Left Hand SmokeJumper Imperial Smoked Porter

 
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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Here in Colorado we are blessed with abundant natural beauty.
Smokejumpers are those fearless wildland firefighters who specialize in parachuting into the wilderness so that we can continue to enjoy it. Smokejumper Imperial Porter is a tribute to them - a twenty-one degree plato porter made with barley malt hand- smoked by our brewers. Roasty brown in color, the long lingering smokiness wraps around flavors of molasses, toasted malt and an earthy hoppiness. Here’s to smoke in your glass, not in the woods. Smokejumper is the official beer of The National Smokejumper Association.
www.smokejumpers.com.

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3.7
GregMooreNH (2687) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2018
Pours black with two finger, tan head. Aroma is heavy smoke and some caramel. Taste is brown sugar and nuttiness, warming to strong smoke, roast and a touch of clove. Finish is smoky malt. A very good smoked beer.

4.4
MetalNHopHead (2792) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2018
I can't think of a better tribute to Colorado's smokejumpers than this beautifully balanced Imperial Porter with a smoke element. Modern brewing takes everything to extremes be that roast, alcohol, hops, sourness, or smoke. This Smoked Porter is much more reserved by comparison. Pour is just between brown and black. There's a touch of smoke on the nose, but it's barely noticeable along with the roasted malts. Flavor is slightly more smoky, but "slightly" is the operative word. While some of these beers go to ash try levels of smoke or have a meatiness comparable to a smokehouse, Smokejumper instead keeps it to a minimum and lets the toasted barley and herbal hops come through. There was even a bit of syrupy malty sweetness redolent of honey. Both the smokejumpers and the brewers at Left Hand deserve to have glasses raised in tribute to them.

3.8
HuskerTan (3567) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - APR 14, 2018
UPDATED: APR 15, 2018 Bottle. A- Mild smoke, cola. A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, light brown head. T- Smoke, cola, cocoa, molasses, roasty, mild bitterness. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- This is almost as much Imperial Stout as it is Smoked beer. The smoke is very much there but not overwhelming. Really balanced and no umami sort of flavors.Paired very well with some potato bologna. This bottle had about 2 years of age on it.

3.7
Westchesterco (2481) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2018
From a bomber purchased in Denver it is a dark brownish black color With a creamy tan head the Aroma is a roasted malt And the taste is mild bitter with hints of smoke and shoe polish flavor With a smiley finish

3.7
Iphonephan (9032) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2018
From a bomber purchased in Denver. Pours a clear deep cola with a creamy tan. Aroma of roasted malt with smoke smokiness. Flavors are mild bitter and smoke. Pretty decent.

3.9
dfearnley (3209) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2017
Bacon, toasted malt, light maple, campfire, and barley. Taste is toasted malt, slightly sour, blackberry, a little juniper.

3.4
stevoj (8958) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2017
22oz Bottle on the RBSG bus tour. Dark brown, opaque, small tan head. Smokey, ashy aroma. Taste reflects the smoked malts, campfire, ashtray, tobacco. Dry finish with small bitter bite

4.2
hayduke (6065) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle share at the RBSG 2017 in Boise. Pours dark black with a tan head. Nose is heavily smoked malts. Medium body. Flavor is a ton of smoke and chocolate and coffee. Finishes somewhat dry and bitter. Superb.

3.5
FROTHINGSLOSH (10033) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Sampled on draft this beer poured a very dark brown color - almost black - with orange highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was bacon and toasty malts. The flavor was sweetish, toasty and woody with notes of bacon and bread crust. Long finish. Medium body. Solid.

3.8
Cavie (5455) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2017
Enjoyed at BTBF 2017. Hazy brown color, tan head. Heavy smoke aroma! Deep smoke. Malts, Roast. Flavor is beefy smoke, roasted malts. Rauchbier for sure.


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