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Beer Styles

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Smoke Porter

Typically the base for this style is a robust porter that is given smoky depth thanks to wood-smoked malt. Traditionally, brewers will cite the specific wood used to smoke the malt, and different woods will lend different flavors to the finished product. Smoke flavors dissipate over time.

Category: Porters

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Sausage
  • Red Dragon Cheddar
  • S'mores

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Nonic Pint
50-55 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Dark Brown to Black

Clarity

Varies

Carbonation (Visual)

Varies

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Varies

Hop

Hop aroma and flavor are not perceived to medium. Hop bitterness is medium to medium-high

Malt

Black malt character can be perceived in some porters, while others may be absent of strong roasted character. Medium to high malt sweetness, caramel and chocolate are acceptable

Esters

Fruity-ester aroma is acceptable. A mild to assertive smoke malt aroma will be in balance with other aroma characters

Phenols

Not common to style

Sensations

Body

Soft

Carbonation

Low to High

Finish Length

Medium to Long

Attenuation

Medium - High

Ingredients

Hops

Kent Goldings, Willamette

Malt

Crystal, Chocolate, Black Patent

Water

Varies

Yeast

Ale

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