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Dark, rich and smoky…this classic porter is brewed with 63% German smoked malt and makes a perfect after dinner (or anytime) sipper for those who love a "bigger" beer. Winner of the Gold Medal in the 2004 Great American Beer Festival® for best Smoked Beer in America!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2015) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
12 oz bottle courtesy of Rebekah. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a small brown head that has fair retention. The nose is somewhat mild and understated with a sweet smoke aroma. The taste is smoke, ash, bitter walnuts and burnt grains. The palate is full with just a touch of grit and the carbonation is medium. Finishes dry with lingering smokiness. Overall: Very nice little smoked beer, one that I would hope comes in a six pack and is reasonably priced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Smoked and sweet malts, with lighter roasted malty notes, and hints of soy sauce and cherry. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5024) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
12oz bottle, from Party Source. Dark brown color. Good thin light brown head. Few dots of lace. Medium body. Light - to - moderate carbonation. Good smoke in the aroma. Dark chocolate, some light roast, light dark robust dark fruit. Bitter taste, some sweet. Satisfying big smokiness, but aside from that, qualitatively just alright

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
I really enojoyed this beer. Just the right amount of smoke. Great body and palate...just what i love about a porter. Balanced smokiness. not overpowering. really enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Other than the smoke and roasted malt aromas, kind of a light nose. Some hints of dark fruit, salt, earth, and toffee. The flavor is smokey, salty, roasty, and dry. Minimal malt sweetness, earthy hops, toffee, and water.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mittenator (1090) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
I appear to be in the minority here but I really didn’t like this beer. It tasted like bitter liquid smoke and had a terrible mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (1711) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with tan head. Smoky, burnt malt, brown sugar aromas. Smoky, meaty, burnt/roasty flavors. Pretty nice smoked beer. I also added this beer to chili that called for a dark beer and I thought it worked nicely.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EtTuCthulhu (897) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2013
The aroma of this beer is exactly what a burning wood fire smells like, and the color of the beer is very dark brown with nearly no head. The taste of this beer is gloriously bold, for it has heavy umami and is slighly sweet; furthermore, the combination of the medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, and an abrupt finish only make this beer more desirable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Dark brown, clear, with red tints and a khaki ring. Lot’s of smoke in the nose, a touch of roast. Medium-bodied, significant carbonation and a lingering finish. Malty with caramel and chocolate and finishing dry and smokey. Not my favorite style, though clearly well-brewed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1782) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2012
12oz bottle - pours dark brown with khaki head and thin head. Nose is smoke and roasted malts. Flavor adds wood, caramel and borderline brown sugar. Sweet with light bitterness. Dry finish. Light to medium body. Usually overlook beers from O’Fallon but this one is nice.


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