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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 Chocís Home 2010 Winner Jeff Swearengin.

Weíre proud to brew Smoked Porter, winner of Brew at Chocís Home 2010. Jeffís 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 Jeffís recipe. So enjoy this beer, keep brewing, and look forward to Brew at Chocís Home 2011.
Cheers,
Michael Lalli.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
I saw a rat! no.. thatís clearly the cat .. . Pours a deep ruby brown, decent head .. . Aromas of sweet molasses, dark chocolate, smoke and bbq pit .. . very nice and assertive smoke quality, fuck ya! .. its awesome!! .. . A very nice beer, These signature series beers are just getting better and better!! .. . You canít censor me bro, Iím kind of a bad ass.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3470) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2010
[Bottle] Pours an opaque black color with about an inch worth of light brown head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of smoked meats, heavy malts and earth. The taste is moderately smoked, but also includes molasses, dark brown sugar, anise, nutmeg, peat and sweet toffee. Very nice body and lingering smoke finish. Quite tasty and hearty. This is hands down the best beer I have had from this brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 3/22/11. Poured this into a pint glass. Pours an uninviting black with just a thin sheet of tan-colored lace on top. A little disappointed thereís not more head to channel out the smokiness. Ah well. The nose is still indeed smoky, with notes of bacon grease, ham, and then the "porterness" pulls through with roasted malts, and a bit of coffee. Very nice. The mouth is stellar for the style. Moderately-full, not too heavy, but far from thin. I like it. Now this beer backs up what it claims: this is smoky. I dig it. Iíve had some of the style where the smoke is a phantom, but here, the smoke comes out full force. Still, mild cocoa notes and hints of sweetness make there way through as well, but the smoke is for sure the main player. This isnít a style for everyone, but I enjoy this flavor at times, and this beer delivers. Thanks again, Chris!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Ericanders! Dark brown pour, tan head. Nice bacon/ham aroma with some bbq sauce, and roast. Flavor is smokey, roasted malt, light sour mash notes. Really a nice brew!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle at RBWG 2011 Grand Tasting, thanks to AmEricanbrews. My last rating of RBWG, damn that was a lot of backlog! Pours clear black/brown, thin tan head, solid lacing. Nose is bacon, ham, smoke, tobacco, ash. Flavours of bacon, smoke, tobacco, roast. Just great. A really nice Smoked Porter!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (1205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a goblet glass. Black color, pours like oil with a thickness to it. A thin but dense tan head formed. Smell: Rich roasted malt, campfire smoke and slight cocoa. A really pleasing smell. Taste: Smoke and a little bitterness. Good flavor, but not as good as the smell. Creamy, soft. Low carbonation and medium body. Just about a perfect fit. Probably the best smoked porter I have had. The smell and texture of this beer really carry it. A little more out of the flavor and it would be pretty much perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 2, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 Black color with tan foam. Big smoked meat, peat, peppercorn, earth, dry black malt aromas. smooth light to medium body. Campfire char, smoked meat, black malt, dark chocolate flavors with a thin finish- this ones as good as Alaskans Smoked Porter imo

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2011
The aroma is smoky and a bit sweet/tangy/ The smoke porter pours dark chestnut brown with a decent light tan head. The flavor of smoked malts shines through nicely on a good medium palate, there is a nice creaminess too this porter that you donít expect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Bomber. Pours a ruby almost black with a tan quickly diminishing head. Uncomplicated aroma of chocolate, smoke, and roasting ham. Flavor is malty, aggresive smokiness, with a suggestion of bourbon. Although a touch thin bodied, finishes with a touch of creaminess. Very nice


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