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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A complex beer, with layers of flavors unfolding as this beer slides down your throat. Before the introduction of indirect-fired malt kilns, all beers had a smoky flavor. Today only a handful of brewers produce beer reminiscent of those of the past. We use imported German smoked malt to add depth and complexity to our Smoked Porter. Sensory Profile: Aromas of smoked wood, licorice, and dark fruit. The flavor is a balance of smokiness, roasted malt, coffee, and malty sweetness.

Food Pairing: A natural match for any smoked or grilled meats. The smoky flavor of the meat and the unique smoky flavor of the beer blend beautifully to elevate the enjoyment of them both.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 18, 2008
Poured from a growler at Jon (Padrefanís) house. A great mini tasting with Fordest and Toncatcher. Uber dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma was moderately smoky with burnt grains, oak and some dark fruits. The flavor was lightly smoky with raisins, chocolate, brown sugar and biter hops. The mouthfeel was smooth, but just a bit thinner than I would have liked. The finish was long and dry with a light astringency. Overall: A very good smoked beer but I would have preferred a bigger bolder smokiness. Very nice--thanks Jon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 18, 2008
Another growler thanks to dmac. Not my favorite style but this one could win me over. The smokiness wasnít in your face. The sweetness was there that gave it a nice balance. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown/black with a pretty dark tan head. Aroma and flavor strongly of smoke (of course), coffee, roast. I thought it was a good smoked porter, although to be honest, itís not my favorite style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Both the aroma and flavor seamless blends of smoke, roasted malt, coffee, sweet maltiness, creaminess. Probably the most purely refreshing porter Iíve had. Very nice, and a few more goes at it may just convince me to give it the olí 4-0.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2092) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2008
growler from the brewery poured into a snifter has a dark black color and a thick dark tan head that slowly faded away. aroma has roasted sweet coffee, smoked malt, moss, chocolate, and licorice. very nice and inviting. mouth feel is medium creamy with good carbonation. flavor is nicely rounded with malt roast, coffee, sweetness like candy sugar, chocolate, and light bitters. the level of smoke is more towards roasted but it really complements this well. very nicely done and one of the best porters i have tried.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppityHop (179) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2008
On tap, this poured a opaque brown with no head or lacing to speak of. There is a hint of smoke in the aroma and flavor, but honestly not much. Iím glad for that, as Iím not a huge "smoked beer" fan. However, there are the traditional chocolaty and creamy flavors of a traditional porter. Maybe a bit thin, but surely drinkable. Good by standards of the style, but only fair in comparison to many of Scottís other offerings.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2008
On tap at Blind Tiger. Poured dark brown with almost no head.Smelled of coffee, licorice. Nice smooth mouthful, almost thin, which makes it easily drinkable,and yes, it has a nice smoked flavor to it. Found it medium bodied, with a nice finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 Growler from Bierkraft, Brooklyn. Medium tan head. Aroma of smoke, some dark roasted malt, coffee. Smokey earthiness is the primary taste characteristic, some roasted malt underneath. Dry finish emphasizes smoke. Drank in Sam Adamsí new Boston lager glass, which may have overemphasized the smokiness. Usually more of a fan of rauchbiers such as Schlenkerla, so it isnít that I hate smoke beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Excellent tan head offers more than fair lacing over the dark brown body. Quite aromatic. Strong biscuity flavours accompany us until the end. Youíd chew on them. Firm and excellent mouthfeel. Mild fruitiness appears as the finish approaches, mostly blackberry-like. Almost no acidity. Toasty, cookie-like malt profile. Balanced indeed. A smooth and most competent porter in which the smoke is hardly noticeable beyond a soft woodsy earthiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Tap. Offeringís aroma is heavy in smoke. Very nice. Very dark pour with little lacing. Much smoother then anticipated. This beer has me looking for others.


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