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Central City Smoked Porter
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Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: Smoked
Surrey, Canada

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Mahogany with a light head. Some chocolate and roast with just a hint of smoke. The flavor brings out the smoke just a bit more, but it’s nothing to write home about. Thin bodied with a roasty finish.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
Mild, sweet grainy aroma with perhaps a touch of chocolate but nothing in the way of smoke. Clear dark brown body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, tan head that recedes to a partial cover with some light lace. Raisin and plum fruitiness with plenty of dark malt bitterness. Smoke is a suggestion in the aftertaste. Dry medium body with decent carbonation. It’s a pretty good brown ale, but "smoked" and "porter" are both lost on me. Sampled on cask at Dix Xmas Extreme Beer festival 2007.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1869) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Growler: Poured a dark ruby brown. Aroma was dusty chocolate. Flavour starts sweet then levels off and finishes with a dry smoky bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2008
shared a growler with my brother. pours a dark brown colour with a light coloured head. a dry palate with a nice smokey finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2007
Dark brown, small tan head. Lightly roasted dry mocha nose.Starts sweet, rathing boring mid, light bitter finish, smokiness almost non existent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4462) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at Dix X-mas Xtreme Caskival 2007. Pours a good coffee nose with a mild bourbon backing. Flavour is smoked with a strong roasted malt finish. Not my favourite style but this was pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Pours almost opaque/just off-opaque. Good lacing. Chocolate malt flavors more prominent than smoke, of which there is too little. Similarly sluggish aromas.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2007 Didn’t like this much at the Xmas Extreme, but a resample a week later at the brewpub was pretty solid. Dark brown with a thin head. The aroma is chocolatey, slightly toasty, slightly earthy. Rich chocolate taste with a slight smoke accent. Full, warming body and sweet, chocolatey finish.


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