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Smokestack Heritage Porter - East End Brewing Company

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Smokestack Heritage PorterSmokestack Heritage Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 49
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Nov/Dec release.

(Beer added by: jasonm on 07-02-2007)
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

I've been holding on to this one for quite some time now. I'm not sure if it was from the first release or the second. Hell. I don't really know how many releases there have been on this one.

Anyways, it's smoked alright. Real smoky. If you don't like rauchbiers, you may have a hard time with this. And, a liter of it, no less. It gets a little smoother as it warms and time goes on, but it's pretty one dimensional. Very full smoke tones to it though. For a smoked beer, it's nice. A bit too intense to go back to, but that might be because this style isn't my absolute favorite. (To note: I went back to this 24 hours later and the smoke was much more subdued. Malt body was nice. Overall porter tones were good.)

08-19-2012 07:34:51 | More by RblWthACoz
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Got this from FreightTrain cheers Jacob!

Swingtop opens with a assuring Pfft. Pours an effervescent mahogany/ebony with 1+ finger of fluffy tan head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Smokeyness & toasty grain, pick up a lot peat & alder once really warm

T: Roasty & charred malt, dark chcolate & husky smokeyness up front. More of the same as this warms, plus dryness. Finishes smokey, dry & sweet

MF: Medium bodied, oily with low carbonation, nice warming sensation

Drinks easy enough, the ABV is well hidden, needs a bit more malt depth & flavor to really hold my interest past a few pints. Probably enjoyed the artwork on the label as much as the beer. The appearance drags this down, but I still wouldn't put it up there with Alaskan Smoked Porter

09-30-2009 02:44:48 | More by russpowell
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-17-2013 17:11:15 | More by hoppymcgee
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-18-2014 00:49:58 | More by LooseMoose1978
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-30-2012 03:55:32 | More by TasteTester
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-19-2011 00:45:52 | More by jaidenjb
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-29-2012 14:05:56 | More by sideshowe
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John_M

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

This particular bottle had roughly a year under it's belt when I finally got around to opening it the other night. As I've never had the beer before, I'm not sure how aging the beer might have affected it. In any event...

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose I get leather, licorice, sweet malt and smoked meat. This beer smells pretty attractive, though it's a bit lighter then what I was expecting. The beer also smells as if it will be fairly dry, something that was confirmed when I took my first sip. Flavors on the palate generally replicate the nose, all on a moderately sweet frame. The finish is fairly dry, and mouthfeel is smooth, long and almost creamy. Drinkability is pretty good, and you can tell the abv. is not too high in this beer. The beer is very well balanced, and is not at all heavy or tiring on the palate.

While nothing spectacular, this is an easy to enjoy and appreciate porter from East End Brewing. I drank the rest of the bottle a day after opening it, and if anything it might have been a bit better the next day. In any event, this is a nice enough smoked porter from East End.

10-06-2009 18:27:39 | More by John_M
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HopHead84

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Consumed on 8/31/2009 and poured into a pint glass. Thanks for the extra vwcraig! The beer appears dark brown with a fizzy light brown head...decent retention...decent lacing...etc...

The nose has a lot of smoke, and despite the fact that I'm not a fan of the style, it's pretty nice. The malt is bready with a lot of sugary sweetness and a little caramel.

The taste is sweet and slightly roasted and toasted malt with a lot of smoke character. The smokiness, at times, is not unlike bacon. I love bacon. I eat it nearly every day. I tend to buy the center cut thin sliced variety. In fact, that's all I've bought for years.

An interesting beer that is worth trying if you get the chance, especially if you like the style.

