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RATINGS: 702   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. Hereís to smoke in your glass, not in the woods. Smokejumper is the official beer of The National Smokejumper Association.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2007
Has a pretty solid bacon aroma.Pours dark brown with a medium tan head.Flavor has a good amount of chocolate malt and a mild smokyness that doesnt over power.Medium mouthfeel with a malt/slight smoke finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2007
Pours deep brown-black with a tan head. smells very smokey, deep smoked wood, salmon or pork some cheese or lactose as well. Tastes not as smokey as it smells, some sweetness like a chocolate in the background. syrupy and fairly complex. berries. Finishes with some alcohol and a bitter roasted chocolate. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2007
Black, thick tan head. Nose is campfire, iodine, chocolate. Flavor is caramel, smoke, cocoa, a bit of piney hop recedes into general bitterness. Tar & smoke finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2007
Dry salty pork and liquid smoke aroma. Almost black with a decent head. Medium palate. Taste is medium roasted malt, and some bitterness in the finish. The smoked aspect doesnít dominate, but plays a very nice supporting role.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
keith0718 (374) - Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2007
At first I thought this had too much smoke flavoring--like drinking liquid BBQ--but after a few sips, that impression took a back seat to the obvious awesomeness that is this beer. Really...itís not too smoky. Itís good-and-sweet and one hell of a porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2007
On tap at the Left Hand tasting room. Deep black impenetrable color, nice thick tan head. Aroma is nice Ė dominated by the smoke. Palate is slightly thinner than expected, light carbonation. The smoke kind of over powers the flavor, if it were toned down a bit, this would be way better. As the beer warmed I started to pick-up some roastiness and a bit of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iradog (32) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2007
Pours an almost black with a thin brown head. Smells of smoked meat. The flavor is simply smoky with malts and slight alcohal

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2007
Iíll say up front I am a big fan of smoked beers, so you can take my review with that in mind. Poured nearly black from a 750 ml bottle. It had a big, creamy brown head. The aroma was of smoked cedar. Had a smokey taste, as expected, with lots of chocolate notes. The alcohol really came to the forefront of this beer. I will say it is rather pricey ($13.99 in TN) so it is not an everyday beer, but a great one to reward yourself with. (If you donít like smokey beer, this one is not for you. After my wife had a taste, she said she felt she just drank our fireplace - which was not a compliment).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2007
4-Apr-07 750ml bottle. Really like the silk screened logo on this bottle. Beer is deep ruby-brown, blacker towards its depths, with a sturdy, dense, tan head of fine bubbles. Aroma is at first a nice burst of dusty smoke atop gritty roast and coffee. With temp, the aroma evolves and less welcome aromas emerge, something, not quite plastic, but it reminds me of that waxy makeup smell like when your grandmother would pop open her compact. Whatever it is, itís not right. Palate is nice, unctuous, grippingly dry for such a big beer (feels dirty). I canít decide if the stuff is trying to be rustic or refined. An acidity lingers, not unlike other big porters, but itís lasting with a tongue coating feeling a bit like old coffee. Alcohol presence is obvious and mildly intrusive as the beer nears room temp. Smoke is not persistent in the flavor as much as I hoped it would be, but itís no slouch, either. In all, Iíve been arguing with myself about this for the entire 750 ml. Iíve had this pegged anywhere between a 2.9 and a 4.0 but I think Iím settled somewhere between the two but nowhere near the almost 4.0 average the rest of ratebeer has doled out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
22oz bottle-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark coffee grounds, beef jerky, smoky. Taste is smoky, dark malt-molasses, faint licorice, coffee. OK carbonation.

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