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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; release 11, bottled 2/19/2012. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, caramel, smoke, light char, light coffee, raisin, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with moderate smoke; and decent strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, smoke, caramel, light coffee, and light fruitiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, smoke, caramel, toast, and light coffee on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of roasted malt and smoke flavors with good complexity; and no cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice smoked porter style. Good complexity and balance of roasted flavors with smoke; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matstc (69) - - FEB 23, 2013
In bottle. Smells like hops and sugar. Tastes like cookies and caramel. A tiny bit of smoke. Good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (2106) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2013
65cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Moderate smoked aromas, somenuts. Pours quite dark, with average brown head, vanishing. Light to medium body, soft carbonation and oily texture. Taste is quite bitter, smoky, with some caramel. Desperately lacks body. Aftertaste is long.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4587) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Not as much smoke as I would like. Black with thick foam, fairly thick palate on this beer Heavily roasted, and an almost burnt grain flavor in some sips. Some malt sweetness and charred wood in the flavor, as well as a hint of wood smoke.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juanenka (251) - valladolid, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2013
Presencia marrón oscura con corona poco persistente. Aroma ahumado, dulce de leche, café. En boca ahumada ligeramente cafetosa poco cuerpo y carbonatacion

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Aroma: Malty, smokey, some chocolate and licorice notes.
Appearance: A dark brown/black color with a small brown head.
Taste: Moderately sweet, slightly bitter. Not as smokey as I would have liked from a smoked porter.
Palate: Light bodied, average carbonation, and a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2173) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Appeared as a dark brown liquid that allows for more light transparency that most other porter styles do. Aroma is faint but does give off a minor scent of smokiness and lightly roasted dark malt. The drink is mild with a delicate touch of roast malts but falls short in regards to delivering a smoky flavor. Maybe it’s just too subtle a beer for me but I will note it is balanced well considering it is a smoked porter. Also, it was an affordable bomber for the price of $4.99

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Release #13 ]. ABV: 5.7%. Light unclear medium to dark brown red colour with a large to huge, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, smoke, light chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, smoke, plastic, roasted, light chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120914]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9717) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 26, 2012
from Erzbierschof - darkbrown beer with some rubish hue; no head retention; gently smokey, roasted coffee and black chocolate; medium to full-bodied, tasty and fairly bitter; long roasted chocolatey finish with light lingering smokey tones

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1980) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottled sample. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate, roast, mild cherry, and a bit of toffee. Chocolate upfront in the mouth, along with minerals and light roast coffee. Medium bodied. A solid "straight up" porter, but where is the smoke?


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