'Smokiest' Porter

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  1. fx20736

    fx20736 Meyvn (1,017) Mar 7, 2009 New York

    I love Porters. Three flavors I encounter over and over in the best Porters are:


    Smoke is the flavor that intrigues me most (I'm a non-smoker but I really enjoy BBQ and Islay Whiskys).

    Eddy Fitz has some nice smokiness which makes me wonder: Which Porters are the 'smokiest'?
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  2. beesy

    beesy Disciple (391) Jul 21, 2010 Ohio
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  3. beerloserLI

    beerloserLI Defender (654) Apr 2, 2011 New York
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    Captain Lawrence makes a good smoked porter and you should be able to find it being in ny.
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  4. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Stone Smoked Porter is pretty dope.
  5. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Aspirant (238) Jun 10, 2008 Missouri
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    O'Fallon Smoked Porter is pretty smokey.
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  6. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,374) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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    Mikkeller Black Hole Peat Whiskey Aged.
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  7. Pythonhgr

    Pythonhgr Initiate (13) Dec 10, 2006 New Jersey

    I agree with the Captain Lawrence. One of my favs
  8. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (9,673) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Left Hand Smoke Jumper is pretty awesome
  9. BigDaveLB

    BigDaveLB Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2013 California

    Smoking wood from The Bruery is the smokiest I have had!
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  10. IamMe90

    IamMe90 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Wisconsin

    sooooooooo good. like smokey pulled pork and chocolate in one beer!!
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  11. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,286) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Have tried all the ones mentioned in this thread so far, and Capt. Lawrence is the best of them. CL also makes an Imperial Smoked Porter occasionally (keg only) that is better than almost any other Porter of any variety. Keep an eye out for that one too.
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  12. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Smoke jumper from left hand. Very good!
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  13. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,743) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It doesn't really matter whether you smoke or not, if a beer had cigarette smoke flavour it would pretty disgusting.
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  14. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,647) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    I'm going to throw a nod to the Ranger Creek Mesquite Smoked Porter. (When it's on-point it's "like brisket in a bottle" although my most recent experience with it was hit-and-miss, unfortunately.)
  15. islandboi8204

    islandboi8204 Aspirant (258) Jul 28, 2011 New York
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  16. jaxon53

    jaxon53 Meyvn (1,134) Mar 1, 2006 Connecticut
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    Grey Sail from RI has one that's pretty good..
  17. GrindFatherBob

    GrindFatherBob Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2010 New York

    Burnpile from Magic Hat surprised the hell out of me.
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  18. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Much less smokey than Stone Smoked Porter though. Still, it's an awesome beer. I would reach for it because I can enjoy more than one without feeling like I ate a pack of Marlboros. Stone Smoked Porter is amazing, but I'd never reach for a second pint after the first. Leaning Chimney on the other hand is one I would gladly have a few of.
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  19. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter was horrible. It sucked every bit of decency out of my mouth. I was left with shit breath and a bad beer mood. I think I dumped some of it too.

    Stone is my main man in this department.
  20. tronto

    tronto Initiate (84) Dec 22, 2010 Kentucky
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    Yazoo Sue is the smokiest I've had. Very good beer as well.
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  21. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,560) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Yep.. O'Fallon Smoke is one of the more underrated porters out there..
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  22. bramsdell

    bramsdell Aspirant (278) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    King Titus from Maine Beer Co is the smokiest I've had, but I can't recommend it. It wasn't a robust smoke, it was more like three-day-old ashtray smoke.
  23. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,241) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Stone Vanilla Smoked Porter is awesome!
  24. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (606) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Anyone that loves "smoke" should try the Capt.'s Imperial Smoked Porter.Delicious.

    "The" best I have yet to try.

    On another note,I am looking 4ward to trying Grey Sail's new offering.

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  25. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Defender (646) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
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  26. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (241) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Fat Heads Up in Smoke Porter is out of this world.

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  27. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Epic Smoked Porter
  28. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (220) Jan 19, 2013 New York
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    I like a little bit of smoke, but the CL Smoked Porter was a bit much for my palate. Does anyone know whether the smoke mellows with age?

  29. HumanParaquat

    HumanParaquat Devotee (426) Jun 23, 2011 Indiana
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    Alaskan Smoked Porter/Schlenkerla Rauchbier black and tan, FTW
  30. jmosborn

    jmosborn Initiate (118) Jul 30, 2011 Michigan

    London Porter from Arcadia
  31. HumanParaquat

    HumanParaquat Devotee (426) Jun 23, 2011 Indiana
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  32. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    Surly smoke blew my mind. I love that beer so much
  33. seplo

    seplo Disciple (376) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    Smoking Wood
  34. hopswap1

    hopswap1 Disciple (365) Apr 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Agreed on the Sue recomendations. One of the best porters, let alone smoked porters, I've tried.
  35. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Of those mentioned, I'll say that Yazoo Sue, The Bruery's Smoking Wood and Left Hand's Smokejumper are about the smokiest porters I've had.

    Don't limit yourselves to porters when looking for smoke, though!
  36. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Alaskan Smoked Porter, hands down!
  37. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Huge fan of smoking wood. Split a 750 with a friend and enjoy!
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  38. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Aspirant (282) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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  39. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Aspirant (202) Dec 7, 2010 Minnesota
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    i agree, its a great balance this year. easy to get
  40. Rizalini

    Rizalini Zealot (537) Jan 20, 2011 Nevada
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    The Bruery Smoking Wood
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