Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial PorterSmoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter

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Reviews: 244
Hads: 576
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 77
Gots: 56 | FT: 1
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 12-19-2006

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Photo of TexIndy
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle that I shipped back from Denver. Label had the year on the front. It was a deep black color even against a light. The head was huge and brown. It slowly settled to a thick foam and had great lacing. The smell was obviously heavy on the smoke which I love. Also could smell the roasted malts and molasses. Also got a hint of the 9.2% ABV. The taste was incredible and followed the smell - great smokey taste with some sweetness and just a touch of bitter at the end. The mouthfeel was solid and creamy. With this one, Left Hand nailed it. Soon as you get your first whiff you know you are going to be drinking one special beer. With the size and ABV, it's a one bottle affair but could see drinking this weekly if I could get here. Highly, Highly recommend. (5, HR, T,Y) (796 characters)

Photo of BeerSox
4.97/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle into Nonic. 2006 bottle conditioned on the label, bought and imbibbed October 2007.

This Porter (probably a Baltic Porter rather than an American Porter in style) pours pitch black with only a thin edge of red light getting through. A very thick and solid light brown head very slowly settles to a thick pillowy cap. The head creates some thick lacing on the glass as it settles. More shows up as the beer descends down the glass, creating areas of stringy lacing.

The aroma is very deep and rich, giving a complex mix of bitter malts, chocolate, molasses, and a little bit of raisin. Not much of the alcohol is perceived at first, coming out a little more as it warms. A little bit of flowery hop is barely detectable.

The flavor is complex as well, but not overpowering as a Russian Imperial Stout can be. It's sweet up front with chocolate tones, then shifts to a bitter mix of molasses and the roasted malts. Everything is well in balance, with a little bit of hop flavor showing up at the end when the malt flavors fade. Full bodied with lively carbonation that's hidden by the opaque characteristics of the beer. It's thick enough where the flavors seem to stick in the mouth for a while between sips. The smokey flavor seems to come out later when the beer warms a little more.

I was excitited to see this one of the shelf, as I knew it would be something I would enjoy. And let me tell you, it didn't let me down. Full bodied and complex, perfectly enjoyable when the temperature starts falling (or when it's 100 degrees outside, who cares). This one earns a nearly perfect score, and it could easily be perfect. If it has a downside, it's not as smokey as I expected ;-). Recommended. (1,711 characters)

Photo of sulldaddy
4.92/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Im splitting this bottle with Stopper at cellar temp. Pouring into a snifter the beer is jet black with a fluffy tan head of 2 cm foaming up easily. The head lingers as a thin surface layer throughout. Aroma is very smokey like cooking bacon on a campfire. Quite appealing. There is some chocolate and roast malt buried in there, but dominated by smoke. First sip reveals an average body with silky smooth texture. Flavor is brown sugar and molassess and quickly rolls to an ashy smoke and coffee ground bitterness. There is no detectable alcohol or hops that I can find. I really enjoy this beer and if you like smoked stuff, this is a must try! (646 characters)

Photo of dsa7783
4.87/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ML bottle, purchased caged and corked for about $12 from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield... Thought it was a rather hefty price for an American-made brew from Left Hand, but after the first sip, I must concur that it was definitely worth it to sample such a unique, distinct, and completely different brew from many others I have encountered... Tastes very similar to a classic Smoked beer / Rauchbier like Aecht Schlenkerla, but with a noticeable malty, nutty, and chocolate taste also extremely apparent and bursting with flavor... Pours a deep, dark, opaque, jet-black color with a minimal tan and frothy reddish head that soon receded but left a fair amount of lacing...
Smell didn't stand out as much as the taste, but an apparent cocoa and malty aroma was certainly distinguishable...
The taste was really exceptional and unique, bursting with noticeable Smoked beer characteristics and roasted, toasted malts, along with a nice sweet, chocolate, espresso-like dichotomy... Very different from many other beers...
Very creamy, rich, and thick mouthfeel...
Excellent drinkability without the slightest hint of alcohol detectable despite the hefty 9.2% ABV...
One of the best American brews I've tried in a while...
Excellent stuff... Worth the price, and definitely recommended... (1,300 characters)

