RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
This nostalgic porter evokes memories of chocolate and coffee around a campfire. The cherry wood smoked malt used in this beer gives it a heavy smokiness that blends smoothly into the chocolate malty body. With a silky finish this porter is ideal for sipping on a cold winters eve.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (7115) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This beer pours very dark with a little red. A nice three finger beige head has nice retention. A smoked aroma with peat and a little meat. The flavor is just as smoky and it is campfire with burnt wood. Some cooked brown sugar. This beer is full of malts and hops, if they are there, must be deep underneath. It gets a little earthy with warming. Very late I finally get some hops and they might be noble with sulfur. They bring a bit of spice. Coffee and chocolate are light with the smoke being dominant. The coffee does grow late but the finish is a spicy hop flourish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4455) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle at taproom. Pours black with a thin head. Im getting some smoked meat vibe on the nose. Some decent roasted malt on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (3021) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Dark mahogany pour with hints of squid ink and a small latte head. Cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, and dark chocolate. Missing the pork butt and vanilla hint that I get in a lot of these. Not as robust and aggressive as I would have enjoyed. Meh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1602) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Aroma of smoke and roasted malts. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head which forms a tan ring and no lacing. The taste is mildly bitter. Mild peaty smoke, roasted malts, and grain with a nice bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (5216) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; release 11, bottled 2/19/2012. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, caramel, smoke, light char, light coffee, raisin, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with moderate smoke; and decent strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, smoke, caramel, light coffee, and light fruitiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, smoke, caramel, toast, and light coffee on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of roasted malt and smoke flavors with good complexity; and no cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice smoked porter style. Good complexity and balance of roasted flavors with smoke; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matstc (73) - - FEB 23, 2013
In bottle. Smells like hops and sugar. Tastes like cookies and caramel. A tiny bit of smoke. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (3891) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2013
65cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Moderate smoked aromas, somenuts. Pours quite dark, with average brown head, vanishing. Light to medium body, soft carbonation and oily texture. Taste is quite bitter, smoky, with some caramel. Desperately lacks body. Aftertaste is long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (6020) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Not as much smoke as I would like. Black with thick foam, fairly thick palate on this beer Heavily roasted, and an almost burnt grain flavor in some sips. Some malt sweetness and charred wood in the flavor, as well as a hint of wood smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juanenka (259) - valladolid, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2013
Presencia marrn oscura con corona poco persistente. Aroma ahumado, dulce de leche, caf. En boca ahumada ligeramente cafetosa poco cuerpo y carbonatacion

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Aroma: Malty, smokey, some chocolate and licorice notes.
Appearance: A dark brown/black color with a small brown head.
Taste: Moderately sweet, slightly bitter. Not as smokey as I would have liked from a smoked porter.
Palate: Light bodied, average carbonation, and a bitter finish.

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