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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
This is a Smoked Imperial Porter, maybe the first ever made in this style. It is brewed with British Pale, British Chocolate, British Crystal and British Peat-smoked malts. It should be chocolately with hints of smoke and alcohol throughout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2006
"Poured a dark brown with a nice head, lacing didnít last long. Smeeled of vanilla slightly smoaky. Tasted of chocolate and roasted malts and smokey, hint of vanilla. Creamy."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (11596) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Sampled from Growler courtesy of egajdzis (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown color with a very small sized head. Aromas of smoke (not overpowering), chocolate and vanilla, Tastes vanilla, light smoke, dark fruits, and chocolate. I never would have guessed this one was 8.3%. Creamy body. My ratings for this climbed as I drank more and more (I couldnít get enough). Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Thanks to egajdzis for sharing his growler with me... Appears a dark brown with a 1 finger tan head and a nice tan collar. Decent lacing is left behind. Smell is of sweet lacto sugar and slight chocolate and smokiness that fits in well with this beer. Taste is exellent, if not the best smoked(imperial) porter Iíve ever had. Chocolate with cream and a touch of smoke. Mouthfeel is excellent with the carbs flowing perfectly through the mouth. Drinkability is kick ass. Best beer by Brian O that Iíve had in a long time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
A very nice dark brown to black appearance with mahogany edges and a nice head. Lacing was only momentary and followed the surface as it was consumed. The aroma was smoky and I couldnít pick much else up (hey, this is called the fire bringer, after all). The flavor was certainly smoky, somewhat like a rauchbier, but there were also roasted malts, light coffee, and alcohol present (it almost wanted to be vinous, rather than a coffee/chocolate overdosed stout/porter). The mouthfeel was heavy, but the consistency wasnít like motor oil, just heavy on flavor and fullness. I enjoyed this one, as it didnít overpower with the smoked-ness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Draft at Sly Fox Phoenixville. Served in a 10 ounce tulip/snifter glass. The beer arrived with a dark brown color that appeared black to the naked eye, but my last sips showed some dark brown color. The head was minimal and light tan colored. Complex aromas of roasty, smoky dark malt greeted me, with chocoff, oak, bourbon, figs, and molasses apparent also. THe flavor was roasty dark malty, with mid-palate molasses, prunes, black licorice, chocoff, and a subdued rauchy element. The palate was on the dense side with a complex, well balanced finish. This one got a little hot as it warmed. It reminded me a lot of Weyerbacher Heresy with a rauchy element thrown in. Alaskan smoked porter is more balanced and less rauchy, but this one has more oak/bourbon/vanilla flavors. Very well crafted, unique, and quaffable for a beer of this size.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2005
almost opaque, deep mahogny color with almost no head at all. aroma of chocolate, burnt toast, smoke, and vanilla. the smoke sits behind the sweet chocolates and the vanilla, and they all meet together at the end in a very nice blend. a creamy mouthfeel gives it a great finish, with the chocolate coming back and taking over the aftertaste.abv is no where to be found in this excellent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Draught @ Brewery: Smells a bit roasty, and a little of alcohol, with some sweetness, but mainly aroma of smoke. Color is deep brown/black, clear. There is really a minimal head, which is off white. No lacing. Flavor is mainly of smoke, though lightly sweet with choclate and vanilla notes. Full bodied and a little thick. Lasting malt finish. Easy to drink. At 8.3%, too easy. Overall, a different, but great, smoked porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Picked up a growler of this from the brewery. Poured almost black at first site, but as I held it up to the light you could see it was more of a dark brown with some amber. Head was light tan and left some lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, also picking up some lactose and smoke. The feel was smooth and creamy. The smoke was up front but not over powering. Was also picking up some coffee, chocolate and some darker fruits. One of the best Porters Iíve had. Great job Sly Fox.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2005
12.10.05 Growler from egajdzisís personal keg, RLB YEHA - 05. Dark brown with small but lasting tan head. Aroma is a mild showcase of peat and smoke but with an unusual squash thing going on (as if someone had gutted a pumpkin right beside me while I was sniffing the beer). The squash aroma is not at all bad, just completely unexpected. Flavor is mildly roasty and plenty smoky. One of the more rustic peat smoked beers Iíve tried, this is a bit rough around the edges, but a delight overall and something Iíd certainly seek out if it was ever bottled. Excellent balance, great beer. Itís a richer, less bitter, more English take on the same beer OíFallon has made...or, at least, itís in the same class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2005
This happens to be my growler of the day. Pours very dark mahogany, almost black with some beige head lacing. Sweet nose. Flavors are very sweet. Chocolate and smoked peat dominate the taste. Very well crafted brew.

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