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Left Hand SmokeJumper Imperial Smoked Porter

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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Here in Colorado we are blessed with abundant natural beauty.
Smokejumpers are those fearless wildland firefighters who specialize in parachuting into the wilderness so that we can continue to enjoy it. Smokejumper Imperial Porter is a tribute to them - a twenty-one degree plato porter made with barley malt hand- smoked by our brewers. Roasty brown in color, the long lingering smokiness wraps around flavors of molasses, toasted malt and an earthy hoppiness. Here’s to smoke in your glass, not in the woods. Smokejumper is the official beer of The National Smokejumper Association.
www.smokejumpers.com.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elysiumplain (1) - fort collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
Smokejumper left hand Served 55 in a goblet 8.8% ABV 2014 bottle Aroma:bottle smells like dark colored smoke, phenol is very heavy smelling of burnt coffee and mild nutty chocolate with a slight hidden hint of caramel, esters in the hops come through as a grassy/wet hay. Smoke overwhelms but a hint of vanilla gets through. Appearance:Hops, wheat, barley, yeast Pitch black, caramel head with heavy lacing, next to no carbonation. Poured hard with huge head, settles down to very little head (less than half a finger). Taste: Very malty taste, molasses taste sits heavy in your mouth along with the coffee on the sides of the tongue. Evolves to licorice and toffee Palate:incredibly smooth, lighter than expected for its strong aroma, and a bit creamy. Medium high longevity. Slight change from creamy to oily feel after swallow. Feint bitter hop I found appealing as it is present in the middle of your tongue rather than the "sour" bitter on the tip of the tongue. Medium body with subtle carbonation. Alcohol is balanced - satisfying warmth and smooth. O: True to style. Super heavy on the smoke. Would have liked to get a more distinct aroma or taste of the yeast (Earthy) but the smokey malt is just so overwhelming(ly delicious).

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (510) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a medium tan foam head. Aroma is smoke and roast. Flavor is the same. Very well-balanced and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EcnarM (96) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Strong smoke aroma from the start. Stays with you through the taste and palate. Make sure you let the temperature come up if your bringing it from the fridge. It is better at 55-60 degrees. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (1499) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
Smoky odor. Very smoky flavor but feel some dark berries, coffee and soy too. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2084) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of rich smoke, german sausage, light chocolate and coffee, but yeah, smoked sausage and smoke... Taste is very balanced chocolate and vanilla sweet initially followed by balanced smoky coffee bitter finish. Quite nice. Body is medium, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4262) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
650 ml bottle from web SB cons 2014-09-26 Göteborg AR: heavy smoke - burned wood, tar, peaty, sweet dark chocolate, liqurice AP: dark brown, wee stouthy dark brown head F: heavy tar, rough smokey - burned wood, whiskey peaty, sweet liqurice, dark bitter chocolate, coffey, big body, long and lasting flavour, - cellering needed, it’s a bit rough...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andysando (34) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Just love this! It’s like biting an old boat...I feel like a pirate. Very pleasent smoke and tar taste and aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vjohans (62) - SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
Sweet smokey aroma, very soft carbonation, smokey with an inch of bitterness in the taste. straightforward beer with smooth smokeyness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (461) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
650ml brown bottle, with a cool label depicting a smokejumper, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a medium-small thick tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and smoked ham. Flavours of milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts and coffee. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall a delicious well balanced beer with a very pleasant smoke and chocolate aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (194) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
650 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with little beige head. Very smokey aroma with sweet coffee taste. Quite nice but the smokiness is abit to strong in the end.


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