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Calumet - Brasserie Bièropholie

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BA SCORE
89
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 9
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Bièropholie visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2004)
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Reviews by dherling:
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dherling

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The 2006 vintage, bought on mmy Montreal trip in January.

Poured out a dark mahogony brown with a thick sticky head that laced on top of lace. The nose was smokey, hickory, malt, bbq, bacon, mollasses, coffee, ember smoke, Has a big malty flavor that turns smokey, then goes dry, then the taste is like sucking on charcoal. Has a highly carbonated mouthfeel, and is somewhat cloying and syrupy, but not overly so. An interesting and unique beer, but not what I would call drinkable. One and done, but a nice change.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2007 01:50:51 | More by dherling
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to papat444 for hooking me up with this one - figured I better review it before the Bièropholie listing gets closed. 2004 vintage served in my trusty Surly pint glass.

A - Big three fingers of dark tan/light mocha foam with excellent retention that dissipates to a thick cap. There is some patchy lacing left behind upon sipping. The brew is deep opaque black with only the slightest hint of brown at the bottom of the glass.

S - Smoke, campfire, hickory, peat - it gets even smokier as it warms up. Initially there is a dark fruit and milk chocolate malt presence, but it recedes from the forefront.

T - The taste is more balanced between sweet chocolate malts, roastiness, and smokiness. The "bite" of the smoke sort of attacks mid-palate, but doesn't linger too long into the aftertaste, which is a positive thing. The combination of flavors suggests a smoky coffehouse, even though I'm pretty sure there's no coffee in here. Reminds me a little of Schlenkerla Fastenbier in that the smoke doesn't overpower the brew. Still - the intensity is pretty impressive considering it's 5 years old. Probably should get a 4.25, but it's not 4.5 good...

M - Active but unobtrusive carbonation, light-medium body that goes down pretty easily. Some residual stickiness in the finish.

D - This is actually one of the most drinkable smoke beers I've ever had, although I'm still not convinced I'd have more than one (got a Calumet Grand Chef chilling in the fridge for a later date). Moderate carbonation, lower ABV, fairly clean aftertaste - all good things here.

Well - I'm glad this held up OK, especially considering it was a twist-off and it was released in '04.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 00:01:32 | More by MasterSki
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Turg, thanks Francois! Dark brown, almost opaque liquid is sitting under a thin halo of mocha foam. Roasty aromas at the forefront, with chocolate smokeyness coming in second place. Very much roasted malt in the flavour profile, chocolate, and sweet malts. Not too smokey as far as flavour is concerned. Perhaps too fizzy in the mouth, but a solid brew. Thanks Turg!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 11:47:07 | More by mrmanning
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tpd975

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to grub for this one. It's a style I am really starting to dig.

Popped this one open as I had a couple racks of ribs on the smoker. Mmmm smoke in the air while enjoying smoked beer.

A: Pours a nice rich deep dark brown hue with a nice beige head. Pretty good retention with a smattering of lace.

S: Ahh rich smokey aromas, had to take this one inside away from the smoke to really enjoy the aroma. Lots of smoke, we are talking camp fire here. Hints of ash, peat, and toasted malt.

T: Wonderful level of smoke without being overthetop. Rich meaty smoke with strong peaty notes. Hints of chocolate hide beneath along with some french roasted coffee.

M: Medium in body, smooth with nice carbonation.

D: Good. A damn fine beer I must say.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 14:40:36 | More by tpd975
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hellbilly

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

received in trade with glouglouburp...

typical porter color... burgundy brown with a medium sized tan head and light lace trails.

very metallic aroma... nickels, chocolate, caramel sweetness and mild smoke. it's not so heavily smokey that nothing else can come through... unfortunately, there's not a whole lot going on.

the flavor is definitely more smokey than the aroma lead me to believe... chocolate, coffee, caramel (without the sweetness), earth and meat lurk under a cloak of sour and nearly salty smoke. ashy aftertaste joins up with astringent roast. medium body. soft carbonation gives it a surprisingly smooth mouth feel given the acidity.
7/3/7/4/17/3.8

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 22:43:13 | More by hellbilly
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joe1510

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

I got this Canadian released smoked porter in a trade awhile back with northyorksammy, Thanks Sammy! Calumet pours like black coffee but, surprisingly, has a glowing ruby body when backlit. I can't see through this beer at all when sitting on the table but when held to the light the clarity is very good. Barely tipping the glass to pour produces a monstrous three finger beige head that takes its sweet time falling to a craggy thick cap. Chunky lacing is left strewn all over the glass.

