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Country Boy Brewing – Barreled Jalapeño Smoked Porter – 3 out of 7 smokestacks

This beer smells like peppers, bell peppers, green bell peppers. Taste = peppers, bell peppers, green bell peppers. There is a nice burn to it after a few seconds that helped me get the thought of stringent bell peppers off … Continue reading

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De Molen – Rook & Vuur – 4 out of 7

De Molen’s Rook & Vuur is a smoked ale with chili peppers and as you can see here, I had to let this one settle down before I could even get the entire bottle poured, let alone start to drink … Continue reading

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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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Pipeworks – Chipotle Smoked Porter – 5.5 out of 7

If there ever was a chance for a Pipeworks success, this was it. After delivering 3 consecutive shelf turds, Pipeworks finally stumbles across a working recipe. And my state of mind was primed to like just about anything after 10 … Continue reading

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Karben4 – Night Call : Smoked Porter (bottle) – 4 out of 7

Smells like smoked malts. Cool looking bottle. No head, which may be hampering me from pulling out any other distinct flavors. It tastes like an okay porter. It’s as dark as all get out with my phone’s light barely able … Continue reading

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New Glarus – Smoke on the Porter – 6.7 smokestacks out of 7

People of Wisconsin speak highly with conviction of the great accolades of New Glarus Brewing. One thing that New Glarus does better than anyone is please the masses alongside the beer snobs (level 5 beer snobs). Spotted Cow, now available … Continue reading

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Terrapin Beer Co. – Smoke on the Porter – Overall score 2.5 smokestacks out of 7

Thank you very much Terrapin for giving smoked beers a chance in your line up, now please get serious about making a good product. I don’t understand how any brewery can put out 60 plus beers (and 25 retired beers) and … Continue reading

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YO-HO Brewing – Tokyo Black – 4 out of 7 smokestacks

Dark beer. The head fizzled quickly for me. Smoked malts smells rise up right away. Ashy notes. Hops are done just right, with limited range. This beer is malty, watery (which is fine, especially when you’re thirsty), carbonated. Charcoal flavors. … Continue reading

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Tyranena – Benji’s Smoked Imperial Porter brewed with chipotle pepper – 4.9 out of 7

I like this beer. I don’t like the word ballsy on the label, which is their way of describing the entire Brewer’s Gone Wild series of beers. Beer culture does have an irreverent angle to it, but I’d like that … Continue reading

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Mikkeller – Chipotle Porter – 3 out of 7

Below are my thoughts that were jotted down while drinking this beer: Thick beer. Dark thick head. The head is so thick I can’t see my light for the opacity rating. Musty. Hot. Thick. Has Mikkeller ever made the same … Continue reading

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Stone – 6th Anniversary Porter (Bottle) – 3.5 out of 7

Good news… this beer tastes ALMOST EXACTLY like the Stone 6th Anniversary Porter on draft. It is so similar that I am going to copy and paste most of my review of the draft below. I will say this however, … Continue reading

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Stone – 6th Anniversary Porter (Draft) – 3.5 out of 7

Stone 6th Anniversary Porter tastes a good bit like all their other smoke beers. A little less smoky (4.5 smokestacks of smokepower taste) and more hoppy. It tastes acidic, which makes sense, this recipe is one of their old recipes … Continue reading

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Ass Kisser – Bourbon Barrel Aged Smoked Porter Ale – 6 out of 7 Smokestacks

Brewers have always known the promise in barrel aging, and I’ll admit that I was not an early adopter primarily because of how haphazardly the process is deployed by so many. Some have long since perfected the process, nonetheless when I … Continue reading

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Ass Kisser – Stubborn Jack Smoked Porter Ale – 2 out of 7

Smells like a thick, rich, and delicious barrel aged smoked beer. Looks and pours like one too. But the taste… where is the taste? My pallet was quite prepared for something at the opposite end of the spectrum, but that … Continue reading

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Firetucker & C.I.B. – Wildfire Smoked Sour Porter – 3.4 out of 7

Off-site review with newly ordained ministers. First off, we don’t like collaboration beers. Why? Well, I haven’t quite worked out my philosophy on this subject yet, but I do believe that in a competitive market, there are winners and losers, … Continue reading

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Triptych – Smoke Me Out – 3.5 out of 7 (do-over review)

I had to move to the garage for this one, so you may notice the unfamiliar hoodoo alter. This review is a do-over for Triptych Brewing of Savoy, Illinois. SBM offers do-overs for everyone. This do-over started with a personal … Continue reading

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To Øl – Black Ball Porter – 3 out of 7 smokestacks

Here’s a world traveler that came from across the pond. Black Ball Porter was conceived by To Øl Brewing company of Copenhagen, Denmark, brewed at De Proefbrouwerji in Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium, purchased in Dublin, Ireland, and brought to the US. This is … Continue reading

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Stone – Smoked Porter with Chocolate & Orange Peel – 2 out of 7

Tons of slimy orange and brown globs in the bottom… Do I need to keep writing? You’ve already seen what flavors they’ve dumped into their marginally acceptable smoked porter beer, so I don’t know if I need to continue. The … Continue reading

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Beavertown Brewery – Smog Rocket Smoked Porter – 3 out of 7

Notice the can! The sample is too small to extrapolate statistical conclusions on a smokebeer’s success when sold out of a can or not, but out of the only 2 smokebeers that I’ve ever had out of a can to … 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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Triptych – Smoke Me Out (draft) – 3 out of 7

