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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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BA SCORE
90
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509 Ratings
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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 68
Gots: 41 | 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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Arbitrator

California

1.43/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Chilled bottle into a glass, split at a tasting.

A: Pours a black body with a surprisingly high mocha-colored head (for such a small pour). Retention is pretty good, and the head does not vanish while I'm sipping. Leaves clumps of foam on the sides of the glass.

S: Smoked ham and bandaids. Also, chocolate and coffee.

T: Smoked ham. And bandaids. Almost as an afterthought, chocolate in the mid-taste with a coffee bean finish.

M: Like having medium-bodied smoked ham in my mouth, supported on a generous wash of moderate bandaid carbonation. The bandaids really hide the ABV well.

D: If I ever want smoked ham and bandaids, I know where to look. Pretty sweet.

Seriously though, a very strange beer. I don't think a single person at the tasting liked this.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 18:44:48 | More by Arbitrator
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

1.75/5  rDev -56.4%

02-06-2014 21:14:28 | More by AlaskanYoung
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MyMindSpray


2/5  rDev -50.1%

06-24-2012 23:35:10 | More by MyMindSpray
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doof116

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -50.1%

06-24-2012 21:47:19 | More by doof116
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Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer

California

2/5  rDev -50.1%

09-20-2013 06:37:51 | More by Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

2/5  rDev -50.1%

04-19-2012 19:48:48 | More by ohtheguilt
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RWNewhouse

Montana

2/5  rDev -50.1%

01-20-2012 22:32:33 | More by RWNewhouse
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Hoptoudrop

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -43.9%

08-06-2013 22:13:00 | More by Hoptoudrop
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erlenmeyer

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

06-04-2012 02:05:49 | More by erlenmeyer
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

04-25-2012 03:56:00 | More by TonyTalon
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ynsane

Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I do NOT understand all the good reviews of this beer. While it had a considerable smoke odor to it, it tastes like liquid BACON! I downed a glass and it was beyond enough. As much as I love bacon, it was not a beer I would ever drink again. On another side though, it would make a great base for braising or slow cooking a roast or maybe even a pork shoulder. I would at least tell you to sample it if possible, thank God for WoB in this case. Beyond the sample though, I do NOT recommend drinking this brew, unless you really like liquid bacon.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2012 19:06:14 | More by ynsane
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

07-02-2013 15:01:46 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

05-29-2012 23:06:48 | More by MumboJumbo
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bookerandy

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

06-03-2012 06:24:38 | More by bookerandy
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Floydster

California

2.88/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle that was shared by seaoflament a few minutes before the Port 2nd Anniversary party started, thanks a lot for letting me try this brew from Colorado

A-Very dark brown with some red highlights, small 1/2 inch light tan head that did not stay around for long, not much retention or lacing

S-Smokiness, aroma kind of scared me because I would not have enjoyed the taste at all if it was like the smell, dark chocolate, roasted malts, salt, and beef jerky

T-Smoked malt is what I tasted first, then roastiness in the middle with some almonds, dark chocolate in the finish and a hint of smokiness, faded into a dry aftertaste, did not change much and this could be mainly because I drank my sample within fifteen minutes or so, pretty well balanced for a smoked beer and it was not too overpowering thankfully

M-Smoky, meaty, and dry mouthfeel, medium level of carbonation, medium to full bodied, taste lingered too long for me

D-Could not have drank more than the few ounces Carlos gave me, heavy on the stomach, smoked beers are just hard to get down in general, ABV is high and can slightly taste it in the finish

Not a big of fan of smoked beers but this one was more subtle than others I have tried in the past, probably would not drink again mainly because this is not my thing, worth trying though

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2008 17:09:56 | More by Floydster
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nick76

Florida

2.88/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is as billed with lots of smoke and malt but nothing else. The appearance is almost black (brown) with a nice tan head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall its exactly what most lovers of smoke want but I don't like smoke beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2009 08:19:59 | More by nick76
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DoctorDog

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: Poured from a 1 pint, 6 oz. bottle into a nonic.

A- Pours black and opaque. 2 fingers of tan head. Head dwindles slowly to a thin, incomplete cap. Nice lacing.

S- Earthy with smoky undertones.

T- Hint of malty sweetness followed by a coating smokiness. This coating seems to deepen with each subsequent drink, building up and obliterating all other taste sensations. As a smoked bacon lover, I certainly can't say I am experiencing any of the "liquid bacon" sensations that many others have described. Honestly, just too smoky for my buds to enjoy. Hard for me to rate here....I don't care for it, but it is certainly delivering the smoke that it's name would lead you to expect.

M- Fairly low carbonation, somewhat creamy. Smoky coating/dryness.

D- For my tastes, pretty low here. I had to bail with drinking this alone after a short while and pair it with some smoked summer sausage and crackers. This helped, but the smoke was still a little overbearing. For my money, this one is best sampled in small doses. Overall, a very tough beer for me to evaluate.

Future outlook: I loved Stone Smoked Porter, and I love smoked food to the extent that I smoke my own food in my own smoker....even as a smoked food lover/nut, this beer is just too damn smoky for my personal tastes.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 04:11:03 | More by DoctorDog
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JohnLynch


3/5  rDev -25.2%

05-05-2012 18:36:16 | More by JohnLynch
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.2%

06-27-2012 23:27:20 | More by trevorpost
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rdobens

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -25.2%

03-08-2013 00:53:58 | More by rdobens
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TexPederson

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.2%

02-13-2012 11:29:19 | More by TexPederson
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bullywee

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -25.2%

02-21-2012 06:37:52 | More by bullywee
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denver10

Kentucky

3.05/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pours black with an effervescent black head. Smells smoky and a little sweet. Like smoked meat dipped in chocolate (though I didn't get a chocolate specific smell to it, more about being sweet and rich). Flavor matched the aroma, smoked meet dunked in a sweet, malty broth. A nice medium to heavy creamy body to this. Overall, good for what it is I imagine, but I definitely discovered that I am not a fan of smoked beer. I could not get through my pint...sorry.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2012 04:04:04 | More by denver10
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samie85

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a jet black with two fingers of light brown head that quickly dissipates to 1/2 a finger.

Smells of light smoky notes, cocoa powder and some light roasted notes.

Big notes of chocolate with some deep roasted notes... not getting much smoke here.... a little on the end.

Very creamy and full-bodied with light carbonation.

I was expecting a ton of smoke from this... along the lines of a rauch, but it fails to deliver.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 23:43:26 | More by samie85
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Kendo

New York

3.1/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Popped the cap to a big "pffft." Poured into a pint glass, body is dark, dark brown with a hint of mahogany hues around the edge when backlit. Huge head -- 3-fingers, at least -- of tannish/light-brown foam. Retains well.

S: Smoke is dominant. Think charred campfire wood and not much else.

T: Follows the nose, unfortunately -- this is all smoky, charred wood and fire-roasted barley. Hard to focus on anything else.

M: Call it lighter side of medium in heft. Well carbonated.

D: Not so good. Too smoky.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 20:22:33 | More by Kendo
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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.