not count
Very tasty. I tried a sample of this at the market in downtown Snoqualmie (old town). Met Big Al there, and I had to make a few trips back in subsequent weeks to get more - doing research, ya know. It inspired me to brew a smoked stout using peat-smoked barley.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rodriguez (208) - Quito, ECUADOR - OCT 19, 2012
This one and Harvest were the best at their brewery. Coffee, chocolate, and that smoked finish with a good body, was perfect for a cold night.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3069) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is actually a bit more complex than I anticipated - I got some burnt roasting and a little dark fruit before I got the smokiness of this one. Taste is very smokey and dry, though I can get just a hint of chocolate at the end of this one. Not a bad brew...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2008
On tap at Kates Pub. Pour is dark brown with some red hues. Head goes too quickly. The aroma is a fantastic mix of sweet dark malts, chocolate, coffee, burnt and smoked malts. Perhaps a touch of molasses. The flavor is also a nice mix of initial chocolate and molasses sweetness followed by pleasant undertones of smoke and burnt malts. More sweetish in the finish than smokey, but you can still tell its there. Really tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Draft at Circa. Paired awesomely with their meatloaf. Black pour with a thick light tan head. Smokey nose with roasty notes and gentle chocolatiness. Tastes of dry chocolate, fairly low levels of char, nice wood smoke that doesn’t drown out the sweeter notes. Yummy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8539) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Brown color. Ham, smoke, bitter chocolate, dark roasted malt. Light sweetness is overtaken by the roast and smoke.


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