RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (2517) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2012
2008 22oz bottle Poured into a snifter. Dark black (is that even possible?). A half inch of tan head. Smell: Amazing blend of smoke and roasted malt. There is also a caramel note in there. Tastes smoky, malty (but not too sweet), roasted malt, and a little hop bittering at the end. Medium bodied; almost creamy. Light carbonation. This is a treat. Oh so good. The smoke and porter are perfectly balanced and compliment each other well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehaak26 (423) - - MAR 29, 2017
Bottle from Liquor Barn into a tulip. Aroma is roasted malt with a lot of smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5680) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2017
Bottled. Small sample. The aroma has roast, peat. Black coloured beer with a medium sized, beige head. The taste is moderate bitter, roasty with peat and bacon. Medium-full bodied beer. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
derA (82) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2017
tap @ tucson hop shop: I dont often rate beers with this many ratings but this is quite special. I have been fortunate enough to taste quite a few of the top 50 smoked from Germany, all of which were excellent examples of German Rauchbiere in their various forms. However, this Left Hand is quite a different beast. The nose could almost fool one into thinking that there is a German Bock with ample smoked malt hiding in the glass but with the addition of some charred wood. The taste, however, is quite different. This is very close some sweet stouts with maltose in its perceived sweetness but manages to carry over a lightness all the way into the finish which leaves me with a mix of caramel, charred wood, oak smoke and a general desire to go sit by a fire somewhere outside. This comes together very well for me but in a different way than expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
voyageurmike (362) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Sampler at Growler USA. Dark brown. Intense smoke up front, then sweet malt taste and finish.

   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (6069) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2799) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4484) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arn8897 (377) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewHaMeister (456) - 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.

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