'Smokiest' Porter

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  1. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    It's a great beer, but it's nowhere near as smokey as others mentioned in this thread.
  2. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Almost forgot about Burning Bush smoked IPA. Had for New Years in Cali thanks to my brother. Damn, what a beer!
  3. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Yeah, I gotta get my hands on some of these if so!
  4. HumanParaquat

    HumanParaquat Devotee (426) Jun 23, 2011 Indiana
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    We'll have to check the ISUs :wink:
  5. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Champion (812) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    Ranger Creek Mesquite Smoked Porter is delicious. If you're in Texas.
  6. Scalzo

    Scalzo Aspirant (244) Feb 27, 2012 Illinois
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    The Bruery Smoking Wood Rye
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  7. shand

    shand Meyvn (1,419) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    Red Brick's Smoked Vanilla Gorilla was smoky as hell. Apparently the bottles were infected though.
  8. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Ha! It would be cool if there were some way to measure smokiness.
  9. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    It may not be the smokiest, but I am a huge fan of the Smoke & Dagger, as well as of Jack's Abby in general. It is listed as a Rauchbier, described as a combination between a smoked porter and a schwartzbier, and is all awesome. Not overwhelming but certainly will give you that smoke fix :wink:. I also love Otter Creek's Stovepipe Porter.
  10. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Second this! Really great smoked beer though no longer brewed.
  11. starrdogg

    starrdogg Champion (825) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
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    Hill Farmstead's Fear and Trembling was crazy smoky, even after it was aged in barrels. They're finally releasing the non-barrel aged version of it for the first time next month and it shouldn't be too limited - I think it might just blow your mind.
  12. jaxon53

    jaxon53 Meyvn (1,132) Mar 1, 2006 Connecticut
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    Seems like Leaning Chimney gets smokier as it warms>
  13. wyoming

    wyoming Devotee (400) Sep 4, 2007 Wyoming
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    the smoking wood rye is one of my favorites and i also remember my first smoked beer lefthand smokejumper
  14. zaphodchak

    zaphodchak Initiate (0) May 24, 2010 Virginia

    Weyerbacher 15, though it might be hard to find.
  15. LoneJedi

    LoneJedi Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 Tennessee

    I haven't had that many but smoked porter from YAZOO ! called "Sue" is by far my favorite , and for the price of $5.99 even better !
  16. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,061) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I sure hope Captain Lawrence is a regular offering- it almost makes up for the fact that we can't get Alaskan on the east coast. I can see myself getting that one a lot.

    I also like Lavery's, but that one isn't all that smoky (it does have a nice chocolatey undercurrent to it, though).

    For those who make rauchbier/stout blends, I have settled upon 60% Schlenkerla Urbock/ 40% Southern Tier 2xStout- that's some good drinkin' right there, tellyawhat.
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  17. Zimm

    Zimm Initiate (0) May 18, 2012 New Jersey
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    I will third Left Hand Smokejumper! I enjoyed it a lot. It had depth and complexity to me, which I greatly appreciated.

    I also picked up Magic Hat's Burn Pile, based on a friend's recommendation, that I have yet to try!
  18. mellowmark

    mellowmark Aspirant (263) Mar 31, 2010 Minnesota
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    Haven't had them all, but Surly Smoke is the smokiest I have tried. It's like meat cooked over a campfire.
  19. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Interesting, I'll pay more attention next time. Admittedly, I drank the one that I had fairly quick.
  20. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    For readily available, I really like Left Hand Smoke Jumper or Ranger Creek Mesquite Smoked Porter.

    But if you have a chance to get a growler, or get a pint of it in the Austin area, I think Thirsty Planet's Franklin BBQ Smoked Porter is the best I've had. Aaron Franklin (owner of Franklin, which was voted best BBQ in the U.S. by Bon Appetit) does all the smoking for them, and it is literally like drinking liquid BBQ - smoky, meaty and full of flavor. It should be available again in the Austin area soon.

  21. goodbeerallday

    goodbeerallday Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2011 Australia

    8 Wired Big Smoke isnt probably the most smokey beer but really good. smoke is definitely the most predominant characteristic though
  22. doppletheGOAT

    doppletheGOAT Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Texas

    Stone Smoked Porter
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