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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franzen (486) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
Smokey aroma with leather, cocoa, cashew nuts and vanilla. Taste is smokey and with sweet malty beginning and balanced of with a nice dark chocolatey bitterness in end and finish. Nice balanced smoke porter where the smoke is balanced and not overtakes the entire beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 5, 2014
On draft at el bait shop in des moines. Most smoked beers either a) are overly smokey without much else going on, or b) posses so little smoke that the beer shouldn’t be touted as smoked at all. This beer does a great job of finding the elusive middle ground. Plenty of smoke, but its set against a real beer. Best thing I’ve had from left hand.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnokk (453) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2014
22oz bottle ~2 yrs old. APPEARANCE – perfect black beer, light tan head with good lacing. NOSE - very good smoke / malty balance. FLAVOR - excellent smokey porter! Perfect balance of smoke and porter flavor. NOTES - It takes a bold beer to live up to the label.... and this does.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (4427) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2014
26.11.2014, 0,65l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and smoked, dark malts, smoked bacon crisps, caramel, licorice, grass, chocolate pudding. Taste is slightly rich, dark malts, licorice, paper, medicine, sour coffee, smoke, grass. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh medical mouthfeel. Nice enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1233) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle(d) 02/07/12 Pours a dark brown looking black in the glass. Creamy tan head. Aroma is heavy smoke, like smoked meat/bacon, notes of ham and roasted malts. Also some coffe. Taste is very well balanced. Smokey notes blend well with nutty and roasted malts. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Close to full bodied with soft to avg co2 levels. A little warming. Pretty awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5407) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a jet black body with a small beige head. Nose is bacon crisp, chocolate, juniper wood, herbal tones, caramel, pork rinds, hints of licorice and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate and milk chocolate, smoke, brown sugar, ashes, licorice, hints of caramel, brown bread and coffee. Full body, medium carbonation. Lovely balanced smoked porter, a real treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1843) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of smoked, sweet malt, campfire smoke and beef jerky. Well balanced smokiness behind the chocolate and roasted malt tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2869) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
Pours black with a fairly large frothy light brown head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, smoked bacon, tar, brown sugar. Taste is chocolate, coffee, slight roasted malty notes, smoked bacon, slight liqourice and vanilla notes. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with medium carbonation. Very well balanced with the smoky notes quite well integrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2014
BBD 3/24/19. Yes, the stamp says 2019. Pitch black pour with an average head, below average retention and above average lacing. The nose is charred oak like smoke over a rich caramel sweetness with hints of dark fruit and chocolate. As it warms, light alcohol notes are noted and chocolate becomes more prevalent. Almost full bodied with a very rich creamy texture. Below normal carbonation with almost no effervescence in the finish. The World Class flavor profile is intense, yet masterfully balanced between smoke, caramel sweetness and mild bitterness. It is quite complex from the middle to the finish. It begins with a rush of oak like, rather than bacon such as in the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbiers, smoke with a rough charred nature - just like a Smoke Jumper would encounter - that coats the tongue in an oily onslaught. The sweet caramel background, with hints of vanilla and heavy chocolate notes, melds with it and slowly the bitterness and roast characteristics emerge. The exceptional finish is a blending of all previous flavors and the dark fruit characteristics finally get a chance to emerge against a rich chocolate background. As it warms, the vanilla component becomes quite evident in the finish. As everything fades, a nice residual smokiness sweetly coats the tongue and a low level alcohol burn tickles the back of the throat. Truly a World Class offering from Left Hand and the most flavorful smoked porter I’ve ever had the privilege to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierstein82 (13) - - OCT 27, 2014
Had it Out of the bottle. Nice one finger toffee colored head. Very dark. Has a nice aroma of smoke, peat, and coffee. Tastes of charred wood and dark roast coffee. Very palatable leaves a lingering smoke taste. Reminds me of sitting next to a bonfire. Paired well with blackened tuna steaks.

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