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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich and chocolaty, with hints of burnt toast, herbal hops and Sonoran campfire, our porter walks the line between complexity and accessibility. It is made from a blend of 6 malts (including Munich malt hand smoked over mesquite wood) and 3 hop varieties. 15.6°

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3.6
Strykzone (7658) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Sampled at the brewery. Clearish dark brown with red. Dry and grainy. Quite smokey and a little ash. Some lactic under it. Big flavors.

3.7
mcberko (18950) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
On tap at Dragoon, pours a deep dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out light peat and toasted malt. Flavour is more punchy, with a lovely smoky, campfire character and a solid toasted malt backbone. Really good use of the mesquite. Very good.

3.9
highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at Pub 1922 pours deep black with tan head. Huge smoke and roasted malt aroma.. up front burnt malt and excelent smoking very strong but not overpowering. Maybe mesquite? Really nice finish. Great beer.

3.7
Sammy (12760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
Unique smoked porter, on tap at the source. Reaĺy tasty from their use of mesquite wood. Great drinkability.

4.1
DMLINAZ (358) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Enjoyed on draft at World of Beer, Gilbert. Great porter aroma, mildly bitter, smokiness, some coffee. Flavor matches the aroma. Strong body. Excellent, like the IPA that I’ve had from this brewer.

4
asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
On tap at Papago. Smoky aroma like smoked fish with faint chocolate and mocha accents. Opaque black under a persistent beige blanket. Robust dark coffee and bitter chocolate flavour that it’s complex and balanced between assertive bitterness and sweet, dark chocolate. Smoke is more apparent in the nose. Medium full body, medium carbonation, lingering bitter chocolate finish.

3.8
Arthree (50) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Poured at the brewery. Almost black with a reddish tinge coming through. A finger of light brown head fades quickly (probably because I stuck my nose in too far -- woops). Smells like bread (again with the nose in too far) and wood in a barbecue, and maybe some charred meat. For some reason I’m reminded of horse manure but that’s probably just residual from being at old Tucson earlier today. Initially sweet and roasty, a bit reminiscent of port and a cigar. Chocolate and cola come through on subsequent sips. Toasty finish that eventually turns into a grapefruit like hop aftertaste. A bit sticky. The smoke is very subtle, but that’s what makes this porter stand out. If I wasn’t heading back to Canada I’d pick up a growler.

3.4
beerbaaron (2046) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours dark walnut, almost black. Medium beige head, mostly lasting with good lace. Aroma is a bit slight, malt and roast, perhaps some mild sourness. Flavor kinda burnt toasty, some piney hops. Medium to light body. Moderate creamy, little oily. Quite strong bitterness, fairly dry. Fairly balanced.

4.2
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Deep brown pour, light brown head. Love the mix of fudge, smoke and dark dried fruit notes. The smoke doesn’t overpower or add any bandaid nasty flavors. Really a great tasting beer with a subperb body. These guys are good!

3.9
BOLTZ7555 (3127) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Sampled @ AZ Strong Beer Fest. Have enjoyed everything from these guys thus far! Dark chocolate pour with a light latte head. Cocoa, brownie batter, fudge, charred wood, vanilla, and subtle coffee notes. The smoke adds a nice complexity but isn’t overly aggressive. More campfire than roaring inferno, which is pleasant. Well done!


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