Maple Barrel Aged Smoked Porter

Maple Barrel Aged Smoked Porter, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

pFriem Maple Barrel Aged Smoked Porter is a rich delight for the senses. Cozy notes of pecan pie, rich toffee, and dark chocolate delight the palate before giving way to a decadent finish. Go ahead, treat yourself.

Profile

ABV: 
9.1%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
45 - 50º
Hops: 
Warrior, Chinook, Cascade
Malts: 
Simpsons-Finest Marris Otter, Simpsons-Crystal Dark, Crystal Extra Dark, Crisp Pale Chocolate, Simpsons Chocolate Malt, Simpsons DRC, Weyermann Beechwood smoked malt, Crisp 77L
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Maple Barrel Aged Smoked Porter by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as a BJCP style 33B (Specialty Wood Aged Beer) with underlying style 32B (Specialty Smoked Beer) and a base style of American Porter (style 20A). Not too complicated, right? This beer pours an opaque very deep brown with a small head of tan tiny bubbles that fades quickly.  Aroma is slightly roasty with a smoke character between smoked ham and a big campfire alongside light floral notes. The flavor is breakfast bacon in maple syrup with a backdrop of coffee and light roast, well balanced. Earthy and citrus hops round out the flavor, and there's just enough bittering to keep the malts tamed. Full body and medium carbonation, finishing with a nice balance of maple, campfire smoke, and roast - all at about even levels and all lingering. The beer is really a melange of flavors that could be a big mess, but this beer balances everything very nicely. This really is an excellent beer for a breakfast; huevos rancheros slathered with mole would pair very well, or you could pair this with smoked brisket for dinner.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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