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'Smokiest' Porter

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by fx20736, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. fx20736

    fx20736 Advocate (685) New York Mar 7, 2009

    I love Porters. Three flavors I encounter over and over in the best Porters are:


    Smoke is the flavor that intrigues me most (I'm a non-smoker but I really enjoy BBQ and Islay Whiskys).

    Eddy Fitz has some nice smokiness which makes me wonder: Which Porters are the 'smokiest'?
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  2. beesy

    beesy Savant (415) Ohio Jul 21, 2010 Beer Trader

  3. beerloserLI

    beerloserLI Champion (795) New York Apr 2, 2011 Beer Trader

    Captain Lawrence makes a good smoked porter and you should be able to find it being in ny.
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  4. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Stone Smoked Porter is pretty dope.
  5. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Savant (425) Missouri Jun 10, 2008 Beer Trader

    O'Fallon Smoked Porter is pretty smokey.
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  6. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poobah (1,200) Colorado Aug 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    Mikkeller Black Hole Peat Whiskey Aged.
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  7. I agree with the Captain Lawrence. One of my favs
  8. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,285) Michigan May 5, 2010 Beer Trader

    Left Hand Smoke Jumper is pretty awesome
  9. BigDaveLB

    BigDaveLB Aficionado (230) California Jan 22, 2013 Subscriber

    Smoking wood from The Bruery is the smokiest I have had!
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  10. sooooooooo good. like smokey pulled pork and chocolate in one beer!!
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  11. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Have tried all the ones mentioned in this thread so far, and Capt. Lawrence is the best of them. CL also makes an Imperial Smoked Porter occasionally (keg only) that is better than almost any other Porter of any variety. Keep an eye out for that one too.
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  12. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Smoke jumper from left hand. Very good!
  13. It doesn't really matter whether you smoke or not, if a beer had cigarette smoke flavour it would pretty disgusting.
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  14. elNopalero

    elNopalero Advocate (740) Texas Oct 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    I'm going to throw a nod to the Ranger Creek Mesquite Smoked Porter. (When it's on-point it's "like brisket in a bottle" although my most recent experience with it was hit-and-miss, unfortunately.)
  15. islandboi8204

    islandboi8204 Savant (425) New York Jul 28, 2011 Beer Trader

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  16. jaxon53

    jaxon53 Advocate (730) Connecticut Mar 1, 2006 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Grey Sail from RI has one that's pretty good..
  17. Burnpile from Magic Hat surprised the hell out of me.
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  18. Much less smokey than Stone Smoked Porter though. Still, it's an awesome beer. I would reach for it because I can enjoy more than one without feeling like I ate a pack of Marlboros. Stone Smoked Porter is amazing, but I'd never reach for a second pint after the first. Leaning Chimney on the other hand is one I would gladly have a few of.
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  19. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter was horrible. It sucked every bit of decency out of my mouth. I was left with shit breath and a bad beer mood. I think I dumped some of it too.

    Stone is my main man in this department.
  20. tronto

    tronto Savant (270) Kentucky Dec 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yazoo Sue is the smokiest I've had. Very good beer as well.
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  21. BB1313

    BB1313 Poobah (1,010) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    Yep.. O'Fallon Smoke is one of the more underrated porters out there..
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  22. King Titus from Maine Beer Co is the smokiest I've had, but I can't recommend it. It wasn't a robust smoke, it was more like three-day-old ashtray smoke.
  23. Kadonny

    Kadonny Advocate (705) Pennsylvania Sep 5, 2007 Beer Trader

    Stone Vanilla Smoked Porter is awesome!
  24. smutty33

    smutty33 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    Anyone that loves "smoke" should try the Capt.'s Imperial Smoked Porter.Delicious.

    "The" best I have yet to try.

    On another note,I am looking 4ward to trying Grey Sail's new offering.

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  25. MikeCactusGordon

    MikeCactusGordon Advocate (710) Ohio Feb 20, 2011 Beer Trader

  26. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Savant (420) Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Fat Heads Up in Smoke Porter is out of this world.

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  27. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Advocate (670) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Epic Smoked Porter
  28. ColdOne

    ColdOne Advocate (700) New York Jan 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    I like a little bit of smoke, but the CL Smoked Porter was a bit much for my palate. Does anyone know whether the smoke mellows with age?

  29. HumanParaquat

    HumanParaquat Advocate (500) Indiana Jun 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    Alaskan Smoked Porter/Schlenkerla Rauchbier black and tan, FTW
  30. jmosborn

    jmosborn Aficionado (100) Michigan Jul 30, 2011

    London Porter from Arcadia
  31. HumanParaquat

    HumanParaquat Advocate (500) Indiana Jun 23, 2011 Beer Trader

  32. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Surly smoke blew my mind. I love that beer so much
  33. seplo

    seplo Savant (490) Connecticut Sep 8, 2009 Beer Trader

    Smoking Wood
  34. hopswap1

    hopswap1 Savant (490) Illinois Apr 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Agreed on the Sue recomendations. One of the best porters, let alone smoked porters, I've tried.
  35. Handle

    Handle Savant (415) North Carolina Mar 16, 2009

    Of those mentioned, I'll say that Yazoo Sue, The Bruery's Smoking Wood and Left Hand's Smokejumper are about the smokiest porters I've had.

    Don't limit yourselves to porters when looking for smoke, though!
  36. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (380) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Alaskan Smoked Porter, hands down!
  37. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    Huge fan of smoking wood. Split a 750 with a friend and enjoy!
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  38. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Savant (365) Illinois Sep 1, 2010 Beer Trader

  39. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Savant (315) Minnesota Dec 7, 2010 Beer Trader

    i agree, its a great balance this year. easy to get
  40. Rizalini

    Rizalini Savant (365) Nevada Jan 20, 2011

    The Bruery Smoking Wood