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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Aromas- At first, I was stunned to smell Canadian Bacon. I expected smoke, not meat! As it warmed, it reminded me more of pork rib burnt ends with dark fruits, chocolate, and molasses. I was conflicted in the beginning, but halfway through, I couldn’t keep my nose out of this thing! Taste- Beautifully balanced and complex. Smoked pork, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, coffee, and slight bready malts mingle together and merge to form some amazing flavor combinations.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (1760) - Hannover, GERMANY - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnokaBrewer (187) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dambor (610) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5875) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2016
- tiefschwarze Farbe mit leichter, schnell zerfallender Schaumbildung - angenehm malzige Raucharomen mit einem leichten Toffee-Hintergrund - die Carbonisierung ist für diesen Biertyp definitiv zu moussierend - der Antrunk hält zuerst überzeugend, was die Aromen versprechen - ein angenehm malzige Rauchigkeit umschmeichelt sofort den Gaumen - leider verliert sich dies im weiteren Verlauf relativ schnell - der Körper ist einfach etwas zu schlank bzw. die Kohlensäure prickelt zu sehr auf der Zunge - der Abgang verliert sich dann in einer enttäuschenden Wässrigkeit Fazit: Guter Anfang, wässriges Ende

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (2042) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 14, 2016
Dark brown color with brown head that fizzes away really fast. Aroma has smoked malt, charred wood, sweet toasted malts and some brown sugar. Taste starts slightly sweet and malty with some brown sugar and caramel and finishes slightly more roasty and more balanced but overall it’s still on the sweet side. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it’s a legit smoked porter but it’s not special in any way.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hrabren (1143) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 10, 2016
Black, tiny off-white head, lacing. Heavily smoked, smoked cheese aroma. Smoke completely overwhelming the flavors, sweetish, smoked salmon. Full body, to much smoke, finish resembling ash aroma. Wasn’t impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AbbeyRoade (547) - Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Excellent brew from O’Fallon. Great to sip on. Nice thick body, full natural smoke flavor that is fresh from the grill. No blocking coffee notes that are usually so overwhelmingly prevalent in porters/stouts. Slight balancing bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1549) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle @ Pazzeria Last beer of the night A good smoke aroma that is really less present in taste. Well balanced spicy, lightly smoked and bitter

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (986) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2016
12 oz bottle. This was very nice and a unique experience that bears repeating. Don’t miss it!


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