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Gorges Smoked Porter - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

194 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 20
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JackStraw22 on 02-05-2005)
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Rednek284, Saturday at 12:43 PM
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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours dark cherry black with not even a whole layer of head.
S - Big smoke attack, hickory chips soaked in apple cider, burnt cherrywood, a little bit of bacon, big roasted malt.
T - Smoke is definitely prevalent but there's a major unbalance, there's a ton of acidic tart cherry and apple flavor mid through end, the smoke gets taken down a notch by it, it actually has an apple cider flavor to it, which is neat, but unexpected, big roasty malts and a hint of dark chocolate.
M - A little too thin and fizzy for my liking, but still decent, easily drinkable.
O - Even though the only area I had a 3.75 in was smell, i still have this a 3.75 overall because I think too many "smoked" beers really loose the smoked essence, its definitely in this beer, and its makes for a great aroma, but the flavor kinda looses it, still I was glad to try it.

Omnium, Jan 04, 2014
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1.21/5  rDev -68.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

After reading the other reviews, I wonder was it a bad case, or was I really drunk!!!! Unfortunately I was sober when I sipped this beer. I love smoked foods and beer, but this was like smelling the liquid smoke bottle that is for amateur's. The first sip put the bile from my stomach in my mouth. I thought it must be something else and took another drink.. More vomit, not good. This was a two sip drain poor and a good pranker for your friends. I shared this with many and found no one whom likes the taste of over smoked beer mixed with vomit. Either way stay away!!!!

Pored nice. That's all folks.

Deerslayer210, Dec 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

xnicknj, Mar 30, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown color with a wispy off-white head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is of lightly toasted pumpernickle with a hint of smoke. The smoke isn't all that strong but it is a solid smoke note. Not much else in the nose.

The taste is of a buttery english porter with smoked malt. Toasted brown bread mixes with a buttery caramel sweetness. It is more caramel than butter, which is good. Light lemon and a general fruitiness. Typical porter. The smoke pops through here and there but its not dominate throughout the profile.

Moderate mouthfeel with enough carbonation to keep the malt honest. Sweet on the palate with enough of a roast bitterness to offset. Not exactly smooth, more crisp; easy to drink.

A decent smoked porter. Good starter for smoked newbies. I do prefer much more smoke than this and more of an earthy profile. However, this is a real easy drinker.

Gmann, Mar 24, 2013
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Gorges Smoked Porter from Ithaca Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.