Bold City Smokey Porter
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Bold City’s winter seasonal. Very bold, robust porter with a nice hint of smokiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Keg at the brewery during RBWG 2013 - Jacksonville. Pours brown with a sturdy, tan cream head. Pretty mellow stuff, light smokiness, some earthy bitterness, faint cocoa. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild bitterness to finish, light roast, low smoke. Tasty if a bit simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
Draught, Kickback’s
Near black body with a thick head. Nice plummy aroma with light chocolate. Bitter chocolate palate with a hint of smoke and some subtle dark fruit. Bitter, dry finish with light milk chocolate accents.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
on tap-pours a light brown head that laces and dark brown color with red tint. Aroma is northwest hops-citrus, secondary roasty medium malt-licorice. Taste is northwest hops-citrus, secondary roasty medium malt-licorice/brown sugar. Although after half it didn’t mesh so well but still interesting and occasional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Draft… Pours clear and nearly black (ruby with an orange tint when held up to light) with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The bouquet is roasted, acrid and a hint smoky. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Bitter, burnt, charcoal-like flavor. Acrid, scorched finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 20, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2008 Pint at the brewery tap room in Riverside. Pours a deep brown almost black with a thin, tan, creamy head. Aromas mostly muted but there are some chocolate and roasted malts and coffee. Flavor is full-bodied with an enormous balancing hops, brown sugar, and faint smoked malt. Very drinkable and not too light. 8% is barely noticeable as seems to be the case with most of the Bold City beers. Probably my favorite offering aside from the Chinook IPA, which is not listed yet on this site.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a deep brown .. mild foam .. lacing is good .. . medium mouth feel .. . smoke is quite subtle .. . well balanced . .. not bad, but i’m a pacifier for smokey brews .. . . the person who first tried cottage cheese must have been a fruit loop..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
1/12/13. Growler from the brewery. Black pour with a nice tan head that fades to a thick ring and laces plenty. Rich roasted malts in the aroma with some coffee and fruitiness - not a ton of smoke. Rich roasted malt flavor as well with big tannic malt bitterness, coffee, chocolate, and a touch of smoke and fruitiness. Not very much smoke, but I suppose that suit’s Bold City’s crowd. Otherwise, tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7069) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
On tap at the brewery, RBWG
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a big foamy beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate and mild smokiness
Taste: Roasted malts, grainy and coffee
Nice and tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Black pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma of burnt coffee, roasted malt, and smoke. Sour malt, toasted malt, coffee, and light smoke. Medium bodied and fizzy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5797) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized dark tan colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma was malty and smoky. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a mellow smoky aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of smoky and brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

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