Photo of StoutHearted
4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The head poured out a frothy caramel on top of a pitch black brew. It smelled strongly of bacon and a bit of shoo fly pie. It had a thick mouthfeel that clung to the tongue, and the taste was fantastic: a pleasant chocolate and licorice harmony, with a lingering molasses. This beer's great for sipping or drinking, but the thickness may irritate beer novices, as will the strong licorice and bacon notes. (405 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.82/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours an espresso brown color with a nice tan head that drops quickly to a murky film and fails to deliver much in the lacing department

Smell: Dark chocolate with undertones of smoke, molasses and fruity hops

Taste: Starts with a surprisingly sweet milk chocolate flavor with subtle hints of smoke that build through mid-palate; after the swallow, the smoke flavors burst forth and dominate the finish along with a bit of fruity bitterness; sweet chcolate flavors linger on the tip of the tongue

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and somewhat creamy; with foamy carbonation

Drinkability: Just a superb example of a smoked beer that blends the sweetness with the smoke to craft a real treat; easily the best Left Hand beer I have tasted (749 characters)

Photo of StoneTSR
4.81/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE: This is one of the darker Porters I have seen. No light comes through even when held up to a light bulb. The brownish, off-white head fluffs up to about a finger’s worth of head before slowly receding into a beer-coaster-thick cap. Lacing is spotty up top, but becomes much more full throughout the glass.

SMELL: This beer has a wonderfully, smoky smell. A subtle coffee roastiness provides a backdrop for a very pleasant bacon-like smoked aroma.

TASTE: This is the closest thing to liquid bacon I have ever had. This is one of the few truly savory beers out there with plenty of Umami. Yum. Adding to the savory flavor is a touch of roasty malt and for balance, a hint of semi-sweet dark chocolate rolls over the tongue towards the end of the sip.

MOUTHFEEL: Incredible. Perfect might be a better word, particularly when it comes to balance – the savory flavors are dominant, but the perfect portion of sweetness comes in at just the right moment to create an exceptional give and take. As for body, this is certainly a big beer, but lighter than many other Porters. The carbonation provides a light tickle to go along with a creamy, but cleansing mouthfeel. I think there is only one other beer I’ve given a 5 in mouthfeel, but this if there’s a way to make one 5 stronger than the other this one is.

OVERALL: This is the best smoked beer I am currently aware of. Left Hand does a lot of things very well, but two of those things stand out – dark beers and smoked beers. It turns out, this might the best combination of the two they’ve ever done. For the style, this might be the closest beer to perfection I have ever had. (1,654 characters)

Photo of gangstafaceclay
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with small tan head.

Smells is loads of smoked bacon and coco.

Wow..this beer isn't shy with the smokiness which I love. Almost like a liquid bacon..so good. Great hints of coco, coffee, molasses, and tremendous roastiness.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, thick and silky.

Overall this is such a great smoked porter in my opinion..some people might be overwhelmed by the amount of smoke but I love it. One of my favorites. (435 characters)

Photo of beveritt
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go out to DoctorDog for this one.

Presentation: Poured from a brown bomber into a standard pint glass. Maybe my second Imperial Porter ever. Label is black, white, red, and grey and depicts smoke jumpers dropping into the thick of a forest fire. 2008 vintage.

Appearance: Pours with just shy of two fingers of medium brown head. This settles slowly, eventually dropping to a thin coating of foam and leaving behind nice lacing coverage. The beer itself is absolutely black. Maybe the slightest hint of brown around the edge.

Smell: Very strong aroma, the kind you can pick up before you even bring the glass to your nose. Smells of sweet chocolate and toasted marshmallows, with distinct notes of smoke and alcohol sweetness.

Taste: Initial sweetness up front, reminiscent of toasted marshmallows. This fades to a semi sweet chocolate body with undertones of toffee. Smoke quickly makes itself known, with a long lingering smokiness.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is very good.

Drinkability: Wow, this is great stuff. Strong yet well blended. So many "Imperial" beers are just a bad mashup of non complimentary flavors. This one is certainly not. Great beer. (1,184 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a very dark chocolate brown, almost black color with very fain mahogany edges when held to a light source and a two finger frothy coffee colored head. Excellent retention, only sloly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with patches of soapy lacing.

