Om­megang Smoked Porter

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Porter -

LOC: Coop­er­stown, New York ABV: 7.6% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Smoked Porter is brewed with a care­fully crafted blend of Pil­sner, Spe­cial B, Mu­nich 20, Cara-20, Mid­night Wheat, choco­late malt, and smoked malt. Bal­anced hop­ping is achieved with Saaz, while fer­men­ta­tion with Amer­i­can ale yeast en­sures the malt re­mains in the spot­light.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Choco­late malt and rich melanoidin malt. Dark cherry and rasp­berry fruit. No real roast or smoke to be found. Aroma is fairly low.” Fla­vor: “Caramel, dried cher­ries, with a wood-like char­ac­ter on the fin­ish. Semisweet; bit­ter­ness comes pri­mar­ily from the roast. The fin­ish has a lin­ger­ing qual­ity of semisweet choco­late with an earthy, al­most mush­room note.” Over­all: “A very sub­tle smok­i­ness makes it un­der­whelm­ing in the nose, but it has nice dark malt com­plex­ity that is sup­ported by an earthy wood char­ac­ter. Full-bod­ied, but not cloy­ing.”

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