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Choc Brewmasters Signature Michael Lalli/Jeff Swearengin Smoked Porter
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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From Brew at Choc’s Home 2010 Winner Jeff Swearengin.

We’re proud to brew Smoked Porter, winner of Brew at Choc’s Home 2010. Jeff’s original brew was chosen not only because of the outstanding quality and complex flavors but also for his creativity and ambition. These are two defining qualities of our Signature Series. We took great care to recreate Jeff’s recipe. So enjoy this beer, keep brewing, and look forward to Brew at Choc’s Home 2011.
Cheers,
Michael Lalli.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s Danish Invasion extravaganza. Deep brown/black pour, thin tan head. Nice smooth smokey nose, bitter chocolate, hint of oaky spice. Nice bittersweet chocolate front, roasted malt, nice subtle smoked character, not particularly meaty, slight savoury character with a tiny hint of booze on a long fruity finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...dark malts ... thin tan lacing ... soft roast .. big smoke malts ... light bitter malts ... woody malts ... light bitterness ... soft chocolate

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5429) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has a big smoky quality at the outset, some peat, chocolate, dark malts and ash. The flavor is again smoky, with peat, mild chocolate, dark malts and ash. Maybe a touch thin in the body, but smooth and easy to drink. This was a surprise and a welcome one at that.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2012
22 ounce bottle that pours a dark brown color with aromas of smoke, bacon, chocolates, and roasted malt. Flavors is roasted malt, ash, smoke and a twinge of summer sausage. Nice beer overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3918) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 2/21/12

Aroma: The nose is big on smoked meat and roasted malts, with hints of chocolate as well
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color, orange hue, and a creamy light brown head and heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is mostly smokey as well, it has hints of sweetness and minimal bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-full, it is smooth on the mouth, with a soft carbonation, and a smokey finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty interesting beer. I’m not the biggest fan of this style in the world, but I still found this one enjoyable. It drinks surprisingly easily for the style as well. An interesting one, for sure.

Just submitted a photo of this one as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bombver poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of smoke,m prune, roastiness,m dark chocolate and light carmel. Palate was mediuum to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, dark chocolate, dark fruit and roastiness with a smooth dry lingering smokey finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3305) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
22oz bottle 12/8/11 (Jack’s Mountain Home)-60° in Lager Glass-Pours black with ruby tints with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of smoke and bacon. Taste of the same with a bit more smoke. This medium to full bodied brew is smoke and more smoke. Nice job.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3964) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Deep smoke aroma, malts, soy, chocolate, nutty, ash, and terayki. Dark look brown to black in color, tan head. The taste is smoke, ashy, malts, chalky, but Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3758) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Black in color with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of smoke, coffe, roasted malts, and bacon. Taste is of roasted malts, wood, smoke, pork ribs, coffee, and cocoa powder.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2011
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a dust colored head. Aroma is raw and powerful smoke with a very light roasted character underneath it. Big charcoal and bacon flavors. The taste is best summed up as liquid campfire. Huge smoke and carbon flavor with a roasty and meaty finish. Leaves a wonderfully smoky aftertaste.


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