Extremely smokey roasted malt aroma with hints of bitter dark chocolate, burnt toast, campfire, butane and BBQ bacon. This beer smells incredibly smokey but the roasted and sweeter chocolate malt notice are still present.

This beer is actually better balanced than I expected. I was expecting a complete smoke bomb but there was a nice sweet silky chocolate malt and lactic creamy presence to balance things out. This thing is still heavy on the smoke flavor with hints of burnt toast, roasted coffee/espresso bean, BBQ, bacon, charcoal, butane ans ash. Not acrid though! There's also some slight caramel and hazelnut adding to the complexity and balance. The ABV is very well masked and in addition to the balanced flavors makes this beer dangerously drinkable. Dry smokey finish. Awesome and highly recommended! (1,081 characters)

Photo of Jayli
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my little brother for this one - the boy finally went from crap beer to cultivating an opinion on good ones!

This beer pours with a black body, almost opaque. However, when held to the light, slight dark, dark brown. Tan head that formed pretty quickly however dissapated rapidly. Not much lacing to speak of. Nose is heavy on the smokiness - like hickory and oak smoked scent. I personally LOVE the smoked scent to this - so it was like heaven to me! Taste follows through on the scent. There are some toffee and roasted coffee taste that compliment the smokey taste. The flavor ends with a bit of dark chocolate. I am surprised by how well masked the alcohol flavor is with this beer. AND - what's more impressive is no aftertaste...NONE. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slight carbonation and a very dry finish. Drinkabilty, for me, is HIGH. I love the smokiness in flavor and dry finish. I am a fan of the smoked beers - this is definitely in the category of Stone Smoked Porter for me, but I understand the style may not appeal to everyone. I have to get my hands on a few more of these! (1,100 characters)

Photo of clvand0
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a dark brown color with a moderate head that fell fast and left some lacing on the glass. The aroma had a lot of smoke character with some chocolate and caramel. The flavor was much the same way. Very thick and smooth with lots of surprisingly smooth smoke character. The smoke flavors are the most dominant, but there are also plenty of flavors of chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of coffee. Very drinkable and extremely enjoyable. Thick bodied as well. (475 characters)

Photo of alexgash
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle. 2008 bottling.

Very dark chocolate brown with a small, dark khaki head. Some lacing. Nice mix of smoke and malt sweetness on the nose. Campfire, sweet smoked meat, peat, dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits blend together effortlessly.

Roasted barley, Tootsie roll chocolate, and herbal coffee/hop bitterness up front. Dark fruit sweetness and smoky, peaty malts follow. Some dark chocolate folds into the mix too. The sweet campfire/meat smokiness melds perfectly with the sweet malt and the roasted bitterness. Bittersweet finish, with lingering smoke, roasted coffee, and dark fruit. Full-bodied with a thick, chewy feel. Delicious! I love that this is the official beer of the National Smokejumper Association! (735 characters)

Photo of beergoot
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now this is a very, very fine smoked beer. Darkest brown in color (nearly black), creamy tan head, excellent smoked and roasted malt nose, incredible smoked taste mixed with sweet, roasted malt goodness. Throw in a fine mouthfeel, and you've got one winner of a beer.

Well-worth checking out if you are a fan of strong dark beers and/or smoked beers in general. (362 characters)

Photo of Rchap1
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I had the opportunity to try this beer on tap in Longmont at the brewery. I'd not had the opportunity to try this brew before, but I'd been looking forward to it for some time. When poured into a goblet, the beer had a very very dark color, barely translucent but a deep red/brown earthy color. Poured with about a finger width of head, not too think and a dark brown tint.
The smell was incredible. You can really pick up on the smoke, smells like maple charcoal, with a hint of cedar. Also some notes of bitter chocolate and a hefty malt scent.
The taste of this beer was incredible. I don't know what hit me first, the smoke or the chocolate taste, but the whole package combined for an excellent taste and a very full, swirly mouthfeel. It would be a challenge to put down more than one or two of these in a night, but it really is a great beer and one that I'd certainly recommend to others. Liked it so much I bought a case! (934 characters)

