Smoke Jumper | Left Hand Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smoked imperial porter

Added by GCBrewingCo on 12-19-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,456
Reviews:
261
Ratings:
641
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of RayCannata
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

**
11/16/17

Smoked Porter/Stout tasting with DC. Bottle to snifter.
Bottled 3/24/14

LOOK: black color, hints of brown swirling around; head fades fast, but very strong lacing.
AROMA: Very Smokey...this was by far the smokiest and best of the bunch. Tobacco, roasted barley.
TASTE: smoke dominates, coffee, a hint of some peppery heat.
FEEL: Smooth and silky, almost full bodied.

This beer held up very well after 3 yrs, 8 mos.

Will buy this again if I see it. Technically DC bought this one, so not really "again".

Left Hand Smoke Jumper 4.21
Terrapin Smoke on the Porter 4.15
Forgotten Boarwalk Morro Castle 3.85
Flying Fish Port Roll Porter 3.82
Stone Smoked Porter 3.66
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Photo of drewskihausen
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beaulabauve
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MeIquiades
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baklo
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of deg
4.84/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of justinm4bama
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a pretty nice brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy/foamy white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, vanilla. The taste is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, vanilla, Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of akolb
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma has smoke, dark chocolate, juniper, and sweetness. Assertive smokiness comes through in the taste, with a rich malt backdrop and a hint of chocolate.

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Photo of PureSteele
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More of an Aecht fan for smokiness but this is pretty solid too.

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Photo of Wrigfen
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maestro0708
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber
2016 Vintage
Best by 2021

Look: Pours black with a quickly dissipating dark tan head.

Smell: Roasted malts combined with smokiness.

Taste: Following the nose, big roasted malt flavor, ever-present but not overpowering smokiness, sweet molasses and hints of chocolate.

Feel: Thick and slightly sticky, medium carbonation.

Overall: This is an awesome Porter. The smokiness is pronounced but not overwhelming. The flavors complement each other wonderfully. Very happy to have picked this one up, great tribute to smoke jumpers!

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4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Swillburger/The Playhouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a small white head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like sweet and earthy smoke, chocolate syrupy, roasted malt, and a hint of hops.

This is pretty great- Left Hand really knows their way around dark beers. The smokiness is slightly sweet, and pretty earthy, without some of that ashiness or plasticky phenols from smoked beers. There's chocolate, molasses, lightly roasted malt, and just a hint of hops. It's sweet without being overly so.

This is medium bodied, fairly creamy, with a good level of carbonation.

I liked this one a lot more than I expected to. It's really good and quite easy to drink.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage. Poured into tulip glass. It pours jet black with dark walnut hues, and a full finger of creamy, khaki-colored head and extensive lacing with excellent retention. It smells of wood smoke, char, tobacco, burnt coffee, roasted malt, and a whiff of caramel. The smoke and char dominates the taste, along with burnt coffee grounds, baker's chocolate, and a hint of hops at the finish. There is also a slight taste of dark fruit that provides a note of sweetness. The taste becomes more complex and interesting as the glass warms. For a porter, it has a thick, creamy mouth feel, with mild carbonation, and its 8.8% ABV gives it nice substance without being overly boozy. Overall, this is a thoroughly enjoyable American Porter. The smoke is evident but it doesn't overwhelm the other flavors. I'll seek out Smoke Jumper again!

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Smoke Jumper from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 641 ratings