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

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 … Continue reading

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Arrogant Brewing – 2016 Double Bastard Bigger Longer Uncut – 5.2 out of 7

I liked this beer. I had to get that out of the way before I start insulting Stone Brewing, Arrogant Brewing, the person who named the beer, the graphic designer who isn’t pulling their weight. Hang on, I won’t insult … Continue reading

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Pretty Things Beer -FUMAPAPA Smoked Imperial Russian Stout – 5.5 out of 7

You can’t get this one anymore, these guys went under. This is the second time that SmokeBeerMinistry has reviewed a beer after the brewery has closed down which is both an indication of our backlog of beers to review, which … Continue reading

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Yazoo Brewing – SUE – 6 out of 7 smokestacks

Here’s an interesting review. Four ministers of the ministry were on hand for this tasting. Phrases overheard in the style of Gregorian chant were as follows: “Smooth. Great label. Roasted. Soot. Mellow. The closest thing to the beer I had … Continue reading

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Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Barleywine – 6 out of 7 (not a smokebeer)

In my travels during smokebeer hunts, I stumble across some of the more highly sought after beers. SmokeBeerMinistry’s emphasis will stick with smokebeers, but periodic investigations into all the hubbub will materialize, as seen here. This is an excellent barleywine. … Continue reading

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Victory Brewing Co. – Earth & Flame smoked scotch ale – 5.5 out of 7

Earth & Flame is Victory’s bourbon barrel aged smoked scotch-style ale. It poured nicely from this 1 pint plus 9.4 oz corked bottle and emitted big notes of barrel aging mimicking BCBS. Not too many scents of scotch ale, earth, … Continue reading

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Founders – KBS (2016) – 4 out of 7 (nonsmokebeer) smokestacks

Here we are! The highly acclaimed Founders KBS. SmokeBeerMinistry is here to see what all the hubbub is about. We are fully prepared to view KBS from the ‘hey, I love beer’ standpoint, without even the slightest inclination to dock points … Continue reading

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Founders – Backwoods Bastard – 5.1 out of 7 (nonsmokebeer) smokestacks

So this isn’t a smokebeer, but it is barrel aged Dirty Bastard, which notes “hints of smoke and peat,” and, Founders own description includes the word smoke, so here we are. Furthermore, having stumbled across and picking up a KBS … Continue reading

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X Beeriment – Black Force One Smoked Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Edition) – 5.9 out of 7

I like this one better! (better than the Black Force One regular beer which I just reviewed, scroll down for that). That’s one difference I pulled out… the barreled beer is better. Another difference is the viscosity. It poured like … Continue reading

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X Beeriment – Black Force One Smoked Imperial Stout – 4.8 out of 7

I found a similar beer called #44 barrel edition from XBeeriment a while back, but wasn’t able to get the regular #44 to compare the two, which I even mentioned in the review. Well, persistence paid off because just 2 years … Continue reading

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Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout – 5 out of 7

Anybody ever heard of this one? Well, funny story here, 6 or 7 years ago, when I held my first smokebeer tasting ever (even before SmokeBeerMinistry), I hadn’t heard of BCBS. But my friendly beer store guy heard I was … Continue reading

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Destihl Brewery – 1920 Stout Imperiale – 5 out of 7

Yep, this beer tastes a lot like the expensive beers are tasting nowadays… the expensive barrel aged ones. At $20 a bottle Destihl really does have to deliver a product that their customer is expecting, which in this case delivers … Continue reading

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Epic Brewing – Smoked & Oaked Belgian Style Ale – incomplete…

Looks and tastes like Ft. Collins out of the ashes smoked belgian… a lot like it. Its also similar to Ft. Collins other smokebeer Z Lager in a similar weirdness way. Less smoke in this than the two I just … Continue reading

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Stillwater Artisanal – Surround – Oak Smoked Imperial Wheat Stout – 5 out of 7 smokestacks

This beer is for the grown folks. The word wheat might throw you off a bit because this is not a beer that wheat lovers are looking for. I’d like to give Surround to an unsuspecting wheatie and see their … Continue reading

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Black Husky Brewing – Smoke Monster – 4.1 smokestacks of happiness

