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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Dark, rich and smoky…this classic porter is brewed with 63% German smoked malt and makes a perfect after dinner (or anytime) sipper for those who love a "bigger" beer. Winner of the Gold Medal in the 2004 Great American Beer Festival® for best Smoked Beer in America!

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3.5
john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle. Bought Aug 2017 at GBBF; BB undated; Drank Nov 2017 - Dark brown in colour. Small tan head. Smoked wood and bacon aroma. Malty; lightly roasted malts, smoked malts, caramel, chocolate. Fruity; dark fruits, plum, raisins. Hoppy; light hops. Sweet smokey roast malty fruity throughout. Very dry smokey finish. Tasty easy drinking smoked beer. (2017-11)

3.1
gyllenbock (9977) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2017
Sample at SBWF 2017. Almost black with a small tan head. Soft with dark malt, light smoke and some caramel. On the light side but an ok one.

3.4
Johnstledger8 (1353) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with a quickly fading light brown bubbly head. Aroma is of peat, smoked malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, biscuit, caramel, smokey. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.7
47574xeCD (1284) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2017
Bottle share thanks to Wingman poured black with tan head. Smokey aroma chocolate cocoa coffee smooth good stuff.

3.7
prawlie (1684) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Bottle. Smoky roast aroma. Starts with a large head that quickly vanishes. Pleasant malty taste, the smoke is obvious but not over the top - its very tasty. I got on with this and found it very easy drinking for a smoked beer.

3.5
harrisoni (19413) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2017
Bottle from GBBF 2017 and drunk at home. Black beer lasting thin tan head Smoke on aroma no doubt. Smoked wood and bacon. Quite smooth in mouth. Smooth porter base. Smoke is quite intense but quite well integrated too. A little smoked fish. Base beer is a little oily. Ok. I mean i do like the smoke not sure about the rest of the beer .

3.3
peponi (2049) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Aroma: smoked notes and roasted dark malts.
Appearance: black color and creamy head.
Taste: smoked notes, coffee, roasted dark malts, chocolate, ashy, dry.
Palate: low body and medium carbonation, smoky finish.
Overall: Decent smoked porter.

3.9
AnokaBrewer (223) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Light smoky aroma. Almost no head, but good carbonation. Great light smoke flavor that does not overpower. Slightly sweet finish.

3.3
dambor (839) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2016
Pours black with medium head disappearing fast. Aroma: nice not too dominating smoke aroma (more of a wood smoke than bacon) coupled with chocolate. Taste: here the chocolate dominates, followed by woody smoke. The taste is a bit more watery, but this makes the brew nicely drinkable. Not the smoked beer of the year, but I like it.

3.6
jaghana (6308) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle 355ml, a dark beer with medium head. Nose is on caramel, dark chocolate and smoked notes. Aroma is on dark chocolate and smoked notes, good creamy basis, bit watery but pleasant and well balanced, smooth and rich.


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