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Grey Sail Leaning Chimney Smoked Porter



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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellco33 (426) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Poured from can into a tulip: Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malts, a little dough. Taste is lightly roasted malt, a little touch of cocoa, and bitterness on the back end. I’m hardly getting any smoke. Light body, thin mouthfeel, it’s OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
New England Bucket List Trip Beer #127. Tallboy can from Nikki’s Liquors. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, mild smoke. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, mild smoke. Medium bodied, mild lingering roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2661) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2015
On cask at the brewery. Pretty good smoked porter with a bit of a thin body. Cocoa and smoke with feint toffee malts. Very mild bitterness and moderate sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (565) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Roasted chocolate aroma. Black body with a tan bubbly head that lingers quite awhile. Kind of a smoked chocolate character. Chalky mouth feel. Faint sweetnote.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1878) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Tallboy can sent to me by WillRunForBeer - thanks Brian! Pours a nice dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt nose, much more on the porter side than on the smoky side. Thin but full of flavor. Roasted malt, a hint of bitter chocolate and a gentle smoke in the finish. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14405) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Dark maroon color, thick beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dark coffee grounds. Taste is burnt espresso mand bitter cocoa. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1634) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Sampled @ Blues & Brews. Poured dark brown with some ruby edges. One finger off white head. Light smoke on the nose with the usual porter aromas. Bakers chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor has a light sweetness, despite the hint of smoke. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
radarsock (1082) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2014
Had on tap earlier today at the Grog. $6 for the pull pint. Pours a crimson-tinted dark brown, sustaining a sudsy, sienna head 1 finger in length. Aromas of rosemary, black pepper, vanillin, DME, sweat, and chewing tobacco. Tastes the same with the addition of rubber, Bible paper, and black licorice candies. Seriously was like consuming wet Marlboro cigarettes. Perhaps too much peat malt. Overdone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (596) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pitch back pour with slight reddish highlights. Creamy head. Light fruity roasty aroma. Flavor is roasted malt and light smoke. Smooth and rich palate. A little cherry and raisin. Simple but really nice drinking. Smoke is very moderate. You could pass this off as a straight porter. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3969) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Can thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head, creamy and nice lacing. Aroma is standard porter - roasty, coffee and cigarettes, just a touch of smoke. Flavor follows, light sweet, medium bitter, and faintly smoky. Medium body. I would personally call this a Porter; smokiness is too light to really change the base style IMO. And its not a bad one at that.

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