Photo of doubleipa
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge rocky head. Light-brown witha haed that's long lasting. Black color. Lots of great roasted aroma with mild coffee and chocolate. Smokiness is definitely present, but not overpowering. Lots of malt, as well. Lots of carbonation Not too overpowering smoke in the taste. Very smooth and I couldn't really taste the alcohol, but could feel it as it warmed up. It's been a while since I had an Alaska Smoked Porter, but would like to do a head to head comparison. (463 characters)

Photo of gleemonger
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark coffee brown, almost black with a small tan head that doesn't stick around for very long. Not really any lacing.

Dark smokey roasted malts as hoped from the name, with some sweet chocolate hints to balance. A little vanilla. Very sweet and savory smelling, I like it a lot.

Even more of the smoke on the flavor, but not super crazy because it's quickly balanced out by the sweet chocolate flavors and some of the usual porter malt flavors, with just a hint of hop bitterness to even it out. I get a hint of that vanilla I was smelling too. Pretty complex and evenly balanced.

Full bodied with fairly light carbonation but a nice crisp bite to it anyway. Somehow it still feels like a porter - granted it's an imperial porter, but still, I get the classification.

Really nice. I'm a big fan of smoked beers and this one didn't disappoint at all. I get plenty of the smoke, but not to the point where it's completely overwhelmed or the other parts are neglected. Very well crafted and balanced. (1,005 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
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. (1,480 characters)

Photo of Risser09
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Eric at Phatz' Sour beer tasting. What a palate cleanser after all those funky sours!

Appearance: Pours dark black with a tan head and some lingering lace.

Smell: Super smoky in the nose with a variety of hardwoods that blend together nicely. Beef jerky is what the aroma reminds me of. Very strong and very interesting.

Taste: Wow. Beef jerky, mesquite wood, grilled potatoes, smoked malt, molasses, licorice, espresso and tobacco. Plenty of flavors that bring an almost unprecented complexity to what would otherwise be a mediocre porter. The taste also shows no time of weakening after 5, 10, 15, 20 minutes. Well done, very fun to drink, and a great palate cleanser among so many sour beers.

Mouthfeel: Big body to this one. Buttery and smoky with an alcohol burn and lots of wood tannins. Smoothe and drinkable with lots of legs.

Drinkability: It was very hard to push through a whole glass of this stuff, but that doesn't mean it wasn't an awesome beer. I would find it hard to get through a whole 22oz bottle. I would love to pair this with grilled meats or campfire foods. Worth seeking out. (1,114 characters)

Photo of unclecrappy
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a corked and caged bomber, poured in a big-ass wine glass.

A: Beeeeautiful. Extremely dark brown, revealed a faint ruby tint when held to up to my desk lamp. Frothy tan head that simply. Doesn't. Go. Away.

S: To me, the only area where this isn't off-the-chart good. Roasted, a little alcohol, a little smoke -- but not nearly as much as I expected.

T: Wow. Roasted malts swirling with the smoke, which reminds me a bit of a really good Scotch. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming and there's a burned sugar flavor that adds sweetness at the finish. This is meant to be big, and it is, but all the components are perfectly balanced. Amazing.

M: Creamy, velvety, viscous.

D: Definitely not a session beer -- the alcohol takes care of that -- but boy, I want some more.

I tend to be pretty enthusiastic about stuff, but I'm not exaggerating when I say this is one of the best beers I've ever tasted. I have to drive to Ohio to get it, but it's totally worth the trip. (992 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Black color. Two and a half fingers of frothy tan lacing. Retention is pretty good given the ABV and a moderate amount of lacing is left.

4.5 S: So nice. The smoke is really potent. Smelling this is like sitting by a camp fire and eating bacon. Deep caramel notes with a light roast. Smoke is the main focus here and it's done to perfection.

4.5 T: Smoke and bacon are the main culprits in the taste as well. Despite this, it's as smooth a beer as I've ever had. Underneath there is a light supple roastiness, a good bit of caramel, and chocolate. The smoke is very well integrated with the base porter and the porter seems like a solid one.

