Smoke On The Porter, Fire In The Rye | To Øl

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: Smoke Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A 13,2% Imperial Porter, using Rauch Malt for a depth of smoke, a selection of Chillies for subtle smokey flavours and designed to light the fire under you, and a mix of both roasted and regular Rye Malt to spice things up further.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,328
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
19
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 19
Photo of beergoot
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Coal black body; thick, sticky head; rings and globs of lacing along the glass. Roasted grain aroma with some spicy notes in the aroma. Rich, chocolaty flavor with a slowly evolving presence of chili pepper flavor; cocoa and cinnamon. Heavy body; dense and velvety; excellent chili heat.

A thick and chewy dark beer delivering a nice chili pepper kick to things. Rich and complex.

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Photo of MileHighBeerMike
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn, deep, dark and rich. The color is as my daughter would say, “darker than your soul.” And the head on this....perfect. My new favorite which is sad because it’s retired. Cheers!

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black topped by a very dense two finger light tan head that retains well and fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with excellent lacing
S: Smells of smoke and chocolate with some roasted malts, peppery heat and some light coffee
T: Taste is smokey and sweet up front with some nice chocolate and roasted malt notes with some nice peppery heat that starts to come in. Slight coffee and a nice hit of rye spice comes in at times as well. Swallow is light coffee, dark chocolate, more smoke and some lingering peppery heat.
M: This beer has a very smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is at the upper side of medium in body. The level of carbonation is low but adequate for the style. The beer finishes on the dry side which is expected at the ABV.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some great flavors and complexity. I always worry about beers with chilies added since it can sometimes get a little excessive but the amount of flavor here is very nice. Worth trying if you're into this sort of beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass with a nice, two finger khaki head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, chili pepper, green pepper (oddly), slight rye. Flavor is dark toasted malt with light char, immediate light chili burn, hint of rye tartness, cocoa. Chili fire heats up into the finish then tones down, leaving a long, lingering chocolate and light caramel finish, almost like a German chocolate cake with chilis. Medium bodied with a nice, firm creaminess. Kind of a roller coaster of flavor, at first, solid porter/stout malt then enough chili to make me think uh-oh, but it doesn't get oppressive. Then a quite pleasant chocolate cake finish (with a little Tabasco). This seems like it shouldn't work, but I really liked it. The chili is forward, but supported by robust malt. The chocolate and slight caramel flavors are very nice in the finish. Well done. No date on the bottle and this might be up to a year old, and held up well, if so. ABV covered well. To Øl often pushes the envelope and they usually pull it off, as in this case. And truly great name. Uh uh uh, uh uh uh uh.

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Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow there is a lot going on with this beer it's definitely a thinking mans beer. The smoke comes out but it isn't too over powering there is some spicy charecter to the beer. The only thing I didn't really enjoy was the alcohol comes off as a little hot. But considering the abv of this beer that's pretty impressive. Dark in color with a nice body. This beer has a very rich diverse aroma.

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Photo of TruePerception
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To Ol's Smoke on the Porter, FIre in the Rye, imperial stout brewed with rye and peppers. 13.2% ABV.

A: Black in the glass. Dark amber-brown in the dimple. Four full fingers of cocoa cereal colored head. Slowly deflates. ...Thin, stringy lacing. Sheeting is hard to discern.

S: Peppers are noticeable, front and center. I don't know my peppers, but the dominant aroma seems more vegetal, with a subtle waxiness. Smells kind of like a green salsa. Slight dark rye bread backing.

T/MF: A lot of pepper sweetness up front. I wasn't expecting that. A lot of sweet, dark rye, as well. It is quite sweet, in general. Light piquancy. Subtle waxiness. Some sweet char and char smoke. Graphite. Chocolate cake. A hint of booziness. The sweetness is a bit much. It could have used some more smoke or hops to balance it a bit, but still quite good. It comes across as a dessert-y beer, but doesn't quite seem right as one.

Poured from a 375mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color with huge, creamy brown head, looks amazing. Aroma has sweet malt, dark sugar and some nice smokiness in the background. Taste starts quite sweet and malty, smoked chili follows with a medium heat and lingers for a long time. Finish is more roasty and bitter but overall the beer leans towards the sweet side. Full bodied with a velvety soft mouthfeel. ABV is hidden extremely well, you only get some heat but it's combined with the chili heat and doesn't really bother. Really tasty beer with a nice smoke and chili flavor. Maybe for someone who doesn't like chilies it's a bit too hot but for me it's ok.

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Photo of Marius
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

37cl bottle. Pitch black, with a very tall and fine-grained tan head that sticks around for quite some time. Smells of smoke (like in a rauchbier), cocoa, dark chocolate and roasted malts. The taste follows the same notes, with an addition of milk chocolate and lactose. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and a very hot aftertaste due to the chillies.

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Smoke On The Porter, Fire In The Rye from To Øl
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 19 ratings