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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company

Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial PorterSmoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter

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89
very good

435 Ratings
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%


Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 12-19-2006)
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elgiacomo

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32oz Growler from Beverage World in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. 2012 Vintage. Served at around 45-50F.

Pours black with a two finger brown head that leaves some, but not a lot of lacing and recedes to a small creamy cap.

Aroma is quite smoky. A lot of smoked bacon & ham, some campfire, but mostly smoked meats. Underlying notes of chocolate, coffee & roasted malts. No real hop presence on the nose. Very good strength.

Flavor is also quite smoky, tons of bacon, ham, smoked meats, but unlike the aroma, the traditional Porter characteristics come through a lot better so there is a good bit of chocolate, brownies, roasted malts, coffee, caramel, a touch of anise and dark fruit. Some alcohol, but not bad at all for a beer approaching 10%.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, creamy, sticky, moderate carbonation.

Super smoky! Tons of bacon! Mmmmm....bacon.... One I’ve been wanting to try for years, passed it up in the past then it disappeared for a while, glad to see Left Hand bring it back this year. Also held out for it to become available in a growler as I get a lot better value in the growler than the bottles. One of the best smoked beers I’ve had. Excellent!

Serving type: growler

05-26-2012 02:46:18 | More by elgiacomo
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Smoke first, then chocolate malt aromas.

Cocoa start and the smoke kicks in (with a vengeance). After the first sip, the palate adjusts and I start to detect a complex malt profile. I sense there's some nuttiness from Crystal Malt, semisweet cocoa from Chocolate Malt and then just a touch of coffee from Black Patent. There's plenty of smoke to the end. The body is full but the carbonation is also elevated.

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s - light smoke and peaty aroma.
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m - creamy and medium.
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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.