4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess to go with this.

5.0 D: Any of the nose, taste, and mouthfeel could have received a 5.0, so I'll give it here instead. Really impressed with this beer. The smoke is done better than any other smoked beer I've ever had. Great job LH! (972 characters)

Photo of ybnorml
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A very dark brown/black bee. Has a small foamy light brown head. The aroma is dominated by a lovely smoky character with hints of roasted malt and molasses in the background. While the Rauchbeir like smokiness predominates the flavor it does so by weaving back and forth. Allowing the roasted malt character, with hints of molasses in the background, to fill your mouth with pleasure. What a joy this beer is! (409 characters)

Photo of Phatz
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This maybe the most smoky, smoked porter I have had the opportunity to try. I would love to do a side-by-side with Alaskan Smoked Porter. I have found few smoked beers I didn't like. Cinderbock was one that flopped on me but The Schlenkerla Rauchbiers are all flavor I enjoy. This beer though from Left Hand, ... came out of nowhere. I was not expecting all of this. WOW.

Appearance: Pours a dark almost black color with a beige head and a spotty cap.

Smell: The smoke aroma I could smell from across the table when Eric opened the bottle. Big burnt grant charcoal fire pit and molasses flavors fill the nose.

Taste: Again very smoky in the mouth. There is a smoked meat flavor, black licorice roasted chocolate toffee caramel, and coffee. Everything great about a porter plus the nice smoked flavors and campfire-like attribute.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and warm with the alcohol showing through and the smoke flavor hiding it. Cling to the cheeks.

Drinkability: This is a sipping beer. But very enjoyable sipping for sure.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers! (1,053 characters)

Photo of rajendra82
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have liked almost every smoked beer I have ever sampled, and I had always wondered why more brewers didn’t give the smoked treatment to their one off releases. Almost reading my mind, the newly released corked and caged bomber of Left Hand Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter appeared on the store shelves of Bullocks in Marietta, Georgia. I uncorked it without bothering to refrigerate it first, and the loud thud and the free forming head inside the bomber made me realize that had it been a few degrees warmer, and I would have had a geyser on my hand. The beer looked opaque black with dark brown highlights when held up against strong light. The large khaki head was impressive when taking into account the double digit ABV. Inhaling the headspace over the beer revealed that the “standard” Imperial Porter aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roasted grains had been overlaid (or almost overrun) with the wonderful aroma of wood smoke. The taste exhibited an assertive smoke treatment, which went well with the other bold flavors of chocolate, toffee, vanilla, and bitter hops. More a stout than a Porter if you ask me, as there was little to no sourness, and the taste was more bitter than sweet, but take this as an observation and not a complaint. Body was quite chewy, and the alcohol was warming in the belly (as if there was a real fire in here to go along with all the smoke). Note to self, pick up more to cellar. (1,428 characters)

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black color with some slight ruby highlights. A big light tan head of foam rises and lingers leaving good skimmy lacing.

Nose is awesome! Reeks of burnt wood and smoke. Very reminiscent of AK SP, maybe smokier. Some dark malts peek their head through, but this one pretty much smells like someone threw a hang grenade into a log cabin. The nose on this one is IDEAL for the style.

Taste is a nice complex mixture of roasted malts, toasty wood, and campfire smoke. Some slight chocolate or molasses notes in here as well. A very smoky brew. The alcohol is extremely well hidden here. Wow. This is an awesome smokealicious beer. The finish has a tiny bitter bite on it, and the smoke and roasted malt flavors linger on looong into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is pretty much ideal for this one. The slight thickness gives great body to this brew, keeps the abv in check, and compliments the heaviness of the smoke quite well. There is nice slickness in the mouth, and the finish is quite balanced.

Drinkability is good here, but the excess and heavier body makes this one a sipper for sure. The abv is hidden quite well though, so I have to give this one pretty good marks for drinkability.

Overall an incredible smoked porter. Defenitely one worth trying and would probably age miraculously. Alaskan Smoked has found a rival here. Left hand is a little bigger and beefier, so they are a little hard to compare, but man, what an awesome smoked brew. Get some! Go! Right now! (1,488 characters)

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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.