Ice Harvest Porter | Squam Brewing

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Ice Harvest PorterIce Harvest Porter

Brewed by:
Squam Brewing
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Smoke Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 11
Photo of risendragon
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought from Jasper's Homebrew Supply Store in Nashua, right before I brewed my own robust porter BIAB style. Poured from a bomber into a standard glass.

L- Dark mahogany, almost pitch black but with a slight opaqueness to it. One finger head quickly dissipated, but nice lacing.

S- First note I get is aged vanilla, smooth chocolate, almost candy-like sweetness. Some caramel and roasted malts and some smoke and dark fruits, mainly cherry. Too sweet for my liking.

T- Smokiness and dark malts, dark chocolate, some dark fruit as well. The sweetness in the aroma is a bit muted, the bitterness mainly comes from the dark malts, and the hop presence is rather muted as well.

F- A bit thin for a porter, but not watery by any means.

O- A decent porter, it does not really stand out but it's definitely one I would re-visit.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a ruby-highlighted, dark brown coloring with a frothy, light tan coating of head that is clingy and low profile. Aromas of roasted nuts, bitter coffee, woody notes, and hints of baker's chocolate. Flavors are roasted forward, with a chocolate and nutty blend, almost leaning into a mocha character, with a bitter build at the end. Thin and dry bodied, with a bittersweet and roasted aftertaste. The beer has a bitter chocolate and coffee linger in a dry, slow finish. Decent tasting beer, and it nails the feel for the style. Solid.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 22 fl. oz. bomber. Sampled on July 14, 2013.

The color is extra dark brown to practically black with an opaque clarity and a soft, silky head sitting on top for most of the session.

On the nose there is smoke and sweetness which tend to offset each other brilliantly. No coffee but a little chocolate or vanilla.

The medium body has a loose sort of texture too. Not astringent or acidic but kind of juicy for lack of a better description.

Sweet caramel and dark malts are forward in the taste with the smokiness playing up the rear more so. It reminds me a bit of an Irish Dry Stout although I think it is meant to emulate Samuel Smith Taddy Porter. Drinkable and something I would drink again.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mostly clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of caramel and chocolate with a hint of earthy hops and a nice compliment of sweet woody bacon. The flavor is sweet with caramel and milk chocolate with a hint of cherry and a solid shot of smokey woody phenols. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet and somewhat tart mouthfeel. Nice smokey dark beer, very well done.

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Ice Harvest Porter from Squam Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 11 ratings