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Smoked Porter | Brewery Ommegang

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3.9/5
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27 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Fall

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Added by teromous on 10-21-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,346
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
27
pDev:
5.64%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of JayQue
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dense brown color from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Some light gets through. Big khaki head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma is roasted malt with only a little smoked aspect. Flavor features roasted malt, a little chocolate and coffee and a more robust smokiness than the aroma but still not a heavy smokiness. Flavor is good, no usual Ommegang Belgian signature. This is a porter, pure and simple, not a Belgian hybrid. Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. The smokiness is not that prominent. I liked it. Shows some versatility by Ommegang, one of my favorite breweries!!!!!

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Best by 09/2018 marked in black ink on the neck of the bottle and is only visible when the bottle is empty.

Very dark brown, basically black in color and opaque. Large tan head that shows great retention, as so many of Ommegang's beers do. No surprise that this looks awesome in the glass.

Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and dark fruits to round it out. Very slight hint of smoke at the end that you really have to search for. Strong roasted malt flavor with a bit of earthy and spicy hops for balance. Again, the chocolate and fruit is there but the smoke is really hidden. Medium-full bodied with a smooth finish.

I was a little disappointed by the lack of smoked malt, but it's a solid beer with little else to find fault with. I hope Ommegang makes this a year round offering.

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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Kinda tasty. Smoke is a complement, but also slightly offensive. Not thin.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a nice chunky khaki head that sticks around leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are malt forward with some hints of cocoa. The smoke aromas are mild and basically go unnoticed. The flavors follow the nose for the most part, but are bolder. More cocoa along with some marshmallow. Mild hints of smoke. Strong malt backbone. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied with very sharp active carbonation. It's pretty fluffy and smooth.

This is a solid porter. It's a very clean brew. The smoke aspects don't dominate. It's still a nice example of the style. It's traditional, especially for Ommegang. There are no Belgian characteristics. The craftsmanship is on point. Not bad at all.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeypuck
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SFNC
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkazemi
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brureview
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best starting at 45°. Nice looking chocolate brown porter with a good 3F Head.
Light chocolate nose, malty.
Medium light body.
Taste is quite good: chocolate, malty, roasted malt.

The Saaz hops give it a spicy, earthy taste.

Different approach to the usually less carbonated and less bitter American porter.
The hops make this one different,
Nice beer. My favorite American porter is Eugene by Revolution Brewing. Less taste, more laid back drinking.

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Photo of mikeinportc
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Completely dark, dark brown/almost black, with creamy, long-lasting tan head & lacing.

Smells as expected : roasted malt, with a touch of mocha. At first, no smoke, but a faint touch of smokiness shows up after a few minutes. (My neighbors' VERY smoky fire (i.e. indoor burn barrel , not that he would ever....... ;)) , right now,may have desensitized me to the smell of smoke. :P )

Flavor is more-or-less as it smells, except a touch more smoke. Finishes with light, pleasant, bitterness, and a bit of tang (similar to rye bread crust).

Feel is moderately oily, with a bit of fine-carbonation tingle.

Overall, very well-done! Could drink it all day. This despite the 7.6% abv, which is not apparent at all.

Additional note : the smoke is barely there, a suggestion, rather than an overwhelming presence.

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Photo of Gmann
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich dark brown color with a tight creamy brown head. Some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of pumpernickel and caramel. Ever so slight hint of smoke.

The taste is of toasted brown bread, some chocolate and ash. Mild caramel sweetness. A general earthy bitterness but no real smoke flavor. Perhaps a hint of smoke.

The feel is well bodied with prickly carbonation. It’s sweet to start but has an offsetting earthy bitterness. A bit sticky.

The base porter is quite good but I really don’t get any smoke. I like smokey beers so I had to ding the score for that.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LOOKS: A dark brew with a half finger of tan head that settles quickly to a ring. Mild lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Dark roasted malt, and a smoky quality that is not obnoxious.
TASTE: Wow, salty!! You get all of the flavors of the roasted malts and a BQ smokiness that is in line with the flavor and feel of this brew.
FEEL: Medium-ish body, very dry, and average carbonation.
OVERALL: Does nothing for me, because, I'd rather get all the smokiness from the grill, and have a better counterpoint with a brown ale, or traditional porter.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Smoked Porter from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 27 ratings
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