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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
outstanding

505 Ratings
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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 66
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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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Red around the edges with a near nonexhistant light brown head

S - Mild smoke, malts, cocoa and prune

T - mild smoke with malts and cocoa

M - Thick with good coating. Mild tingle on tip of tongue

O - Not bad, but lack of flavor depth made it only a so-so.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 13:11:02 | More by biglite351
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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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gpawned

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-24-2012 08:26:24 | More by gpawned
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peabody

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a rich dark black with one finger of brown small suds. Lacing here.
Smell is coffee, dark chocolate, date, malt and a slight tinge of alcohol.
Taste is almost a peaty type of smoke. REminds me of Bowmore scotch. A really nice smoke that isn't manufactured. Campfire coffee.
Mouthfeel is very clean and not too sticky. The only thing left is the coffee bitterness and a smokey alcohol burn in the back of the throat.
Overall this is a great porter. I am not into smoke beers but they did a great job on this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 02:38:18 | More by peabody
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-23-2012 20:00:07 | More by sammo
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bit above the glass gave this beer a big light brown head that settle down to just under 1/2 inch pretty quickly above a clear very dark brown to black colored beer.

Smokey roasted malt aroma with just a hint of alcohol working its way in there.

Smokey creamy roasted malt taste blended with light alcohol, molasses, and subtle mocha dark chocolates.

The dry aftertaste brings out that dark chocolate more than the taste which is quite cool.

Although this is stated to be 8.8% ABV the alcohol taste is quite subdued.

A pretty good beer I was lucky to stumble into a bomber for $3.00, well worth quite a bit more than that.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 00:12:50 | More by LXIXME
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StevieDavie

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-18-2012 00:39:50 | More by StevieDavie
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A finger of light brown head, opaque dark brown.

Barky, woody nose with smoke.

Full-bodied powerful stout with a good smoke component. Not as nice as the draft, but a good instance of a smoky beer with enough body to support it. Kinda cedary. Dry, malty finsih.

Nice and smooth.

Good smoked porter. I recall it being better on draft, but still good.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 02:43:27 | More by zaphodchak
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-13-2012 02:39:04 | More by stampfler07
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SweJon

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-12-2012 15:54:20 | More by SweJon
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-11-2012 15:46:07 | More by dtx00
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-10-2012 23:25:58 | More by thebouch01
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black in a glass, deep dark body with a light tan head forming thick, fine bands of lacing cling to my chalice with each sip. Aroma is full of smoked meats, campfire, and rustic wood fired baked bread along with a cherry note, star anise, and dark roasted malts. Big smoked malts going on here, chewy smoked firewood wrapped with dark cherry and anise spice. Flavors of smoked malts, dark roasted flavors, deep smoked bacon, firewood charred caramelized sugars. Hints of pine/evergreen in the back end with some cherry fruit tartness, amongst the dark roasted malts and hand smoked malts. Mouthfeel is full bodied even carbonation lingering charred smokiness coming through with each sip. Overall a quality smoked porter, challenging to consume yet when your palate gets used to it you really start to enjoy every sip.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 20:20:21 | More by WVbeergeek
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rkarimi

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-07-2012 00:24:04 | More by rkarimi
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augustgarage

California

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into my Harriet tulip.

Seal brown opaque liquid with a faint tan head receding to nothing in a few minutes. No lacing; faint legs.

Smoked malt, roast coffee,

Leather, dark brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses, licorice, and more on the palate. Touches of tobacco and very low hop contributions. Sweet smokey finish is unlike any other beer I've sampled.

Creamy, smooth, slick, and oily mouth-feel. Low carbonation.

Crowd pleasing unique, sweet, smoked toasty porter. Style aside, this is stupendously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 05:23:12 | More by augustgarage
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ptricky


4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-05-2012 16:09:41 | More by ptricky
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-05-2012 00:21:03 | More by DrFunkenstein
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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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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-04-2012 00:35:30 | More by DNICE555
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-03-2012 17:29:45 | More by PEIhop
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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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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-03-2012 05:43:55 | More by twelveinches
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beergoot

Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 23:12:07 | More by beergoot
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

05-29-2012 23:06:48 | More by MumboJumbo
Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.