Oh ya, eet ghets code up der. Way, way up in Wisconsin some dog lovers started brewing beer. Smoke Monster gets just over the hump in spite of a settlement of silt on the bottom of the bottle (looked like … Continue reading

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Talon Extra Select Smoked Double Porter – 3.5 out of 7 Smokestacks

Awfully foamy (Bad)! No silt (Good)! 10% Alcohol (Good)! I can’t really taste the booze due to all the flavanoids packed in there. This smokebeer is thick like syrup. Just too crowded with flavor for me to enjoy. Its beating … Continue reading

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Evil Twin Brewing – Ashtray Heart Smoked Porter – 5.5 Smokestacks

Smells like a roasted porter, but not so much like a smoked porter. Ashtray, as unappetizing as it may sound is fairly accurate considering the malty, roasted, ashy taste. Sweetness also comes through and makes me smile a bit. And … Continue reading

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Ölvisholt Brugghús – LAVA Smoked Imperial Stout – 4 Smokestacks

I smell the stout, but struggle to find the smoked stout. Great looking bottle with the erupting volcano on it which is one of the three things that I know about Iceland. This beer has no real head rising up, … Continue reading

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Clown Shoes – Vampire Slayer Imperial American Stout BOTTLE – 6 Smokestacks (out of 7)

Here’s a great concept beer. Smoked with vampire killing stakes (although its unknown if the stakes were ever used to kill vampires, or if the stakes came from an unused stash of stakes that some vampire apocalypse prepper had set … Continue reading

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Boulevard Brewing Co. – Dark Truth Stout – 6 out of 7 Smokestacks

“My mouth just took a detour to flavor country,” which was somebody quoting something (probably Ted quoting The Simpsons) during a Ministry tasting. Purists might not consider this a smokebeer, but in the brewers description they have included the term … Continue reading

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Left Hand Brewing Co. – Smoke Jumper – Smoked Imperial Porter – 5 Smokestacks out of 7

If you get a bomber of this one, please don’t share. The perfect amount of this one is 22 ounces. Unless you have supplemented your beer intake with some other beer (preferably some lighter beers beforehand), than smaller quantities could … Continue reading

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Midnight Sun Brewing Co. – Second Hand Smoke Stout – 4 out of 7 Smokestacks

Here’s a quick review: Dark, No light can get through this at all, in fact, I think the room just got a little darker after pouring this into a glass. Pours like Hershey’s syrup. Thick on the lips. Syrup, rich, … Continue reading

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Scheldebrouwerij – the perfect crime SMOKING GUN (Smoked Stout) – 4 out of 7

I don’t have much to say about this 11.2 oz bottle. Its near completely opaque color got me kind of excited about it (scoring 6.1 out of 7), but then I struggled to detect any smoke smell at all (1 … Continue reading

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Stone Brewing Co. – Old Guardian (2013) – Oak Smoked Barley Wine Style Ale – 2 out of 7

Sweet, bitter, dry, tart, sour… and really only sweetness belongs in a barley wine. Maybe that’s a sign of the 2013 printed on the bottle? While I drink this my head keeps shaking “no” and I’m not making a pretty … Continue reading

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The Bruery – Smoking Wood – Smoked Imperial Rye Porter Aged In Rye Whiskey Barrels – 6 out of 7

This beer is outrageous! Beyond full bodied. The color is the first sign, but did very little to prepare me for what was in store. So outrageous that The Ministry had to add the categories Whisky Barrel Power and Viscosity to … Continue reading

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Stone – Matt’s Burning Rosids – final score = 3 of 7 smokestacks

In any given week, SmokeBeerMinistry gets at least one reader, so just to get them up to speed, we are currently working through a major backlog of reviewed smokebeers. Matt’s Burning Rosids happens to have a fairly brief review which … Continue reading

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Nøgne Ø – Sunturnbrew – 4 out of 7

Nøgne Ø – Sunturnbrew from Grimstad, Norway. A beer brewed on the shortest day of the year is a concept that everyone seems to love, but the final score came out telling a story of indifference. This beer was reviewed … Continue reading

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Clown Shoes – Vampire Slayer DRAFT – 4 out of 7 –

So, I’m not doing the thing with the religious terminology anymore, it was stupid. Last night I had a Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes. It was $8 for a snifter at Petrol Station in Houston, TX. Vampire Slayer is the beer … Continue reading

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