Smoked Porter | Epic Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
97 Ratings
Smoked PorterSmoked Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This nostalgic porter evokes memories of chocolate and coffee around a campfire. The cherry wood smoked malt used in this beer gives it a heavy smokiness that blends smoothly into the chocolate malty body. With a silky finish this porter is ideal for sipping on a cold winters eve.

Added by bishopgary on 12-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 31
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of einman
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corby112
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a 1.5 finger light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Smoked malt aroma with hints of charcoal, BBQ, bacon and ash along with sweeter malt notes underneath. Subtle toasted caramel malt with some dark chocolate and oatmeal. Decently smokey but not over the top.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a good balance of smokey and sweet malts along with a slight spicy hop presence. Smokey up front with hints of charred wood, BBQ, bacon and charcoal quickly countered by sweeter toasted malt notes. Some bitter dark chocolate and oatmeal that lingers into a bitter dry finish. Nicely balanced but this balance makes the beer tame and not as smokey as I prefer. Good but not the smoke bomb that I had hoped for. A nice intro to the style.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LAp
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, but not great. There are plenty of better beers with more smokiness or more complexity to their smokey elements. This beer simply has a respectable porter base, and accents it with moderate, inoffensive smoke.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Release # 30, bottling date of 05/21/14 according to their website

Appearance - Pours cola brown with a thin, khaki colored head. Fair retention, but leaves a sturdy level of suds across the surface. Lacing is minimal, with a few spots left here and there around the glass.

Smell - Smoke, chocolate and lightly roasted malt. Faint 'cola-like' caramel.

Taste - Mild flavor, with charred smokiness being the predominant character. Lesser notes of chocolate and faint roasted malt. There's a fair amount of sweetness, with a bit of caramel cola character found in the mix. Finishes smokey and slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full body with moderate carbonation. Slightly chalky texture with a mostly dry finish.

Overall - Seems to have aged well, but not quite as deep or roasty as I would have wanted, as the sweetness seems a bit overabundant. Maybe I've been spoiled by Mad River's Scotch Porter, but this doesn't strike me as a brew I'd seek out again.

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Photo of Bung
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. About medium brown pour, thin layer of whitish head.

Aroma, Solid malty, chocolate, peat and roast/smoked malt.

Taste, quite a bit of bready malt. Caramel, some toasted malt and smoke. Finishes with the smoked/burnt toffee.

Lighter than ideal, but the carbonation is fine. Pretty drinkable.

I'd say somewhere between a smoked brew and a porter. Another fairly interesting brew from Utah, though not as good as the Imperial Stout in this series.

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Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like this lower-octane style with a little less intensity. A nice smokiness that doesn't dominate, a malty richness, and a reasonable alcohol level.

Aromas of smoked sausage with a whiff of the campfire. Rather tart along with the malty sweetness. Some bitterness comes along with the earthy hop flavors. Smoke has the last word. The combination of tartness and fruitiness is quite nice. Light body and quite drinkable.

22 oz bottle from the Utah Liquor store in Sugar House, which has a decent selection of Epics.

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3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Release # 10.

Pours an opaque dark brown with a 1 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and some slight smoke aromas. Taste is of roasted malt, slight smoke, and some coffee bean flavors. There is a medium roasty bitterness that sticks to the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but the smoke aromas and flavors are somewhat subtle.

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3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

cool porter here, cherrywood smoked malt makes it subtle compared to some of the heavier ranch type darks out there. more brown than black in color by a long shot, more of a brown ale really, which is fine in a porter, and a just off white head an inch tall and lasting. nose is a little spicy like rye malt, cocoa powder, and meaty smoke like bacon. the flavor is less smoky than the nose, just enough to round it out, but its driven by sweeter grain with caramel and chocolate taking turns. a little fuzzy in feel, maybe some yeast left in this one, and rather filling for a lighter porter in color and alcohol. a satisfying winter or fall drink with a palate coating fullness and enough carbonation to wash almost clean. moderate hop profile too, primarily bitterness. an enjoyable beer from epic new to the denver market from what i understand.

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Smoked Porter from Epic Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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