Friday, May 18, 2012

Smoke Jumper


  • SRM Color : 29
  • Brewer: Left Hand Brewery
  • Brewer's Description: Smokejumpers are those fearless wildland firefighters who specialize in parachuting into the wilderness so that we can continue to enjoy it. Smokejumper Imperial Porter is a tribute to them - a twenty-one degree plato porter made with barley malt hand- smoked by our brewers. Roasty brown in color, the long lingering smokiness wraps around flavors of molasses, toasted malt and an earthy hoppiness.
  • Recommended Glassware: A Goblet
  • Russ' rating: 9 of 10
  • With the brew: Aged Cheese.
  • Comments: Despite the large number of Belgian beers I have been reviewing lately its no secret that Stout and Porter are my long favorites. Left hand has made a number of fine ones, and Smoke Jumper is no exception. Pouring dark and thick, the body is an obsidian gem capped with a deep caramel head with average size bubbles(0.5mm - 0.7mm). The head dissipated but left lacing down to the bottom of the glass. The grains of a smoked Porter are literally smoked before the brewing process, and they impart a smoked almost salty taste to a style of beer that is rich and sweet. The resulting flavor is unique and delicious.

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2 comments:

  1. I just picked up a bottle of this after hearing it had been 4 years since they last released it. Good write up. Can't wait to try!

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  2. I live 20 minutes from Left Hand and have had a lot of their great dark beers (clearly what they do best), but this was easily their best work. Solid review of a very solid beer. Sud, pick one up soon my man!

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