Smoked Porter (20%) - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.16/5 rDev +7.2%
Smell (3.5) – dark woody notes. Toffee is present. Somewhat weak smell.
Appearance (3.75) – light pour into a snifter. Dark molasses brown with some light coming through the edges. No real head but has white foam around the edges. Lacing isn't really happening. Light comes through more when I've got about half a snifter.
Taste (4.50) – Smoky hickory flavor comes right to the front. Molasses, toffee, and dark caramels fill it out. The smoky flavor seams earthen and woody. Smoke might be a bit much, but I'm really diggin it. Smooth flavor profile. If you look really hard for some roasted character, its there.
Mouthfeel (4.00) – Pretty light consistency. Good carbonation levels. Lips definitely sticky afterwards. So is my arm where I spilled a drop. Smooth feel. Its there and then its gone. Probably best served a little on the colder side.
Overall (4.25) - I think this beer is really well done. Its not trying to be anything weird, but is simply a smoky porter. The smoke profile is awesome to me while not being overwhelming, but others might think its a bit much. The light consistency might be the only legitimate draw back – I wish it had more umph to it.
07-15-2013 02:13:39 | More by csparace
3.78/5 rDev -2.6%
Appearance: Pours with a medium bodied thickness. Creamy off white head that peaked at about two fingers and was present throughout at about one finger. Pitch black in the glass but has some dark brown accents around the edges. Simply looks outstanding.
Smell: A nutty front hits the nose right away. The smokey malt dominates the aroma though, very round and balanced. Some of the dark malts and fruit poke through. Some sweeter molasses accents leak through but again the smoke dominates.
Taste: Smokey malt hits right away. The malt cleans out toward the middle of the brew. Clean syrup and oak, charred, bark hits. Rounded sweet toffee, molasses, and malt keeps pushing through. Light sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: The voluptuous head provides a creamy feeling throughout.
Overall: A really solid porter. A still too much on the smokey side for me. There are a lot of great things going on, I wish they were a little more pronounced though.
06-17-2013 03:36:32 | More by KFBR392
Smoked Porter (20%) from Pipeworks Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.