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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company

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90
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558 Ratings
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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 74
Gots: 49 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 12-19-2006)
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3.52/5  rDev -12.2%

emptyglassagain, Sunday at 03:09 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Skabiski, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Beer-Ed, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

dmgallag, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

aztraz, Nov 08, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

BBD 3/24/19. Yes, the stamp says 2019. Pitch black pour with an average head, below average retention and above average lacing. The nose is charred oak like smoke over a rich caramel sweetness with hints of dark fruit and chocolate. As it warms, light alcohol notes are noted and chocolate becomes more prevalent. Almost full bodied with a very rich creamy texture. Below normal carbonation with almost no effervescence in the finish. The World Class flavor profile is intense, yet masterfully balanced between smoke, caramel sweetness and mild bitterness. It is quite complex from the middle to the finish. It begins with a rush of oak like, rather than bacon such as in the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbiers, smoke with a rough charred nature - just like a Smoke Jumper would encounter - that coats the tongue in an oily onslaught. The sweet caramel background, with hints of vanilla and heavy chocolate notes, melds with it and slowly the bitterness and roast characteristics emerge. The exceptional finish is a blending of all previous flavors and the dark fruit characteristics finally get a chance to emerge against a rich chocolate background. As it warms, the vanilla component becomes quite evident in the finish. As everything fades, a nice residual smokiness sweetly coats the tongue and a low level alcohol burn tickles the back of the throat. Truly a World Class offering from Left Hand and the most flavorful smoked porter I've ever had the privilege to drink.

tillmac62, Nov 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

GRG1313, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

hmvalp, Nov 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

spycow, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Hellpop65, Oct 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Dicers, Oct 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

jpd7374, Oct 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Michaeldmanley, Oct 14, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +16.7%

ConanSachler, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

sonofliberty2, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Exceptional Porter.. ive had a few porters and this one is on the Best of "Left hand List" that ill store in my mind when i roam the shelves at total wine and AJ's.

Never had a smoked porter until i tried this one this passing June 2014.
after having left Hands Black Jack id say this is right up there with it but in terms of difference in taste this is the other side of the porter coin

StoutBrotha602, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

greenspointexas, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

lochef81, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

stortore, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Holy smokes! Yep, that's what you get with this beer. Tastes like you just pulled it out of the smoker, probably would go great with barbecue. Will have to try that sometime. Very strong smoky flavor, clearly the dominant taste here. Had this in a flight with other dark beers and it was a standout.

dcscientist, Sep 25, 2014
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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.