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Upstream Butternut Smoked Porter

Upstream Butternut Smoked Porter
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This dark malty porter has a rich aroma of chocolate and coffee. The body is surprisingly light and refreshing and finishes with a toasted smokiness from the addition of smoked malt in the mash and toasted oak spirals in the serving vessel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2011
(draft 7/30/10). Clear dark brown color. Medium tan head. Moderate roasted malt aroma and flavor, with light smoke. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 21, 2010
On tap at the Old Market Brewpub. Pours black with a beige head. Fantastic aroma of mild smoke and big roast. The smoked flavor really reminds me of the Alaskan Smoked Porter. Smooth palate and a medium body, this is not crazy smoked at all, but rather has just the right interplay between coffee, roastedness and smoke. Nice job, Joel!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2010
On tap at the release party. Dark blackish brown with dark tan head. Very pretty beer. Full aroma of smoke and roasted malt, reminds me of a long ago taste from Alaska brewing. Delightful full body, smooth palate and a lot of flavor going on. Thanks, Joel!!

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