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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Prior to brewing our Smoked Porter, Matt selects specialty malts to be smoked over an open flame, imparting a unique flavor profile in the porter. The malts are smoked using apple and hickory wood for a full 72 hours. Spring House Brewing Co. chose to smoke the grain in a local smoke house that dates back to the late 19th century. This one-of-a-kind smoke house imparts layers of smokey depth to the beer that cannot be replicated. Enjoy!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
On tap at the KSBF ’09. Poured a dark brown (almost black) color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of smoke, some smoke meatiness, and roasty. Tastes of the same smokiness, roast, and had a light bitter finish. Not overly smoky. Body on the thinner side.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle from Smith’s. Pours dark brownish black w 1f tan head and great lacing. Nose is huge smoked dark malt, cacao. Tastes rauchy, with dark malt, and some dry coffee and hop notes. Medium palate heft, decent complexity, and a solid smoked malt bill. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brune body with a mostly white head. Smoked malt, peat, campfire, salty bacon a smokey dominated malt aroma. Flavor is similar smoked ham, bacon, rauch with a mild warming and char. A nice smoked ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
750ml Bottle (Very tough cork): Aroma of smoke, Bamburg wood, smoked meat, and slight ash. Poured brown in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is neither sweet nor bitter. Tastes of smoke, Bamburg wood, smoked meat, ash, fireplace, and light wood. Medium body. Dry texture. Soft carbonation. Smoke, Bamburg wood, and light smoked meat finish is dry. Very smoky, but not much to the body or overall palate. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Tap at Blue Dog Pub. Pours a deeper brown with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, charred wood, almost solventy notes. Flavor is very smokey. Smoke really covering up malt of the porter. A bit too smokey needs some porter there to help balance it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Pour is brown ruby, mostly clear with a smallish off white head that falls fast. Aroma is pure and full smoked peat, big and charred. Really not much else, eventually some roasted malt pokes through. One dimensional. Taste is more of the same, just pure charred smoke and peat. Light touch of the roast malt. Palate is medium, mouth coating (and sinus engulfing) and just the residual char. Wow, smoke bomb, one dimensional but still a fun one. Thanks Eugene.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at Lancaster Taproom. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is smoked and roasted malts, light earthy notes, light ash, and light pork. Flavor is roasted and peated malts, earthy hop bitterness, light ash, light smoked meat, and faint chocolate; dry, smoked finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2568) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
750ml bottle. Pleasant aroma of chocolate, smoke, raisin, prune, wood, roast and faint dark breadiness. Dark brown-black color, head is fine and uneven. Flavor follows the aroma closely, very lightly sweet, very smoky, roasty and coffeeish with suggestions of cocoa, more dark, dried fruits and light bitterness appearing late. Smoothly but generously carbonated palate, rather dry, with some faint warmth on the finish. Body is medium-full. Very nice. Thanks to beastiefan2k!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Sampled @ the brewery and from growler. Nice medium sized tan head, retention is very good as is the lacing. An almost black brew though ruby highlights do show through. Nose is meaty, smokey with some faint malts coming through. Body is medium, lightly oily, slick sorta chewy. Plenty of smokiness for yous smoke lovers backed by some nice roast notes, light woodiness and some faint chocolate notes as well. Did,nt even realize its runnin 8.5% ABV, wouldnt know it.Dry, roasty smokey finish. Might age well and lay down some of the smokey flavors that i,m not really a fan of. I think Smoked fans would enjoy this brew. Better than expected.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Damico (2353) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Wow, smokey smokey. Aroma is a ton of smoke and some peat and band aid. Pours thick brownish not completely unclear with a darker amber hue. Flavor brings heaps of smoke and bandaid.


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