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Smoke Jumper Stout | Firehouse Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Firehouse Brewing Co.
South Dakota, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This dry stout features a roasted coffee-like bitterness and a clean well balanced palate. A gentle hop bitterness is present. Fantastic with a meal or by itself.

Added by beernut7 on 08-14-2002

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a gentle dark brown close to black color with a thin white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Some light stringy lacing slid into the body. The smell had a dry roasted coffee bean with a super light underscore of chocolate. The taste was dry, light chocolate with a lighter dose of the coffee bean. On the palate, this one came across right at a medium on the body. Sessionable? Maybe... Overall, this was a pretty good Irish Dry Stout worthy of having again.

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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of johnyb
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tone
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight coffee, and slight smoke. Fits the style of an Irish Dry Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of coffee, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of alcohol, and a hint of smoke. Overall, great appearance, decent body, good blend, great feel, and decent body.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of KlayWey
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of paulys55
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of doucmehu
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From notes last week.

A: Solid creamy head that dissipates quickly, inky dark and inviting. Leaves minimal lacing.

S: Very nice, wasn't expecting much after the first few lame pints. Roasty semisweet chocolate, malted milk, burnt toast.

T: Does not live up to the nose or appearance. There is not much going on here, it is a fairly straightforward dry stout. Some roasted and burnt malts and grain.

M: Weak carbonation despite moderate head, a bit thin, gear nose but missing the rest of the way.

O: Decent stout, it's a shame the taste and mouthfeel are so off from the nice nose and appearance. Easy to drink but certainly nothing special, however it is much better than some of their other beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of tavernjef
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fresh growler! Thanks little Sis!
Deep brown nearly black pour. Sits as an ebon liquid in the glass capped with a datn frothy foam about a finger high. A bit of a skim remains once the crown fades and there's a few spots of lacing.

Aroma is quite bittered of burnt stuff, hence the name smoke jump. Some chocolate is evident across the nose but its soft and creamy like a filled donut. However, the rawness of bitter burnt coffee-like aroma is bit overwhelming and isn't as balanced as I'd like, but its still pretty decent.

As goes the aroma as goes the taste with this one. Bittered burnt coffee rawness and crazy tanged smokeyness are overwhelmingly unbalanced. If the chocolate found in the aroma would show more in the taste and help balance it with some sweetness would be beneficial.

Body is lighter medium with a slight smooth tone of carbonation but the burntish tang, again, is a bit much on the palate and keeps this from being fully enjoyable.

Pretty average stout with a boost of burnt flavor and aroma then what you might find in other Americanized stout styles. This needs some smoothing out and balance.

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Smoke Jumper Stout from Firehouse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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