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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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

CheersMate's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Theyíre bottling now, which is pretty cool. Black in color, with a wispy head. Not much head was produced. The aroma is quite pleasant; there are touches of smoke, chocolate, jerky, and a little coffee. The aromas play well together, and nothing really is so salient that it ruins the aroma in terms of overpowering it. I was expecting more of a body considering I saw the word "Porter" on the bottle, but Iím being too critical - itís just fine. The smoky flavor immediately jumps out at me. Touches of coffee and jerky are there, and a subtle, subtle, subtle, soy sauce flavor. The sweetneess of the chocolate malt doesnít shine through as much as I though it would. It dries out my mouth quite a bit and leaves a long bitter, smoky flavor. Iím not really digging the flavor Iím left with, but everything else is relatively decent. Not a bad brew, but nothing exceptional either. The Big Al crew are some of the, hands-down, nicest folks Iíve ever met. Cheers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Draught at the brewery
Black color with brownish head. Solid Porter, dry but smooth, chocolatey, not really smokey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3582) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Straight up what this beer is meant to be. Lightly fumey, light chocolate, dry finish, slightly charred and dry. The peat smoke isnít really noticeable but rounds out the other porter elements. Definitely better than most faux smoked porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
On tap at Big Al, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out light smoke, toasted malt and bready malt. Flavour is well-balanced, with dry toasted malt and medium smoke. Just a touch of residual sweetness. Well-balanced and constructed overall. Good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Native (12) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Classic smokey bitterness you would expect from a porter mild malt notes and a very easy drinking beer off tap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Sweet and malty aromas. A mild sweet malt flavor with a strong smokey bitterness. Leaves a smokey roasted coffee after flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcon25 (657) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Draft pour at malt and vine. Black pour, smoked hop aroma, and you can definitely taste the smoke but itís not overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7060) - Utah, USA - JAN 7, 2015
22oz bottle from Yokes
Pours almost black with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma dark malts, peaty and leather. Taste of roasted malts, ashy, roast coffee and milk chocolate, dry finish
Mouthfeel is a little thin. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Niiccceee -- nearly stout like! Incredible chocolate aroma. Solid thick mouthfeel. Very intense chocolate notes. Not getting much smoke, so we have a misnomer here, but I really like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, 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...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (507) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Dark in color with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and coffee. Taste of dark chocolate and smoke with lots of carbonation. Sour aftertaste. Medium bodied. Overall, Iím not a fan of this beer

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