The lively head and each additional swirl brings the smoke to the forefront but after some sitting the smoke falls back in line with the rest of the porter. The smoke that is there is slightly campfire like while a semi sweet underripe spicy blackberry brings itself along. Roasty malts mingle with the smoke adding some more depth; black coffee comes along ass well. Maybe I'm wrong but I can swear there's lactose in this beer; there's a mildly sweet note in the back.

Wow! This is an impressive smoked porter. The smoke is under control and, instead of being in your face, balances out this porter beautifully. The roasty malts get things going before the spicy berry subtly joins in the soiree. That mild campfire smokiness comes across mid palate and is joined by the lactose sweetness. I swear there's lactose in this beer. Both black coffee and chocolate come in waves, rising and falling here and there. All the flavors in this beer are so seamlessly brought together it's a complete joy to drink.

The body of this beer is about as close to perfect as you can get. The carbonation is mellow and gives the moderate body a slow moving velvety feel. There's no stick to this beer and it actually finishes a little on the dry side for the style.

Most smoked beers are one and done for me. I'd be happy to drink a couple of these in a sitting with the more subtle smokiness. This really is an easy drinking smoked beer.

Calumet was on my "wants" list for a long time and I'm glad I got the chance to try it. I'm not too happy about only being able to get it from Canada though. I see through other reviews that this beer holds up well, unfortunately my bottle isn't dated. I'd love to get a few more of these in the future. Thanks again for this gem Sammy!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 22:30:20 | More by joe1510
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle acquire in trade with tiggmtl (thanks!).

Poured a dark black with a large (4.5 finger) off white head that quickly dissipated. Aromas of chocolate, smoke, and roasted malts. Tastes of smoke, light chocolate, and dark fruits. Nice smoky quality to it. The body was a little on the thin side for me.

Notes from 6/11/05

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 01:02:39 | More by hopdog
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This version is unfiltered, released in April 2008. The small cousin of the Grand Chef.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: Nice black body with a thick 2-3 finger head.

Smell: Thick aroma of smoke with some caramel & malt and a hint of dark chocolate.

Taste: Smooth with apprarent smokiness. A nice balance between malty & a more robust character.

Mouthfeel: The high point of this beer for me. Malt-like character makes for a creamy mouthfeel. Not too heavy, actually a little on the light side. Has a bit of a dry, nut-like quality. Hints of roasted malt lingers with a hickory aftertaste. Well balanced.

Drinkability: Drinks very well, taste is pleasant & alcohol content makes it a nice sipper.

Overall: A well crafted smoked porter. I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes smoked beer or porters.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 18:58:56 | More by papat444
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LeTonneau

Quebec (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

They say this beer is brewed by Dieu du Ciel... I'm not sure about that... Mine was from Bierophile.

Tasted this beer twice: once on tap at Le Loup Rouge in Sorel and yesterday in a bottle.

When I tasted it at Le Loup, it was almost like a syrup. If you'd spilled a drop, you'd notice how sticky it gets. So it was ruined by all that sugary taste and although there was some interesting aspects, I did not really enjoyed it. So when I saw a bottle, I've decided to give it another try....

Very different brew indeed...It pours a very dark liquid with a creamy neck and the dominating smells are of smoke and roasting. Very pleasent. Tastewise, gone is all that sweetness that I observed with the tap and although it still has hints of sweetness, it's no where near that syrup I tasted; good point on that. Chocolate, coffee and roasted cereals are present along that smoky flavor. Carbonation is present all along and the neck is still present at the bottom of the glass.

