Smoked Porter | Barley John's Brew Pub

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Barley John's Brew Pub
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by jera1350 on 12-20-2011

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Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
7.39%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Photo of tempest
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a glass at the brewpub, served dark with a tan head. There's a big smokey, but not quite meaty, aroma. This porter doesn't go light on the smoke, it's a mile away from the more balanced Stone Smoked Porter. More like the Schlenkerla brews. That's not a bad thing. If you want a big smokey beer, here it is. There isn't a lot of porter character, but I get a balancing sweetness and a hint of cocoa in the background. Worth a try.

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Photo of jera1350
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is apparently the same recipe as the Old 8 Porter, but with smoked malts added.

Served in a nonic, it is solid black with a thin brown cap of foam. A touch of lacing.

Smells malty and chocolatey with a very light smoke presence. The nose overall is not real strong.

The taste has lots of bittersweet chocolate and only a subtle amount of smoke. I was really hoping for lots of smoke, but it's just not there. Still quite tasty, but lacks smoke.

The feel is extremely silky smooth. A nice chewy thickness to the body as well.

A good beer for sure, but not quite the "smoked" beer as the name would suggest. More of an approachable smoked porter, but still good nonetheless.

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Smoked Porter from Barley John's Brew Pub
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