Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
At Copper Kettle Brewery with Stephen. Pours bronze brown. Aroma is smoked maltiness, cardboard, earthy. Taste is malty caramel, light smoke, charred wood. Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pour is murky brown with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Smoky, earthy, somewhat roasty, fruity, bready, and light coffee in the aroma. Taste is meat drippings, toasted bread, light dark fruits, burnt sugars, and biscuit. Medium body with soft carbonation. Pretty decent smoked beer. NachlamSie (3467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2014
32 oz growler from the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a lighter head. The aroma is nutty and earthy with very timid smoked notes. They were clearly going for a brown porter here and were afraid to use significant amounts of smoked malt. The palate is medium and has reasonable carbonation. The flavor is kind of sweet and nutty with hints at brown sugar, toffee and earth for balance. The finish brings out some smoke, I guess. Copper Kettle is all over the map for me. They have plenty of great beers and a few misses for me personally. They seem to use so little smoked malt or bury the flavor of it so much in their smoked beers that there’s not much point in including it at all. Aside from that, this porter gets a little sweet after a while. arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of big roast, campfire, almost an ashy note, hints of chocolate, coffee, slight caramel and toffee notes. Taste is roast, coffee, going into some smoke, hints of dark chocolate, caramel and toffee, finishing with some spice, earthy. Concealer (1245) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
A sweet malt with lovely toasted notes. The Smokey front is delicious but a tiny bit overwhelming. The hoppy finish makes all the difference. Great brew.
BeerandBlues2 (13216) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Tap. Pours clear brown with a small, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is bacon and smoked meat with nutty and toast malt with earthy hops and dates. Flavor is malt and smoke forward with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On tap at Copper Kettle, i usually don’t try smoked beers but I figured why not? The color was a very light brown which struck me as odd for a porter. Smell was a bit of roasted malt and just a hint of smoke. The flavor was also more of that very subtle smoke flavor which was interesting because most smoked beers are so strong on the acrid and the burnt flavors. I will say this seemed more like a smoked brown than a porter but what do I know.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-30-2012 02:54:01 Ratman197 (14698) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap at Wynkoop Parade of Darks poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, light smoke and a hint of roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, carmel and light roastiness with a smooth lingering lightly smoked finish. adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Black appearance with a light brown head. Mildly smoky, roasty dark malty aroma. Somewhat smoky but almost more a roasty, burnt malty flavor with notes of chocolate and espresso. Ok. missdev (18) - USA - NOV 6, 2011
Very light smoke in the nose. Carmel and a light smoke flavor. Could turn up the smoke a notch and be a little better. A bit light for a porter. A good smoked beer 101, but not for the serious smoke fan.