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RATINGS: 751   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Pours thick and black w/ super full semi creamy froth. Aromas are deeply roasted, smokey sweet malts w/ cigar box and citrusy scents. Like a pine forest ablaze. Full nectar w/ very soft residual effers creating an oily texture. This is one heavily smoked porter. Heavy malt backbone like molasses. Sweet maple, roasted espresso bean, smoked jerkey, cocoa, old leather, and citrus rind. The finish is long and lingering w/ a perfect bittering from the hops that finally kick in. As this brew warms it really starts to balance out. The oily texture turn to velvet and the molasses mellows to brown sugar. Drinks better cool not cold. A killer brew none the less. I scored this perfect classic because of it’s duality. You get two brews in one. The cold version and the cool version (after it’s warmed a bit). It would be so easy for a brew of this decandent nature to get lost in itself showing a narrow, straightforward character. But this one pulls it off and really hams up it’s inherent complexities. Connoisseurs Choice! Highly Recommended. Get it while you can.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ilovestout (2) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011 does not count
I love this beer. It has a great smokey taste to it, much better then any other smoked porter I have had. A+!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1192) - Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
Pours dark, dark, dark brown with a large sudsy tan head. Smells of smoke, hints of chocolate, and roast. Taste is smoky, with a distinct roasted character and hints of sweetness. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Left Hand SmokeJumper finishes with a full smoked roundness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vettefan77 (4) - - MAY 23, 2012 does not count
everything i hoped it would be. The bottle looks amazing, and it smells like a spicy campfire. The taste is phenomenal...slightly bitter, spice, loots of smoke (but not too much), toasted nuts, and a touch of chocolate. Its the perfect BBQ or pizza beer. If youre a dark stout/porter fan this is a MUST!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Awesome aroma of chocolate, roast, smoke and all perfectly well balanced. The flavor characteristics are equally as good a blanced. Aperfect brewe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Pours deep, dark, ruby-hued mahogany, with a large, creamy, tan head. Strong aroma of smoked/roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, and lots of sweet fruity undertones with notes of plum, and raisins most present. Very smoky, and slightly peaty flavor. Not the overly meaty flavor you get from some smoked brews, but a bit of the fruity undertones I expect from a full bodied porter, a bit of mingled chocolate, and nice dry smoky bitterness in the finish. Palate is medium/full, creamy and silky smooth, slightly bitter, dry, a bit chocolaty, and yes....smoky. Alcohol is slightly noticed, but really only adds to the complexity of this brew. This is an exceptional offering from Left Hand: easy drinking, yet flavorful and complex. Definitely a must try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nearbeer (4919) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2009 650 ml. No abv on label, but says "2008 bottle conditioned". Pitch black with a lasting quarter-inch of creamy foam. Aroma is hickory-smoked molasses and country ham with some sea breeze. Taste is the smoky-sweet hickory, molasses, caramel, and coffee drippings that were used to fry/saute country ham. Some light dabs of milk chocolate. Medium-heavy body is smoothly carbonated, just watery enough to be drinkable and just sticky enough to be a delicious and dangerous dessert. Nicely dried by the smoke and roast. Frosty lacing left everywhere.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hobbes18321 (1) - Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2012 does not count
It tastes like molasses and bacon with an imperial stout. It tastes a lot like a Voo Doo Doughnut from Rogue; however, it does not contain bacon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle: I am not sure where the bottle says 10.5% because my bottle says that it is 9.2% abv on the bottom left of the silk screened label, but I digress. Anyways, pours a very dark brown, almost black. The head is a nice white with a little bit of a reddish hue to it. The smell, well, I think WOW sums it up. The smell smells like smoke, as I should have expected. It smells like some sort of meat is cooking over a campfire, maybe some pork. It’s an incredibly intense, thick smell, much like a wild fire would produce. After the smell, I am a little weary of what the taste may bring, since I could barely whiff the beer without feeling like something was wrong... much like a fire. The taste is not quite as intense as the smell, but it is still amazing. This beer has a little bit of everything. I note a lot of meat still, like pork cooking over a fire as I noted above. I also notice some chocolate, which only compliments the nice meaty flavor. I feel like I am sipping on a nicely smoking piece of meat. This is great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle shared with Blankboy, GregClow, Mds, and Hogtown Harry, Harry’s bottle. Stunning smoke aroma - beer breaks through too - some roast and malt but wow - smoked bacon yet outdoors like campfire smoke as well - fantastic. Very very dark brown, thick frothy beige head. taste is excellent - rich malt, lots of smoke, some bitterness from hops? alcohol? other? Complex layered levels of smoke here - great contemplative stuff. Powerful and not for those afraid of smoke - truly stunning. Thanks for sharing Harry!

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