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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial PorterSmoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by GCBrewingCo on 12-19-2006

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Ratings: 634 |  Reviews: 260
Photo of JohnLynch
3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MammothTarantula
3.37/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A: Poured a magnificent jet black. Head did not form until a few seconds after pouring. The head was tan and topped at at about 3.5 fingers and stuck around for awhile. Minimal lacing. An absolutely gorgeous beer.

S: Nothing special here. Just your typical porter maltiness with a maybe a tinge of smoke at the end.

T: Rich malts and faint hops, just your typical porter taste. Maybe a weird little bit of grass. The smokiness was nearly nonexistent, coming in at the very end. I was expecting more a rauchbier-like smokiness, so this was very disappointing. Still a good tasting beer despite the lack of a stronger smoke character.

M: Thick and slick. Medium carbonation.

O: Decent porter. The lack of smokiness was very disappointing. This was an expensive beer, so I probably won't purchase it again.

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Photo of Magery
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of JimGlonke
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

vintage 2011.

poured into tulip glass.

reviewed from notes taken 4/30/2012.

Appearance: dark brown to light black bodied beer with 2 fingers of brown head that drops to a thin cap. Nice lacing.

Smell: a nice clean smoke that is meaty and bacony. Notes of peat moss and earthy. No getting many of the traditional porter notes because the smoke overpowers everything.

Taste: Taste follows the nose. Bacony smoke with a hint of porter. This beer is smoke forward, but the smoke is not out of control. Hops add a bit of earthiness to this brew. A hint of cocoa in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The beer has a dry finish from the smoke. Borderline thin body for a porter, if this beer was thicker it would take this beer to a whole new level. Carbonation is done well.

Overall: This is a really great smoked porter. My new favorite beer from left hand brewing Company!

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Photo of raszputini
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great brew. This is a stout with a thinner mouth for all intents and purposes. The pour is jet black with a thin camel colored head. The nose is of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. The elevated ABV is well hidden, this brew is not boozy at all. The taste is consistent with the nose and includes the roast, chocolate, and coffee, maybe even marshmallows with a heavy but pleasant charcoal smoke tone that stays throughout. Smooth, no tweaky "fake strength" to hide the ABV. Finishes remarkably clean with no weird aftertaste that often accompanies big dark brews.

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Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of 6demonbag
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of joesc230
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of avalon07
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bomber to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was a huge, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A smoky aroma to say the least, with hints of malt and hops as well.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, a little chocolate, a hint of coffee, and the ubiquitous smoky quality. The flavor is closer to a stout than a porter, but that's not a bad thing. A big, focused, enjoyable flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: You enjoyment of this beer (and others like it) depends entirely on your love of the smokiness. If you like it, this is a beer for you.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

A- Pours a dark black color with a light tan head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is a lot of smoked and roasted malts and a lot of sweet chocolate as well. Smells great!

T- The taste is roasted malts up front with some sweetness and smoke and a touch of hops in the finish along with a lot of warmth from the alcohol.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
O- Overall, Smoke Jumpers is a great beer. I always enjoy a good smoked beer, and this one was very enjoyable. Recommended!

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Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TonyTalon
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of samie85
3.1/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a jet black with two fingers of light brown head that quickly dissipates to 1/2 a finger.

Smells of light smoky notes, cocoa powder and some light roasted notes.

Big notes of chocolate with some deep roasted notes... not getting much smoke here.... a little on the end.

Very creamy and full-bodied with light carbonation.

I was expecting a ton of smoke from this... along the lines of a rauch, but it fails to deliver.

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Photo of BenSnowden
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Googs
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of n2185
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with two fingers of tan head that recedes into a thin layer with little lacing.

S: Roasted malts up front with sweet chocolate and lots of smokey aromas.

T: Similar to the aroma, roasted malts hit first with some dark chocolate flavors. Smoke and meat flavors bring up the finish.

M: Medium-thick body with lowish carbonation, this beer avoids being watery, but could use a bit more carbonation or a thicker body.

O: A good beer, overall. Simple, but tasty.

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Photo of jaidenjb
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of alpinebryant
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark chocolate color with minimal head.

S: Dark roasted malt, cherry smoked malt and a bit of roast pig.

T: Well after seeking this one out for some time on my wants list, I finally came across it on tap to my surprise. First up was a mouthful of chocolate mixing with bitter baker chocolate and a nice cherrywood smoked malt base.

M: Very smooth and mildly carbonated on tap. I suspect this would have a little more carbonation out of a bottle, but the mouthfeel is very slick and full bodied.

O: This is a very good Porter with tons of chocolate flavor and a good dosing of smoke. Like most porters, it has the signature sweetness of a baltic porter. I really enjoyed it, it lived up to my expectations.

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Photo of denver10
3.08/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pours black with an effervescent black head. Smells smoky and a little sweet. Like smoked meat dipped in chocolate (though I didn't get a chocolate specific smell to it, more about being sweet and rich). Flavor matched the aroma, smoked meet dunked in a sweet, malty broth. A nice medium to heavy creamy body to this. Overall, good for what it is I imagine, but I definitely discovered that I am not a fan of smoked beer. I could not get through my pint...sorry.

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had the privledge of getting this beer at the store i work at aged on the self, found a few bottles with a 2008 bottle date! One of our beer reps pointed that out to me, thanks bud! This is a great example of a smoked porter, i've had a few considering porters are my favorite. Stone will give this a run for its money considering its half the price. My bottle being 3 plus years old probably was smokier than normal but was great. Smoke was stong but not overwelming, had a smooth feel on the mouth and a slightly oily aftertaste. has good coffee and slight mocha notes. try this beer if u can find it!

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: Handsome dark brown. Mocha head and messy lacing (recedes quickly but messy while it lasts).
smell: Very nice in your face smoke with a worthy malt to counter. Smoky and rich.
taste: That really works. Smoky, malty and dangerously smooth. Nicely done Left Hand.
mouthfeel: a bit thin.
overall: Nicely done. A smoked imperial porter. Never had that before but respect for a another fine creation.

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Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 634 ratings
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