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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
This nostalgic porter evokes memories of chocolate and coffee around a campfire.· The cherry wood smoked malt used in this beer gives it a heavy smokiness that blends smoothly into the chocolate malty body.· With a silky finish this porter is ideal for sipping on a cold winters eve.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Amber-brown. Aroma is thin chocolatey malts, not getting smoke. Similar palate....husky...no real complexity, smoke or point of interest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (433) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Dark brown color with a poor and fast disappearing beige head - Aroma of light smoke, malty, chocolate, toffee - Flavor is malty, chocolate, roasted malt with hints of ashes - Medium body, light bitterness, sweet, medium carbonation, smoky toffee finish - Good beer, the smoke is subtle, a little bit too sweet

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8741) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Draught at Epic Brewing Denver Taproom, on April 6, 2014.
Clear brown color, white head. Sweet, malty scent. Malty, mineral taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1761) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2014
750ml bottle from Sonoma Cellars. Pours a brownish orange with a malted milk head leaving streaks of lace. Aroma has smoke and light caramel and light roast with cocoa. Taste is of smoke and caramel, with some nuttiness, slightly watery. Light to medium bodied. Finishes lightly sweet, with salty meat smoke and without much length. Not annoying or bad, but little to recommend. Not sure of the style; more a smokey lager than anything with depth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewMstr (129) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Very nice chocolate, coffee, and malty taste with smokey after taste. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DMLINAZ (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Good. Not as smoked as, say, Stone’s, but smokey nonetheless, mostly in the dry finish. Not much smoke in the aroma. Pours deep black with a puffy white head. After that dissipates it still leaves a Cappuccino-like ring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
v8powered (131) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle 2013: pours dark brown with dark tan head. The flavor is not as smokey as expected. Nowhere near Stone or Alaskan. It is a mellow smoke. I like cherry wood but wouldn't have known if I didn't read the label. Light chocolate taste. Slight toffee aftertaste. Was good but not as good as I expected. Not as Epic as Epic usually is.... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
On tap @ Congregation Long Beach. Dark brown in color with a khaki head. Nose is moderately smokey with a fair amount of roasted malt and coffee. A bit soapy and peaty. Some earth and dark chocolate as well. Flavor is moderately bitter with just a light sweetness. Soap, peat, and quite a bit of smoke. Roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Light molasses. Pretty meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
10 oz pour at the brewery. Pours fairly dark with ruby tints and a nice looking head. I like the aroma on this with notes of campfire and toffee. I am a fan of cherry wood smoke for sure. I could use more smoke in the nose and this carries over into the flavor big time. The palate is on the lighter side for the style and the flavor is sort of subdued as well. I prefer my smoked porters to have a hearty body and robust flavor to give the smoke qualities more oomph. It is still a great tasting beer with a decent amount of flavor to be a nice fall sipper. Needs more smoke and malt body to be in the conversation with something like Alaskan smoked porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5352) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at the Denver tap room - pours a dark ruby - a bit light-bodied for a smoked porter, but it has a fairly silky body to it - the cherrywood smoked malt adds a fairly deep smokiness, without the sharpness that can sometimes come in some smoked beers - some chocolate and roasted malt compliment the smoke - I would like it even smokier, but that’s just my love of rauchbiers talking.

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