Formerly brewed at Big Al Brewing
Style: Smoked
Seattle, Washington USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Full bodied roasty black malt flavors with a smokey peasted malt finish.
Ingredients: Malt = Pale, Crystal 80L, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Peated Malt.
Hops = Columbus & Hallertauer MF.
Yeast = Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale
Specs: ABV = 5.8% O.G. = 1.054 or 13.4P IBU = 44

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14966) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark brown/black with a creamy/bubbly tan head. For aroma I get very nice chocolate, but I have to really dig for smoke. Its there. Med+ body. Flavor is pretty smoked. Then theres some very nice smooth burnt malt, followed by more smoke. The chocolate is almost lost. As for the hop? Well the ale is bitter. Actually a very tasty drink, but it has a certain challenging complexity on sorting the flavors out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2233) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2012
pours a jet black with a small khaki head, and very good lacing. smell is of cocoa, smoke, some coffee, and roasted malt. taste is a bit thin, smoke, chocolate, and coffee. ends smooth. very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Brown color. Ham, smoke, bitter chocolate, dark roasted malt. Light sweetness is overtaken by the roast and smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rodriguez (357) - Quito, ECUADOR - OCT 19, 2012
This one and Harvest were the best at their brewery. Coffee, chocolate, and that smoked finish with a good body, was perfect for a cold night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle:   Black, cola hued edges, light tannish head, sudsy, dies quickly, little lacing.   Dark chocolate, roastiness, with a touch of smoke on the nose.   Decent.   A little milk stout like up front, coffee with cream and sugar, roasty, dark chocolate, some unsweetened bakers chocolate.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering roastiness and dark/bakers chocolate.   Fairly decent.   Wished it were heavier with more smoke tho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbwajdr (2) - Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012 does not count
Very tasty. I tried a sample of this at the market in downtown Snoqualmie (old town). Met Big Al there, and I had to make a few trips back in subsequent weeks to get more - doing research, ya know. It inspired me to brew a smoked stout using peat-smoked barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bomber. Darkish brown in appearance with a decent layer of mocha foam. Smoky roasted malts dominate the aroma in addition to bittersweet chocolate and espresso. Lots of strong smokiness and charred malt in the flavor along with some coffee, cocoa, peat and caramelized sugar notes.The body is slightly thin with moderate carbonation and more burnt smoke in the finish. Overall, a good Smoked Porter that would go great with a plate of BBQ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Theyre bottling now, which is pretty cool. Black in color, with a wispy head. Not much head was produced. The aroma is quite pleasant; there are touches of smoke, chocolate, jerky, and a little coffee. The aromas play well together, and nothing really is so salient that it ruins the aroma in terms of overpowering it. I was expecting more of a body considering I saw the word "Porter" on the bottle, but Im being too critical - its just fine. The smoky flavor immediately jumps out at me. Touches of coffee and jerky are there, and a subtle, subtle, subtle, soy sauce flavor. The sweetneess of the chocolate malt doesnt shine through as much as I though it would. It dries out my mouth quite a bit and leaves a long bitter, smoky flavor. Im not really digging the flavor Im left with, but everything else is relatively decent. Not a bad brew, but nothing exceptional either. The Big Al crew are some of the, hands-down, nicest folks Ive ever met. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (616) - - JUN 18, 2012
On draft. Black, no head. Smokey roast aroma. Earthy campfire taste with a chocolate-sweet side to it. Smooth, medium-bodied. Dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Deep blackish color with hints of gold. Nice tabacco nose. Malty, smokey clean taste. Better than its current style ranking IMO.

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