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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Alderwood Smoked Porter


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle share at Proof courtesy of scotchzi. Very deep brown with some tna head. Great smokey aroma. Smells like overly smoked pork. Cedar and maybe chestnut. Taste is far too smokey. I’m rarely a fan of American smoked beers. Smoke dominates the palate in this one. Good body and surprisingly high carbonation.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Poured at Huna day 15. Opaque brown with a lighter brown head. Smokey, almost meaty, roasted malt, toasted dark bread, worcestershire sauce. Chewy and substantial.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6791) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a almost black color with a large beige head. A big fruity nose, interesting deep musty almost note, I think this is alderwood. The flavor is huge dark fruit, umami, woody, sweet almost BBQ sauce element, yeast, more dark fruit essence. Very good, more of a porter with the smoke not being the only or even dominant flavor at times. As such, it is damn good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
750 mL bottle courtesy of Secret Santa shared at the 21st Richmond Gathering, 11/1/14. Pours a hazy thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of strong smoke, caramel, leather, mild fruits. The taste is tart berries, smoke, peaches, caramel. Medium bodied, good balance. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2492) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft at brewery. Dark brown to black in color. Large tan colored head. Aroma is bar b q and campfire. Not quite to the point of meat drippings and bacon like schlenkerla. Taste is similar with a complimentary chocolate component. Semisweet but not too heavy. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4833) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
GABF 2014. Almost black. Well roasted malt and grain flavors; not sweet at all. Smoke in the aroma and the flavor; which is done reasonably well. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4357) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Smoke, charred meat aroma. Mahogany, medium tan head. Smoke, meat, currants. Fizzy. Too tart, but nice smoke flavor and aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1110) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ RG 21. Dirty brown. Smoky rauchy. Taste follows. Not my favorite but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14668) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brown color. Aroma of boozy spiced cocoa. Taste is burnt toasted brownies.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5368) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is full of bacon, smoke, cocoa. Dark chocolate. Taste is full of smoke. Bacon. Some lemon spritz. Cocoa and earth. Full, rich. Medium body, soft carbonation. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4561) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Hammy, rauchbier, slight creosote, roasted aroma. Inky brew, carpeting khaki head. Tangy creosote, moderate smoke, lightly sweet, some mineral notes. Medium heavy body, coffee and cigarette finish. Dilute cocoa stuff, mild fennel/anise/licorice. On tap, Proof Production Facility.


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