Really complex flavours and quite easy to drink so it's a success if you ask me.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2008 11:05:48 | More by LeTonneau
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2005 vintage with a little age on it.

A: Black with a tan head, very little retention, some lacing.

S: Slightly spicy smokyness, roasted grain, coffee, molases, hint of alcohol.

T: Coffee, smoke, chocolate, spice, molases, slight grainy astringency and a hint of oxidation (it is a couple years old). Pleasant roasted bitterness, slight alcohol warmth.

M: Moderate body, less than moderate carbonation, some roasted acidity.

D: It's certainly drinkable, but I think it'd be better fresh.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2007 23:36:32 | More by Derek
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a smoky smoked beer and I like it. HUGE thanks to jasonm for the opportunity to try this beer. Your thoughtfulness is unmatched my friend.

Allowed to warm first.
Vintage 2005

Appearance: This beer looks excellent in my new scientifically engineered SA Boston Lager glass thanks to the Bros. and Jim. It pours a dark charred brown with a think chocolaty brown head that fades slowly to a frothy cap that lasts the duration of the beer.

Smell: smoky Rauchbier like aroma but not too overboard though. The smoke it just right. Smoked malt and caramel, some dark chocolate and coffee and a pleasant malty sweetness.

Taste: The flavor follows the nose. Roasty and delicious. Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, molasses, dark fruits, a touch of wood and a dry espresso in the finish with more chocolate, lightly smoked, in the aftertaste and a hint of smoked bacon as well. It is a glorious masterpiece.

Mouthfeel: Perfectly smooth and creamy with a full and soft feel. Truly magnificent.

Drinkability: This is spectacular. I could certainly drink a ton of this. I am partial to a roasty porter and in this case the smoke flavor is an extra plus to a great beer from top to bottom. I owe Jason a huge thanks for this gem.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2007 04:54:44 | More by Phatz
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed on November 28, 2006. A gentle hickory smoke rises from the glass, with some surprising fruit yeast notes, soon assauged by a deep alder fire, rising from a snowy pit. Deep dark pour, with orange fringes and a clean soap of coffee and cream. Flavor is a plain amber malt, brandy, and plenty of fresh maple syrup, combined with toasted pancake batter. Dark fruits creep in from the edges of the evening and more aged, settle yeast esters arise. Nice body, sweet, yet dry. Finishes with a bit more fire and an edge of roast, amongst juniper smoke. Just not enough complexity to make this intriguing, clean and well done, but not amazing.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2006 14:51:42 | More by CharlesDarwin
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Orrshow

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received from Goldorak in a recent trade. Thanks again Martin!

Appearance – Black as can be with over an inch or dark tan head. The head dissipates to a cap over time.

Smell – Roasted barley, TONS of smoke, coffee and a little chocolate are present. It’s very nice.

Taste – Before this one touches your mouth you can already taste the extreme smokiness it possesses. Once you’re past that there is roasted malt, barley, chocolate, and espresso. I taste a touch of sourness and some currants or something to that effect towards the end.

Mouthfeel – Fairly creamy and smooth. The carbonation is also barely noticeable which I like.

Drinkability – Not bad. It goes down O.K but there are some imbalances which take away from this.

I though my smoke detector was going to go off while drinking this! Tone that flavor down and this would be an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2006 02:24:25 | More by Orrshow
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froggyfrog

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

2004 edition 12 oz. bottle served in an American pint glass in early 2006.

Pours black as night but leaves a clear membrane like liquid hand soap on the glass.

Smells oily and wooden.

The taste is quite bizarre. It tastes as if I was licking the wooden drones on my grandfather's Scottish Highland Pipes. Yes, it's like cleaning a well oiled dark wooden instrument or piece of furniture with your tongue. How hauntingly horrible. This smell/taste brings to mind pleasant memories but it is really not working for me in a beer.

