Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial PorterSmoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter
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:
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Added by GCBrewingCo on 12-19-2006

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Ratings:
632
Reviews:
260
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
82
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69
For Trade:
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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of deg
4.84/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of justinm4bama
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of akolb
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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 -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
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 -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maestro0708
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
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 +5.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass, purchase at Harris teeter grocery store.
A: pours a Coca Cola dark brown reddish body, brown 1 finger foam head, carbonation
S: sweet malt, smoke, charred wood, aroma of a campfire
M: medium thick body, with juicy finish on the tongue
T: heavy smoke hits the palate up front, charred wood, coffee, slightly sweet toasted malt, notes of molasses, earthy hop in the rear,

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatHammerhead
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 22 oz bottle stamped "Vintage 2016 Best by 11/14/21" poured into a pint glass.

Look: Solid black coloration with a one finger dark tan head. Good head retention.

Smell: Malts, hops, and some light smoke.

Taste: Dark chocolate, bitter coffee and a trail of smoke finish with some lingering alcohol.

Feel: Thick body, low carbonation and warming alcohol.

Overall: A very good imperial porter. Smoke seems to disappear as the beer warms.

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Photo of JustinSparks
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 12/31/2016 at Natty Greeneā€™s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains roasted malts, some smoke, some coffee and chocolate.

T: The taste starts out with some smokiness followed by some mildly sweet flavors of coffee, dark fruit and chocolate. The malt character is hearty and the hops presence is mild creating some balance. The after-taste is slightly smoky and slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, this is a decent porter to drink for a while.

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Photo of argock
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great for one try but very smoky in the flavor > aroma. Not quite ashy but close. A little more sweetness would help this beer, maybe some milk chocolate tones.

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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
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