Smoked Porter - Epic Brewing Company

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
84
good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This nostalgic porter evokes memories of chocolate and coffee around a campfire. The cherry wood smoked malt used in this beer gives it a heavy smokiness that blends smoothly into the chocolate malty body. With a silky finish this porter is ideal for sipping on a cold winters eve.

(Beer added by: bishopgary on 12-06-2010)
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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Benish
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter glass. First time drinking a smoked porter in general.

Appearance: poured translucent black into the glass. An inch of off white-foam built up and dissipated quickly. Moderate lacings around the glass. Beer is black in color yet not jet black like an imperial stout.

Smell: a bit of burnt malt and floral sweetness. Just a touch of chocolate and maybe little bit of dark fruit.

Taste: starts out sweet. The subtle smoked offering comes midway through and finishes slightly burnt. The after taste is some sort of burnt sweetness...almost like burnt brown sugar. The smoked flavor is subtle, not a huge centerpiece. While this is my fist smoked porter and I have nothing to compare to, I really liked the smokiness that is not an overwhelming aspect of the beer. Definitely not like sitting around the campfire yet it is fantastic.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied and moderate carbonation. It's smooth and creamy.

Overall: it's a great bang for your buck. Costed less than five dollars and was very flavorful. Will definitely buy this again.

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4.64/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
5.4% ABV, Release #22

A - Ruby-hued mahogany highlights shine through the dark brown beer that appears to be fairly clear despite it's dark nature. The tall plume of khaki foam that rises from the beer lasts quite some time, plateauing to a chunky pile while leaving ring after ring of lace on the glass.

S - Peaty hints and cigar ashtray pull through the "light" smelling beer's roasted malt profile that elaborates on dark chocolate, blackstrap molasses, and ground cocoa.

T - Robust malts abandon the roastiness that monopolizes the aroma for a far more subtle chocolaty flavor that develops a smooth and dry cocoa quality before the peat smoked maltiness finishes out with a perfect waft of campfire that's not too big.

M - The bold flavor of Epic's Smoked Porter does a great job of just staying in flavor - the beer is not at all as big as the taste. Light alcohol gives this beer more drinkability than one might expect while the malt lends a soft, medium body to the beer that finishes out with a lingering dry smoke presence.

O - A beautifully smoked porter, this dark beer has a robust taste that's not overly smoky and brings dark chocolate nuances to the beer nicely. Smooth and easily drinkable this balanced porter is one smoked beer that doesn't scream campfire or any variation of smokiness.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown colored beer with a medium sized light brown colored head.

Smells of bitter chocolate and patent malt with some smoke grain and a slight sour scent. Smoky and slightly milky.

Starts out Smoky and burnt with a strong patent malt presence and fairly dry, like smoked Guinness. Very mild sweetness and some chocolate it isn't quite bone dry. Bitterness is a little assertive.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a decent porter and quite User Friendly.

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Smoked Porter from Epic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.