Fume | Blank Slate Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blank Slate Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
blankslatebeer.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
There was a time when all dark beers had a smoky flavor. Grains were traditionally roasted over an open flame. Then technology took over. Blank Slate’s Smoked Porter pays homage to those early days. Unlike many traditional smoke beers which are smoked with Beechwood, Fume uses Cherrywood smoked malt which gives this Brown Porter a very refined smoke character with a unique flavor profile.

Added by barczar on 11-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
24
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by patpbr:
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12 oz can into a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This nice porter pours a medium dark brown with amber highlights and a nice head
of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin light pool, and showcases some nice light
lacing. Nose of light campfire and a touch of chocolate with some light sweet malts. Flavors
lightly pull away from the nose with chocolate and moderate smoke with a touch of light
sugar notes and a whisper of earthy hops. Decent mouth feel; medium light body,
medium low carbonation, and a dry smoky finish.

Overall, a decent take on a porter.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Enochase04
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFMB
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown to black with a thumb widths light tan head. Nose is of deep smokey and roasted malts. First sip you immeadiatly get the smoked and toasted malts. It is fairly robust with a nice chalky dry chocolate flavor and a almost discernible cherrywood smoked characteristic. A little light on body for how roasty and smoked the beer is. A dry bakers chocolate finish. Pretty interesting beer. Cheers

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty decent smoke porter with lots of carbonation and slightly smokey.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of barczar
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's been in the growler over a week, unopened. Base style is a porter, but rather than using roast malt, the specialty malt was smoked with cherrywood.

Pours a deep brown with clear amber highlights and a dense beige head that lingers, eventually leaving sticky lacing.

Nutty, roasty malt meets cherry and smoke in the initial aroma. That cherry comes through more than anticipated, and the smoke is reminiscent of bbq. Chocolate notes surface late. Fairly complex.

Flavor is initially a hit of cherry and smoke, which disappear fairly quickly, becoming very chocolate dominant mid palate, a touch sweet, but becoming roasty and slightly charred at the finish. Nuttiness dominates the aftertaste. The cherry and smoke notes are more subtle than in the aroma, but some rears its head here and there throughout.

Body is moderate to a touch watery, with carbonation on the low side.

Interesting concept. A good example of a porter, with nice chocolate presence. Smoke and cherry dominate the aroma, but I'd almost rather they linger more in the flavor. Fun experiment.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Fume from Blank Slate Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 24 ratings
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