To be fair, this is my first jaunt into the realm of smoked beers, so this may not be the most objective review, but it is certainly my take on this beer.

It is actually starting to grow on me a little bit as we enter the bottom half of the glass. I can now recognize that wood oil taste as peat. I'm not really able to pull much else out in the way of flavors. The smoked peat is very overpowering.

As far as mouthfeel, again I'm going to go with oily. It is fairly slick and full with a mild burn in the finish.

Drinkable? Not so much. Maybe I'll revisit this once I've had some more experience with the style. But for now, I'll pass.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2006 09:14:14 | More by froggyfrog
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apintofknowledge

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brought a bottle home from a recent trip to Montreal... one of the better picks of the bunch. Pours a deep, dark and thick with a thin off-white head. A delicious roasted, smokey aroma comes from my glass, with a hint of butter. Mouthfeel is thick, oily, creamy and highly carbonated... maybe a little over-carbonated.

Now for the taste... there's an initial sweetness with flavors of caramel and burnt sugar, followed by a heart of dark roast coffee and unsweetened chocolate. The finish is earthy, woody and smokey. The smokeyness permeates throughout all flavors, but doesn't dominate. Very complex, enjoyable and very drinkable. A great style that there should just be more renditions of out there. Overall, I've had slightly better renditions of this style, but still a very worthy effort.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2005 03:01:11 | More by apintofknowledge
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out very dark brown that looks almost black in the glass. There is a thin cap of foamy tan head on top. The head fades to a ring after a couple of minutes.

The smell is full of malty porter goodness. Lots of roasted coffee and sweet molasses. Theres something else deep in there that I keep trying to identify. Peat or vanilla are a couple of the ideas, but neither seems to be quite right.

The taste is mildly sweet up front followed up by a coffee like flavour. Upon swallowing you get the first hit of smoke, but it really doesn't hit full blasut until you breathe out. Then, for the next couple of breaths the smokey flavour fills your nose and mouth. It is an interesting sensation. Without that smoke taste, I would say that it is a little light on flavour, but it may be that the smoke just overpowers.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a touch of body to it. The carbonation is light and suitable to the style. Nothing amazing here, but solid.

This is a beer that I wouldn't have too often. It certainly isn't bad, but I find it a bit too heavy on the smoke.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2005 04:02:38 | More by elricorico
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm relatively new to smoked beer, but if Bieropholie's Calumet is a good representation, I'll definitely be picking up more. After a Unibroue Raftman earlier this weekend (which wasn't smokey at all, despite its label on this site), this is a pleasant surprise.

Poured from a standard bottle (I still have 4 more! Woohoo!) into a pint glass. Pleasant black-coffee colour with a small, dirty white head that leaves some residue as it fades (seems to be a good sign for my tastes).

Smell is awesome -- the smoked pork hits you first, followed by hints of raw sugar, honey, apples or pears, and black licorice.

First few sips have an element of 'burnt'-ness to them, but once you get used to it, it's quite pleasant. There's almost a saltiness to it, with some background flavours of coffee, chocolate, and strong malts. Mouthfeel is nice and thick and coating.

Aftertaste is longlasting and quite bitter, with the coffee flavours evolving into strong espresso.

