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RATINGS: 98   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5449) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (7709) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of smoke, burnt malts, caramel, overripe dark fruits and candy. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3491) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Tap @ the brewery tap room. Pours a dark brown, reddish beer with a medium sized, creamy beige head on top. Aroma of ashes, smoke and roasted malts. Flavour has a lot of tobacco smoke influences, backed up by a big malty sweetness. Medium short, sweet finish, light carbo. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3919) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Shared with Strkyzone via Facebook Chat. Pours dark brown. Tan head. Lots of lacing. Nose of wood smoke with roasted malts. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is smoke, chocolate, coffee and floral hops as it warms. Finish is smoke mostly. Good smoke porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This beer pours very dark with a little red. A nice three finger beige head has nice retention. A smoked aroma with peat and a little meat. The flavor is just as smoky and it is campfire with burnt wood. Some cooked brown sugar. This beer is full of malts and hops, if they are there, must be deep underneath. It gets a little earthy with warming. Very late I finally get some hops and they might be noble with sulfur. They bring a bit of spice. Coffee and chocolate are light with the smoke being dominant. The coffee does grow late but the finish is a spicy hop flourish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle at taproom. Pours black with a thin head. I’m getting some smoked meat vibe on the nose. Some decent roasted malt on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Dark mahogany pour with hints of squid ink and a small latte head. Cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, and dark chocolate. Missing the pork butt and vanilla hint that I get in a lot of these. Not as robust and aggressive as I would have enjoyed. Meh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1576) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Aroma of smoke and roasted malts. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head which forms a tan ring and no lacing. The taste is mildly bitter. Mild peaty smoke, roasted malts, and grain with a nice bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3609) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matstc (73) - - FEB 23, 2013
In bottle. Smells like hops and sugar. Tastes like cookies and caramel. A tiny bit of smoke. Good beer.

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