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Smoked Porter - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Release #2 according to the label.

A deep and dark, almost solid amber brown color. The head is about a finger thick and tan in color and leaves some generous lacing.

Getting quite a bit of cola on the nose with a nearly identical amount of smoked malt. Not a real strong smell overall, but the smoke is very nice.

I'm a sucker for smoked beers and this one delivers. Smoked malt up front with some roasty and toasty malts as well. A light bit of sweetness with a touch of cola present as well. A kiss of bacon goodness at the end and into the aftertaste. Very flavorful, but not overwhelming at all.

Lots of soft and fluffy carbonation to fill the mouth. Smooth with a very dry finish. Nice feel overall.

I'm going to bump up the overall here just because this drinks so easily. This is a really well rounded brew that highlights the smoked malt, but is not off-putting in doing so. Some smoked beers can be over the top, some not enough. I think this finds a very nice middle ground and just delivers as a very solid beer overall.

jera1350, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of ngeunit1
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark brown with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some lacing

S - Aroma is a mix of smoke and roasted chocolate malts with some coffee and dark caramel malts with a bit of vanilla.

T - Starts off with a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts with a some vanilla. Through the middle, the smoke come through fairly strongly with some coffee and dark caramel malts. The finish is a mix of smoke with some chocolate malts, vanilla, coffee, and a bit of dark caramel malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a smoky and lightly sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good smoky flavor with nice overall balance.

ngeunit1, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Todd, May 25, 2014
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +7.2%

RoryOMoore, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of bigbeers84
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

bigbeers84, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Dave_Treat
2/5  rDev -46.4%

Dave_Treat, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Kerrie, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Beerlover
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Beerlover, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Eric908, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Jimmys
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark brown body with a roasted brown head. retention isnt great. neither is the lacing.

S: rich chocolate and burnt grain mixes with a subtle, yet present smokey aroma.

T: good amount of char mixes with a flavorfull roasted body. the finish is really where the smoke comes into play. intense, but tasty.

M: a little bit light on the carbonation, but it lets the smoke be more of a key player. medium body.

D: nice to have a brew with this much smokey flavor at a lower ABV. tasty.

Jimmys, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Danielr26
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +7.2%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of videofrog
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

videofrog, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of tswater
4/5  rDev +7.2%

tswater, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Travisnin
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of warpedrevolution
4/5  rDev +7.2%

warpedrevolution, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of djeucalyptus
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to mnbearsfan for BIF'n me this one! finally getting around to it!

pours an interestingly chestnutty brown with honey colored highlights and a deep richness to it. a thick two-finger tan head fades relatively quickly but leaves some decent lace.

smells like a smoked beer. rich dark malt, earthy. a hefty dose of smoke. alder and peat with a touch of salt. smells promising.

taste follows the promises made by the aroma... rich, dark malts and a hefty dose of smoke. campfire, salted caramel. some hops in the finish to balance it all out. a bit lighter than many porters, but still delicious.

mouth is smooth with ample carbonation that cuts through the smoke nicely. In my mind, I was wanting a bit more body, but after a few minutes with this one, I realize it actually works pretty well.

I'm a sucker for smoked beers... and this one really delivers. not as in your face as some, but way more smoke character than most "smoked" beers. a touch lighter than I'd expected for a porter, but it really works beautifully. comes across as a well-done, well-rounded, highly balanced porter. maybe the best smoked porter I've had? I'd kill for another one.

djeucalyptus, Sep 03, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Rons35, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Bobhoya, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Vylo, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

TrojanRB, Yesterday at 07:27 PM
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Arborescence, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

bulldogg915, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

IchLiebeBierZu, Sep 22, 2013
Smoked Porter from Epic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.