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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named after the Aztec relic of Tezcatlipoca, This mystic ale is brewed with six varieties of malts including a touch of peated malt in order to create a subtle smoke character. It is delicately hopped with an intense malt backbone.

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3.5
rdixon77 (2921) - Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2017 Good smoked porter. Rich and toasty with some chocolate, coffee, and campfire, mild overall.

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Tasche39 (321) - SPAIN - JUN 26, 2017
Buena presencia, espuma correcta, color agradable aunque algo suave en cuanto al sabor

3.5
Jabah (506) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Picked up a 6-pack on my Myrtle Beach vacation a few months ago. Has a dark brown to near black appearance with a mocha colored head. Mild smokiness in the aroma and flavor. On the sweeter side for a porter. Could use a little more hops. Enjoyable, but not one I’d really return to. May be better on tap.

3.8
shigadeyo (3759) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2017
5/15/2017 (12 fl oz can): Aroma of milk chocolate, charred wood, and darkly roasted malts; opaque brown color with a dense, tan-colored head; rich semi-sweet and dark chocolate in up front in the flavor, progresses to charred wood, smoked chocolate, roasted/black malt and husk, a hint of vanilla, earthy bitterness, nice undertones of Lapsang Souchong tea along with some dried black mission fig; medium body, rich and creamy texture; no overtly smokey, but the smoke definitely there lurking behind the rich chocolate flavors, damn good smoked porter that goes down very well and has a nice, somewhat low ABV of 5.5%!

3.8
Excalibur123 (511) - Soria, SPAIN - MAR 30, 2017
Negro intenso con abundante cabeza de espuma beige, cremosa y de buena retención; aromas a malta torrefacta, café, chocolate amargo, lactosa y ligero ahumado; en boca entrada media, maltosa, con ligero amargor, cuerpo y carbónico medios, corto retrogusto, ligera maltosidad final, acabando algo dulce, fácil de beber y correcta en estilo.

4
sebletitje (10178) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2017
12oz can. Brune, col épais crémeux café au lait assez persistant. Arôme au nez finement malté laissant s’évader de fines effluves de fumé berçant avec une pointe de tourbé. Petit rétro grillé évoquant le café fraichement moulu qui reste cependant assez dominant. Le tout sous couvert de fines notes de chocolat, et un houblonné très discret. Palais est centré sur un excellent profil malté avec de belles notes de café tirant sur une fine douceur. Fumé est présent mais sans être l’indicateur dominant de ce porter. Le tout est ponctué par de belles notes houblonnées plutôt léger sur l’amertume entre un côté noble et finement axé agrumes. Le caractère légèrement tourbé perce sur la fin sans devenir trop dérangeant et sur la fin, on retrouve un relent de café qui définit les dernières gorgées.

2.8
javiercrasher (613) - Granada, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2017
Torrefacta y ahumada en nariz. También en boca, pero hay algo que no me cuadra. BB 2017/10

3.5
melush (4341) - SPAIN - JAN 2, 2017
Can 35,5cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. A: Black. T: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, smoky.

3.4
angel77 (3657) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2016
Lata 33 cl en el lupulo 31..12..2016. (r39). Color Negro con espuma beige que desaparece el poco. Sabores y aromas maltosos tostados y ahumados ligeramente suaves algo finos. Toques de cacaos y vainilla suaves algo de frutos secos y ligeras lactosas. Cuerpo ligero algo fino y espumoso. Buena.

4
Alengrin (5535) - BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2016
Can from Deconinck. Moussy, dense but somewhat thin, lightly lacing, quickly opening, pale yellowish beige head over a very dark chestnut brown beer, blackish but not quite, with hazy, translucent, mahogany-hued edges. Aroma of burnt toast, bitter chocolate, charcoal, smoked meat, burnt peat even, walnut, blackcurrant, butterscotch, quite a lot of natural ’haemoglobin’-like iron, green peppercorns, soggy tea bags, grapefruit peel, dried fig, hazelnut oil, charred pine wood, vague hints of aniseed, cloves and orange. Quite lively onset, pleasant dried fruit sweetness (fig, raisin) with a rounder, candied orange-like sweetish touch to it somewhere, balanced with underlying, blackberry-ish sourishness and a meaty umami edge, but everything restrained and working well together; medium carbo, tingling softly, smooth oily body, thicker than expected from a 5.5% beer. Deeply nutty and lightly chocolatey malt middle, becoming toasted bitter in the end, accentuated by a firm dash of peppery and grapefruity, even lightly piney hops but not overpowering the malt bitterness (in other words, not going as far as to resemble black IPA), yet still providing a long, drying, spicy bitterness. A cured meat-like umami flavor from the smokey element overlies all this and becomes stronger and ’peatier’ in the finish, but in all remains relatively subtle compared with many other smoked beers. A notable iron flavor lingers. Smoked porter - the craft beer style heralded by Alaskan - is often more smoked than porter, but this one gets it right and finds near perfect balance between nuttiness, bitter chocolate and smokiness. Very accomplished example of the style, in my opinion.


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