This one earns a 3 out of 7 smokestacks. A little below a middle of the road kind of smokebeer, and an elusive one at that. I’ve only seen this once, at Big Grove Tavern, where it was for a … Continue reading

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Epic Brewing- Smoked Porter – Exponential Series – 3.9 out of 7

It smells like a smoked porter. I smelled the smoke right off the bat, not too heavy, just a hint. As you know, I’m looking for the smoke factor to fall in the overwhelming category, so this falls short on … Continue reading

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Nils Oscar Company – Rökporter (Smoked Porter) – 5 out of 7 smokestacks

I barely get to conduct these beer blogs anymore. My job is taking up all my drinking time. This is a pretty good beer. This dark Swedish beer (the Swedes aren’t known for their beer, are they?) comes off smoky, … Continue reading

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O’Fallon – SMOKE – 5.75 Smokestacks of Happiness

This smokebeer would score higher if The WitchDoctor were running a monarchy, but he isn’t. I’ll let the people speak via quotation marks posted on this website. “This one clearly made my wife hallucinate.”, “Smooth.”, “Certainly an excellent.”, “Great distribution.”, “Too … Continue reading

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Lantz’s – Smoked Porter – 4.5 Smokestacks of Happiness

“Totally the most awesome beer I’ve ever tasted… like top five!” said one extremely enthusiastic Ministry official who unashamedly backed off his “the most awesome” statement to settle for a “like top five” clairifier. Lantz’s was reviewed by 3 recently … 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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Karben4 – Night Call: Smoked Porter (draft) – 3 Smokestacks out of 7

The brewer Karben4 does a pretty okay job in the brewers description. Phrases like “subtle smoke” point out that The Ministry is going to rate the smokepower taste a 1 out of 7 Smokestacks, and “creates new fans of dark … Continue reading

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Alaskan Brewing Co. – Smoked Porter – 6 smokestacks (out of 7)

Here’s a good one! Dark, but not too dark. Smell = Strong. Sausage = Present. Tastes a little watery which is great if you’re really thirsty. On the back of the throat its a little ashy. Could the ashy come … Continue reading

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Company – Smoked Porter – 4 out of 7 Smokestacks

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company – Smoked Porter. The campfire smell stands up right off the bat. It looks a little lighter than Coca-Cola. Pours well, virtually no head, but was just fine with carbonation on the tongue. Presents a respectable … Continue reading

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Fort Collins Brewery – Out of the Ashes Smoked Rye Porter – 5 out of 7 Smokestacks

George Burns may not be here now, but I can tell he just left. This dark (6 of 7) Smoked Rye Porter comes off a little tart on the back of the tongue. BTW, I’m drinking when I do these … Continue reading

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Great Divide Brewing Co. – Smoked Baltic Porter – 4 out of 7

Yeah, I know about this one. It’s average. They used all the right ingredients, but not quite enough for my palate. I look forward to trying this one again because I bet they’re going to amp it up in the … 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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Ranger Creek – Mesquite Smoked Porter – 5 Smokestacks (out of 7)

Ranger Creek has one of the cooler looking labels. The beer looks great too with a nice dark 6.5 opacity rating. As it pours out the smell of sweetness jumped out at me, with notes of smoke on the tail … Continue reading

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Ridgeway Brewing – Querkus Smoked Oaked Porter – 4 Smokestacks

First thought upon opening = Peat. It smells better than it tastes, but peat really isn’t the most drinkable of tastes so neither is going to get me to come back too soon. The description reads “peated whisky malt” so … Continue reading

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Stone Brewing Co. – Smoked Porter – 5.667 out of 7 smokestacks

The best thing about this smokebeer is that it seems to be the most prevalent in the US. The worst thing is not enough smoke. Another good thing about this beer, $4.99 per bomber. Another bad thing, smokepower taste. Slight … Continue reading

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Stone Brewing Co. – Smoked Porter w/ Chipotle Peppers – 4.3 out of 7 (better than ‘meh’)

As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I don’t like pepper beers. Nobody should be allowed to make them. It doesn’t make sense to mix the flavors of beer with peppers (although beer with smoke makes perfect sense to me). But, … Continue reading

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Stone Brewing Co. – Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean – 4.2 out of 7

You might look at this one and find yourself wondering “How in the world did this get a 4.2?” Isn’t that kind of high?” I’ll tell you how it got that high, Josh Fischer gave it a 7 out of … 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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Brouwerij Van Viven – Smoked Porter – 4 out of 7

This beer comes in an 11.2oz bottle for $3 or $4 which is a bit steep, but I’m willing to pay for quality. One thing that I did not want to pay for was the 50 million little floaty thingies … Continue reading

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Ass Kisser Beverage Co. – Porter Pounder Smoked Porter – 3.75 out of 7

Well, here it is… The beginning of the release of the smokebeer backlog… Let’s talk about the elephant in the room first. There is no way that Stone Smoked Vanilla beer is better than Smoked Porter Pounder even though the … Continue reading

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8 Wired Brewing – The Big Smoke Smoked Porter – 5 out of 7

This stuff is dark. It smells like smoke and it’s really dark. That was my first impression right as I poured it out. And as it poured, a tall foamed George Hamilton head rose above the glass rim. The beer … Continue reading

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