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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This strong porter features a solid smoke presence, a rich malt character and a smooth, rounded mouthfeel. Additions of dark muscovado sugar, oats and wheat contribute to its complexity.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (3072) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Taster at a Deschutes Tap Takeover at Standard Market. The head is gone by the time I finished my other two Deschutes samples. Body is black, but somehow offers some highlights, like a black tea. Agh! My nose is numb from sniffing the XXIV and XXV before this. But I can still taste a big smoky combination of bacon and gouda. The Bamburg smoke distracts from any of the expected qualities of a strong porter. leaving the smoked and roasted malt, and a definite alcohol nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6986) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2016
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. 2013 bottle. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of sweet smoky wood, roasty notes. Tastes of smoke, wood, roasty notes, dark chocolate, malt. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15946) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle - Pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of smoke, chocolate, toasted oats and dark sugar - medium body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Black color. One finger of frothy/creamy tan head. Retention is lacing and just a few wisps of lacing are left. 3.5 S: Hmmm. This is interesting, but I cant decide if I like it or not. Sweet caramel is at odds with the smoke forming a "sweet smokiness" like smoked pork with sweet sauce. Chocolate, roasted malts, licorice, and a light nondeScript fruitiness. 3.5 T: The taste is like the nose and again Im not sure what to make of it. Sweet smokiness, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. 3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation and reasonably creamy. Good enough here. 3.25 D: This seems to have more Deschutes influence than Great Lakes and I think Id like it more if it was the other way around. Its no bad, its just not for me. ★ 785 characters DavoleBomb, May 09, 2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 14, 2015
Hazy amber color with a small beige head that goes away quickly. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Very sweet flavor driving to a slightly hoppy finish. Thick body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Clear dark brown, thin fizzy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of strong smoke, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is caramel, stone fruit, smoke, chocolate, dark fruits. Medium bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GriffDaddy (112) - - MAR 15, 2015
Not my favorite style. Also, I kept this about six months too long in the cabinet. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Might have been beige, even. Kind of malty, kind of roasty, light chocolate, light coffee, light body. Mild bitter at the end. Tepid smokiness, I tried, just not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2863) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bomber from Antioch Fine Wine. Very dark brown pour, with a bit of a tan head. Aroma had sweet caramel, some choc and some smoke. Taste is caramel, some brown sugar, light molasses, and some meat smoke. Medium to full bodied, with some alcohol. Finishes more sweet than bitter. Decent brew, not stellar. 13.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8940) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. A big sweet malty smoky flavor. Dry earthy. Solid. The base porter is fairly robust with light sugary sweetness, nutty at times, mellow but nice smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"A little sweeter chocolate and caramel character than expected and a little less roasted barley and coffee. The smoke is done very well. Medium bodied and smooth, especially at 9%."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rollsrace (81) - - SEP 2, 2014
Combo of Great Lakes and Deschutes. Tasted on 3/28/2014. Got for $7.27 per pint. Its a superb blend of Black Butte Porter and Edmund Fitzgerald, with roasted smoked malt. Not too chocolate, not too coffee, not too much smoke.

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