To Øl – Smoke on the Porter, Fire in the Rye – 6 out of 7

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I poured the whole thing down in there, all 0.375 liters. To Øl’s Smoke on the Porter, Fire in the Rye smelled malty-smoky, almost peaty, with a touch of chili in the nose. I took a sip and the first thing I noticed was the sweetness, a nice sweetness, a sweet porter daring me to tip it back and give it a big ole swaller. Then there was a little tingle on the back of my throat that slowly heated up into a definitive chili sensation, which made for one of the more interesting beers I’ve had. Rich porter and rye sugars swirling around in this spicy malty beer. There is a touch of ash and dryness to it on the exhale. I really wish this beer were twice the size. Bigger beer is better most of the time. There’s not so much lacing with the head after each sip, but there is a clean caramel colored beer film that covers the side of the glass and slides down onto the edge of the foam, rolling over and over it, elements of a lava lamp effect, which is way too captivating, looks neat… maybe this is just the right size given the 13.4% abv. Maybe there’s something to these spicy beers. Overall smokestack rating = 6 smokestacks.

Brewer To Øl
Beer Name Smoke on the Porter, Fire in the Rye
Brewer’s Description To the masters of Rock, and of Puns, we salute you. “Smoke On The Porter, Fire In The Rye” intends for you to strap on your leather trousers and denim vest, and Rock Out. A 13,2% Imperial Porter, using Rauch Malt for a depth of smoke, a selection of Chillies for subtle smoky flavours and designed to light the fire under you, and a mix of both roasted and regular Rye Malt to spice things up further.
Food Pairings serve as digestif
Brewery Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Alcohol content by volume 13.4%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 8
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 6.3
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 3.8
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 4
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 6
Spiciness 1 – 7 (mild – painful) 3
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 6

Never been to Copenhagen, but I’ll think about it…

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I like beers that taste like smoke.
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