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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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!


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Aromas- At first, I was stunned to smell Canadian Bacon. I expected smoke, not meat! As it warmed, it reminded me more of pork rib burnt ends with dark fruits, chocolate, and molasses. I was conflicted in the beginning, but halfway through, I couldn’t keep my nose out of this thing! Taste- Beautifully balanced and complex. Smoked pork, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, coffee, and slight bready malts mingle together and merge to form some amazing flavor combinations.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4105) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is subtle but well dome with layers of smoke, chocolate, roasted malts, pork, and faint dark fruit notes. Flavor is dry and malty with a touch of caramel sweetness and soft bitterness; smoke undertones present throughout and come thru at the end for a dry, woody finish. Medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottled 355ml. -at O’Hara Zagreb. Nearly black coloured, small off-white head that went away fast, light roasty nose. Roasted malt, caramel, smoke and sugar with rather sweet finish. Far far away from smoked Bamberg beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malkyore (268) - - MAR 15, 2015
Nice and smokey. Perfect beer to go with a nice Smokey whiskey and some sort of meats... I am a fan.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (162) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2015
Dark cola brown almost black, no head, only a tan ring. Aroma is smoked malt, bacon and chocolate. Taste is even more smoked and bacon flavored, very mildly sweet and mild chocolate and roast notes, some charcoal. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2804) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Surprised I hadn’t previously reviewed this, having enjoyed both draft & bottled versions at a number of festivals & gatherings. This time, shared 12 oz. bottles brought back from Missouri, poured to snifters, displaying a darkest brown color, with ruby highlighting, a presentable layer of brownish tan head foam, and a cluster of thick spots of lacing. The nose was well roasted, with subtle sweetness of caramel, toffee, and treacle, and defining smoke. The taste was similar notes as the aroma, with soft carbonation, in a light to medium body. Seemed a bit light textured this time around, but a benchmark example of the style, nonetheless.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 23, 2015
O’Fallon Smoke. Bottle shared with Ribafish at O’Hara Zagreb, huge thanks Marin and Hrvoje! Poured a dark brown body with a teeny tiny off white head that went away fast. Oily aroma, smoked fish, just slightly sickly. Taste... smoked ham, but light with some soft maltiness. It’s allegedly usually better, but this bottle was underwhelming I’m afraid. Shame.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2172) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, caramel/toffee, & some campfire; Flavor of smoky sweet malt, caramel, and chocolate; Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raoul_duke (131) - - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from a six pack. Wonderful malty aroma. I can almost smell the campfire. Not quite black, but extremely dark. Not much head to speak of. Interesting flavor. Something sour in the aftertaste.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
5on1 (21) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Mouth feel is like sitting next to a campfire. Pours a dark black with a 2 finger beige head. Very malty with a great smoked finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy cola with an ecru head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of burnt sugar. Smooth and creamy textures. Mellow finish. Nice beer.


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