Up In Smoke Imperial Smoked Porter | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Stinkypuss on 05-05-2013

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of heddar33
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevem68
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an deep Amber color. Aroma is smoky. Flavor a smoke, kind of perfumed. With some roasted malts and a touch of booziness. Overall this is ok but nothing special.

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Photo of BB1313
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

32oz growler filled at Fat Head's Taphouse in Middleburg Hts., Ohio

Growler poured into a tulip. Pours black and no light seems to be getting through. Nice light khaki head that fades leaving very nice retention and lacing. The aromas are subtle with lots of cocoa malts. The smoke is there, but not overpowering. The flavors are very bold. Tons of rich milk chocolate. The smoke is there, but subtle. Lots of anise and black licorice notes. Hints of vanilla too. It's on the sweeter side, but absolutely not cloying. There's a subtle warmth in the finish, but it's clean. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. The mouthfeel is great. It's full-bodied and fluffy with active carbonation; creamy and smooth. It's easy to drink and becomes even more enjoyable as it warms up.

This is a very solid imperial porter. The smoke doesn't seem to dominate, but it definitely lets its presence be known. They stay true to the porter style. Enjoyable brew.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nice chocolate and malt heat but not very noticeable a solid brew

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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grodd87
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of acidreflux
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of nrbw23
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of barflybastard
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of hinemk76
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of reitzbrewing
2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of stakem
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft offering at the Pitt location served in a snifter. The brew appears black in color with a brown head. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass and a thin film of brown clarity is seen around the edges.

This brew smells like your clothes after sitting by a campfire...in a good way. It is roasty and earthen with lots of char to the grain giving minor coffee and chocolate quality hiding under smoke.

The taste is quite smokey and earthen with char and molasses-like sweetness with a hint of raisony alcohol. It is almost woody into the aftertaste with the smoke being well integrated and enjoyable and not over-done.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is boozy and a sipper. I enjoyed the balance of booze, roast and smoke in this. I would drink it again.

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Photo of rodlavers
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Fat Heads in Pittsburgh. Snifter, thin tan head, similar lacing, blavk coffee color. Looks thick.

Smells roasty. Light coffee and malt.

heavy smoked profile, bacony, smoked meat and tobacco, malt and coffee flavors. Smoked meat/tobacco prominent.

Feels extreemly smooth virtually no carbonation, almost syrupy like a barrel aged stout.

Overall fantastic Porter, one if my favorites.

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Photo of KJ2013
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of jzeilinger
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chocolate brown black color with an even toffee creamy layer of head that rests on top and doesn't subside.

Nice smoky aroma, charcoal, and roasted dark chocolate in the nose.

Follows the nose with a generous portion of smoke, dark chocolate, and Char flavor from start to finish. Concludes with a lingering bitter chocolate and char finish. The alcohol is incredibly well hidden with no effervescence or burn on the way down.

Very thick, full bodied, and silky smooth.

Nicely done.

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Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Cazlo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of lpotter
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A stronger version of the Up In Smoke Smoked Porter, this brew pours midnight black with a tan froth that leaves plenty of lace. Aroma of smoke, charcoal, malted milk balls and dark chocolate. In the flavor, a pleasant smoke with notes of chocolate. The alcohol was well hidden by the smoke and cocoa. Mildly bitter hops are working well with the coffee and char. Overall, this was a good beer. I'd get it again.

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Up In Smoke Imperial Smoked Porter from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 25 ratings