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Smokehouse Porter - Northbound Brewpub

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Smokehouse Porter
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89
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northbound Brewpub visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 10-23-2012)
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Greggy:
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Greggy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Black body with tan head. Recedes to thin cap after a minute. Lacing is present although minimal.

Chocolate creamy roast on the nose with minimal smoke, if any. Regardless, a good porter nose.

Starts with nice bakers chocolate, cream and a clean Acidity on the finish.

Low carbonation and good body.

Overall a good porter.

03-18-2013 22:56:17 | More by Greggy
More User Reviews:
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Cooper

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-31-2012 21:51:26 | More by Cooper
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morimech

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%

Black brew that leaves a moderate amount of lacing down the glass. Smells on the sweeter side with notes of caramel, chocolate, and some smoke. Taste follows suit. Beer geeks would like more smoke but at the current level, more approachable for the neophytes. Definitely sweet caramel with notes of chocolate. No roast, and low bitterness. Has a healthy body and good carbonation out of the tap. Guess I am not surprised by the ABV level with the amount of body this beer flaunts. This is not a smoke porter or an old world porter, but along the lines of the standard American porter. Definitely not a destination brew but it does go well with their menu.

05-10-2013 20:30:45 | More by morimech
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grizzbar

Montana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-09-2014 03:44:09 | More by grizzbar
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eye_pea_eh

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-23-2013 01:57:15 | More by eye_pea_eh
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dbriesemeister

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -8%

On tap as part of a sampler tray.

Look - totally opaque, deep brown color; no head or lacing

Smell - no significant odor, some notes of roasted caramel

Taste - sweet caramel malty flavor, smoked flavors

Feel - full bodied, rich feel, lingering sweetness

Overall - very good porter

09-01-2013 21:12:37 | More by dbriesemeister
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neat0007

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-29-2013 02:41:56 | More by neat0007
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gatornation

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-21-2013 21:25:06 | More by gatornation
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-18-2014 17:35:18 | More by billhelm
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%

This beer arrives an opaque black color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The arome is of roasted malt with hints of smoke and milk chocolate. The taste is of smoked roasted malt, chocolate, smores with a nice roasted malt bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with appropriately moderate carbonation, and s somewhat chewy texture. Overall, this is a reaaly good smoked porter. It's not as smokey as some, but it sure does pair perfectly with Northbound's food.

03-14-2013 17:07:41 | More by KarlHungus
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wesbourne

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-26-2014 16:51:10 | More by wesbourne
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joh02034

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-08-2013 23:59:35 | More by joh02034
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herman77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-30-2012 21:23:04 | More by herman77
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-15-2014 05:38:24 | More by mattmarka1
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leahnruss

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

06-30-2013 23:28:54 | More by leahnruss
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carlmoberg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-04-2014 01:50:06 | More by carlmoberg
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SlightlyGrey

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-28-2014 23:43:15 | More by SlightlyGrey
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-13-2014 22:05:24 | More by Hopstout
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-26-2013 07:30:42 | More by sacrelicio
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-10-2014 03:06:34 | More by millelacsmark
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xmorgan

California

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%

Love this brew/pub! love the fact they smoke their own stuff and this porter is tasty and goes well with the food at the pub. Any of the smoked food here with this beer is just awesome!

Could this smoked porter be better?
Body wise, it is a lighter body beer then as a porter would be and it carries the smoke quite well. However the finish is to washey and it does not linger as I would want a smoked beer to leave something in my pallet after drinking it. This MIGHT be what the brewer wanted to do as they serve smoked food at this brew pub. However I would prefer some stickiness to the porter with the smoked malt. That would improve mouthfeel.

Regarding taste, I believe some sourness would set this really great brew pub beer on par with it's brother Big Jim.

BLAH BLAH BLAH:
I rate a beer on it's own merits for appearance, smell etc. So very often I rate high. As if I like the beer and enjoy it I then I rate it a 5. So if I like the beer and it looks, tastes, smells and feels good, I WRITE A LOT OF PERFECT ratings. Though clearly I may prefer certain beers to others if I was putting them on a scale and I would never do that. Kinda like picking lovers, all are great (if your humble, though you may prefer one to another depending upon your mood.) Perhaps I find there are so many *S$&#(&!! GREAT BEERS, that I almost always fall in love with each beer for what it is and each brewer/team/family is putting in all their love into and how it fits a style.

I believe it is possible to connect with a brewery via the labors of the breweries love.

08-29-2013 19:36:01 | More by xmorgan
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lisaczech

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-30-2013 20:31:31 | More by lisaczech
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-08-2014 05:11:27 | More by MNBeerGeek
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-28-2013 06:51:32 | More by zestar
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Mdog

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-02-2014 22:42:50 | More by Mdog
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Smokehouse Porter from Northbound Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.