09-08-2009 01:26:20 | More by HopHead84
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-22-2014 01:39:14 | More by kjkinsey
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-31-2013 13:19:54 | More by ncstateplaya
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-17-2014 20:28:19 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Appearance: Pours a dark coffee brown color with a rocky beige head that leaves shards of lace

Smell: Mocha dominates the aroma, with milk chocolate and a modest amount of smoke

Taste: Starts out with a dark bread and chocolate element that is joined, mid-palate, by rather subtle hints of smoke; after the swallow, the smokey aspect picks up but complements the sweeter flavors; there is also a tartness that was unexpected; residual smoke appears again at the very end

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Very pleasant flavor profile; a nice porter but would benefit from a more smokey flavor

Thanks, jasonm, for the opportunity

07-19-2007 01:37:01 | More by brentk56
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tpd975

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Big thanks to ibrew2or3 for this one.

A: Pours very very dark black with a small tan head. Little retention and just a few spots of lace.

S: Tons and tons of smoke up front. Charred salty meat, ash, and bacon.

T: Camp fire flavors with hints of smoked meat. Charred malt and ash in the finish. Very smokey, but very tasty.

M: Medium in body, smooth, bold, and good.

D: Pretty good for the style. Lots of smoke packed into this bottle. I love what Eastend does.

05-29-2009 16:41:24 | More by tpd975
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-12-2013 17:08:30 | More by JAHMUR
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Florida9

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

A: Dark brown, almost black, in color. Forms a foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a patchy surface coating. No lacing.

S: Smokey. Lots of roasted malts. Almost bacony.

T: Roasted malts, smoke, a little char. Brown sugar. And a light creaminess that just seems to blend in with everything else.

M: Medium bodied. Lower carbonation. Creamy. Very mild bitterness.

O: A good smoked beer with a nice balance of flavor and an apparent, but not overdone, amount of smoke.

09-21-2011 02:29:12 | More by Florida9
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-16-2011 22:26:53 | More by jophish17
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-28-2013 20:01:52 | More by THECPJ
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-08-2014 02:19:02 | More by XmnwildX12
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yummybeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-27-2013 01:32:45 | More by yummybeer
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-02-2013 12:16:58 | More by dgherm
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-01-2014 03:47:27 | More by Waveoff
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nickd717

California

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%

2008 vintage, 1L bottle shared thanks to bring.

Pours very dark brown in color with a two-finger tan head that fades to a ring.

Aroma is roasty and mildly chocolatey with lots of smoke.

Flavor is really nice and smoky. Some meatiness to it with roast, bitter chocolate, and char.

Medium-bodied with a pretty good carbonation level.

Drinkable for the style. A very solid smoked beer. East End has been pretty legit from what I've seen from them so far.

05-21-2010 06:28:40 | More by nickd717
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%

Got this great beer thanks to noslenwerd in one of our huge trades. Also had this as part of the Central New England BA meetup #1.

A: Super dark brown color with some hazy. Creamy semi thick fizzy head that looks bleached compared to the dark brown milky colored beer.

N: Holy Smoked Batman! The name Smokestack hardly does it justice! Lots of smoked malt, smoke in general, little tobacco, some sweet malts, bacon.

T: Smoked again. Enough smoke to make a BBQ pit jealous. Lots of smoke, reminds me of smoked mozzarella actually, and with the smoked bacon flavor it has it made me really hungry. With that is leather, lox, chewy malts, roasted, dark malt flavors, and pretty dry overall.

M: Semi thick with decent carbonation.

F: Loooong lingering smoke flavor, that makes you feel like you are constantly eating bacon, or drying your mouth over a BBQ pit. It's pretty dry too to go a long with it. Lingering smoked meat flavors. A little creamy porter flavors and some bitterness come through late. With the heavy smoke and dryness it was a little tough to get more than a couple sips down though.

02-12-2010 03:46:43 | More by jlindros
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%

On tap at Capones.

Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, somke, roast, and some nuttiness. Tastes of chocolate, somke, roasty, and nutty. On the slightly sweeter side. I have a 1 liter of this and am curious to see how it compares.

02-20-2009 21:35:15 | More by hopdog
Smokestack Heritage Porter from East End Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.