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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Our award winning smoked porter with an added kick of chipotle peppers.

Smoke Signal is an American style Robust Porter, using a generous amount of pale ale malt smoked with Alderwood, the smoke source used in the Pacific Northwest for salmon. We smoke 150 pounds of pale malt for each 10 barrel batch of Smoke Signal. Alderwood imparts a slightly sweet smoke flavor that balances well with the residual sweetness of the beer imparted through the use of dark crystal malts; chocolate and roasted barleys combine with American hops to deliver a flavorful robust porter with just the right amount of smoked flavor. Our chipotle version is infused with smoked jalapeño peppers to add an extra smoky kick on the tail end of this already smoky treat.

Ingredients:

American and European Barley Malts Alderwood Smoked Pale Malt Chipotle Peppers Production Targets

Original gravity: 17.5 Brix IBUs: 45 Alcohol By Volume: 6.9%


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6001) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 8/8/12. On tap at Green Room. Black pour with a small tan head. Light smoke and smoked pepper aroma with more of the coffee and cream aspects of a porter. Light smoke, chocolate, coffee, and cream in the flavor with lingering touches of pepper, but it’s somewhat subdued.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1336) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown to black with a small off white head. Aroma of the smoke I love so much in the regular version, some light chocolate, roasty malts, and just a hint of chili in there. Flavor follows with mostly smoke and light chocolate, but then a dry hit of the chili flavor coming in and mingling alongside the smoke. The chilies are light, which is good, and they really just accent the smokiness of the beer rather than give it a bunch of heat. Mouthfeel is a solid medium with medium carbonation. A really nice infusion of chili here that doesn’t go over the top.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
On draft at the Brass Tap, poured a dark brown color, almost black. Aromas smoke, light roast, some coffee with some light peppers. Flavors are the same, very little pepper flavor. Interesting, light chilis in the aftertaste, but not enough to bring any heat.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rbrazell (1639) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Draft at Fermentation. Murky dark brown pour with a small white head. Nose is smoke, acidic berry, mild chilis, and some roasted malt. Flavor is acidic dark berries, old coffee, roasted malts, light smoke and chilis. Palate is thin and low carbonation. Blah, kind of a mess of flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5492) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Fermentation Lounge. Dark brown pour, sticky khaki colored head with a bit of lacing. Aroma is green with a hint of peppers and some black potting soil. Flavor has the same potting soil background, a hint of chipotle pepper heat, some roasted, burnt notes. Nice, dry mouthfeel. Pretty solid.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (420) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Think Smoke Signal as an American rauchbier - lots of good smokey flavor with some sweetness you might not expect. I didn’t get any Chipotle flavor and definitely no hotness. Overall, a very nice drinking porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2298) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours a thick black on tap, at Proof Brewing Co., with a thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of smoked chillis, dark chocolate, slight coffee. Taste is nice, more of the chocolate, like a sweet chilli flavor. Pretty good, but smoke is lost in flavor, I’m ok with that.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Draft at Swamp Head tasting room in Gainesville. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head with some lingering lacing along the glass. Aroma has a nice mixture of roasted malt and the smokiness from the chipotle peppers. The peppers become more pronounced in the flavor the more the beer warms including a bit of heat in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
On draft at Swamp Head. Pours a hazy brown with an off-tan head. Nose is some light smoke and some light earthy peppers and some light roast. Flavor is similar- the peppers and smoke blend pretty well and the balance is certainly there. More peppers as it warms and smoke in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rustyham (1722) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Very subdued beer, Chipotle is low profile, sweet pepper, not hot. Little to no smoke flavor. Chocolates and cream.


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