Definitely glad I have a six-pack of this, and I will likely pick up more the next time I'm in PQ.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2005 00:47:43 | More by crwills
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Black and nearly opaque, the thin, dark tan head left a bit of lace on the glass. Smoke all over in the aroma, a little less so in the flavour which allowed for a nice balance. Behind the smoke there was some chocolatey malt smell and an odd sweetness. Moderate bitterness that seemed to be coming from both the hops and dark grains. Plenty of malt sweetness as well, a little acidic with a bit of coffee and roasted in the finish. Smokiness became more prominent at the end. Slightly slick mouthfeel and a bit oily. I liked the flavour a lot better than the aroma, which I found a little one-dimensional with so much smoke. Still, not a bad smoked beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2005 23:59:02 | More by DrJay
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown/black, small tan head, little bit of lacing. Smell is really smokey, beef jerkey, some chocolate, sweet maltiness. Taste is sweet and hoppy up front, smokey middle, and a coffee/chocolate finish. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is medium, ends up pretty dry. Smoked beers aren't really my style but this one tasted better than it smelled. Thanks DrJay.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2005 00:56:38 | More by Viggo
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very dark brown (almost black) beer with an off white head. This one is smokey like a steinbier with aromas of caramalized malts and a bit of lemony acidity. The smoke compliments the the chocolate and coffee malt flavors well... it makes me want to add some smoked malt to my next homebrewed porter. Quite heavy in the mouth, and the flavors linger. It would make a great winter warmer.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2005 19:04:02 | More by fisherman34
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent. A nearly opaque dark black brew with crimson edges. Aromas are of smoked and deeply roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is reminiscent of coffee up front with some lovely dark/bitter chocolate flavors in the middle and an excellent warming smoky finish of hops and malts. The mouthfeel is super creamy and tongue coating and the drinkability is excellent! This is the same beer that used to be produced by Le Chaudron and Dieu Du Ciel! Quite a legacy on this brew, and still as good as ever, maybe even a bit more hearty and smoky on tap these days. Sampled a big ass glass of this one at this past Mondial in Montreal...Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2005 18:22:02 | More by francisweizen
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep black brew with a very strong and distinctive smoke taste. Roated coffee taste wioth a light bitterness taste at the end. The smoke taste is little too present for my taste but overall a good beer. Merci Bièropholie for trying something different.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2005 14:05:03 | More by Phyl21ca
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Onyx with a sandy bubbly top. Smells like fudge, wood smoke, tobacco, and red grapes. Hints of sourness and acidity. Medium-thin body is a extremely smooth and a little oily over the tongue, the flavor lasting a long long time with notes of sardines. Awesome.

This is one of the only beers to remind me of the great Rapscallion Creation.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2005 01:42:01 | More by waughbrew
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Shiredave

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Recieved as a Christmas gift - and Im now sorry I waited so long to try it. 2004 bottle, and the cellaring may only have helped this fine Porter.

Jet black and completely opaque with a tall brown head of foam. The head slumps to a sheet covering the beer , streaks of lace trail the glass.

Aromas of licorice and coffee followed by unmistakable wood smoke. Not overly pungent but clean and full of dark grain character.

Initial flavors of dark chocolate and coffee-like bitterness give way to an underlying malt sweetness and mellow smoke notes. Outstanding balance of scorched caramel with lots of roasted grain flavors and a deftly measured hop bitterness. The smoke aspect folds in smoothly and perfectly compliments this flavorfull Porter.

Medium to full bodied with an oily, viscous mouth feel that floods the mouth with an amazing array of complex taste sensations. Unique mainly in its near perfection and impeccable balance, there is no mistaking this for anything other than a Porter. It reminds me a bit of Sam Smiths Taddy, but better all around and the smokey notes round it out and add a measure of depth lacking in any other Porter Ive had.

The finish brings the hops forward with a mild bitterness along side some faint lingering smoke and a slightly warming alcohol burn. Absolutely remarkable and outstanding example of a Smoked Robust Porter and very nearly worth a trip to Quebec for more. Alaskan Smoked Porter ( a great beer!) eat your friggin heart out!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2005 00:08:29 | More by Shiredave
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Tim2000

Quebec (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

341 mL bottle, 2004 edition.

Pours a rich black with a thin tan head that quickly sinks into a delicate lacing.

Intense smoky aroma mingles with roasted grains.

Smoky flavours dominate but there is a nice malty touch to this beer. Coffee and burnt toast notes are present as well as a faint tartness about halfway through. A pleasant hop bitterness becomes detectable as the flavour progresses and the drink winds down with warming alcohol and dryness, all enveloped in campfire smoke. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, carbonation high.

I don't think you could make a better tasting smoked porter.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2005 01:02:42 | More by Tim2000
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Calumet from Brasserie Bièropholie
89 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.