Left Hand SmokeJumper Imperial Smoked Porter

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RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Here in Colorado we are blessed with abundant natural beauty.
Smokejumpers are those fearless wildland firefighters who specialize in parachuting into the wilderness so that we can continue to enjoy it. Smokejumper Imperial Porter is a tribute to them - a twenty-one degree plato porter made with barley malt hand- smoked by our brewers. Roasty brown in color, the long lingering smokiness wraps around flavors of molasses, toasted malt and an earthy hoppiness. Heres to smoke in your glass, not in the woods. Smokejumper is the official beer of The National Smokejumper Association.
www.smokejumpers.com.

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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckNHoney (1) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2017 does not count
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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5978) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Black draft pour at Monks pub. Pretty damn smokey but good. Coffee and maybe some coffee - the smokey highlights this sucker.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2593) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Tap at Sedona. Pours black. Definite smoke in the nose, along with coffee. Flavor is smoke, ash, coffee, light chocolate. Bitter. For some reason I don't care for the initial taste up front, but thoroughly enjoy the back end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4398) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2017
0.65l bottle from 2012 shared with The Tasting Crew. This one pours a really deep and dark brown colored body, on the border of being black actually and it has a medium sized quite rapidly fading brownish head. Love the aroma. Just so much bacon! Smoked bacon and beef with hints of pine, roasted malts and a little minty herbal hint. Nice! This is how I like my smoked porters. Not over the top smoky, not too sweet or too beefy. Really round and balanced this one! Gliding oily in the mouth and its soft and gentle on the carbonation. Theres a good amount of chocolate also in this one. Delish! 26.11.2014

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arn8897 (363) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Pours a deep brown to black with a light brown head. Aromas of malt and some caramel. Taste the smoke first. Then comes the malt and molasses. Nice smoked porter. Very complex flavor. Almost no hop taste. Light palate with lots of lacing in the glass. No alcohol burn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewHaMeister (445) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle poured dark cola brown with a small tan head and small lacing. Aromas of chocolate, mild smokiness, and coffee. Flavor is semisweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (1197) - Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle - The smoke is forward which mixes well with the base porter. Not my favorite, but solid all the same.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4447) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Nice smoke notes on the nose. Nice blend of smoky and roasted malt. Finished clean. Its a pretty nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1504) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle from WOB. Dark brown with small amounts of head and lace. Vanilla, oak, roast, smoke and malt in the nose. Drink. Its sweet. Smoky and BBQish, toast and woods, vanilla malt balls and earthy hop. Interesting stuff but too dang sweet. It is super smooth. Could give it another shot. I cant drink overly sweet dark beers.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (3269) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2016
From the 650 ml bottle Vintage 2016 with a best by date of 10/14/21. Good for five years! Deep dark brown pour under a long lasting, foamy light brown head. Smoky malts and sweetness are notable in the aroma. A little charcoal and maybe some raisins. The body is medium to full with a slight astringency. What a wonderful taste with those smoked malts tickling my tongue and a bold somewhat dry finish. The bitterness does not linger but it is warming.


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