Smokejumper Smoked Imperial Porter. Left Hand Brewing Company -Longmont, Colorado. Smoked Imperial Porter. 8.8% ABV.
The Smokejumper pours a very dark brown/black with a limited brownish head and smells of chocolate, coffee, nutmeg and smoky wood. The chocolate jumped out to me more than the coffee smell and the Smokejumper felt more like a stout than a porter with very little carbonation and a smooth milky mouth feel. Smoke lingers from the front end to the aftertaste and is complimented nicely by chocolate and coffee.
All in all, the Smokejumper is a solid offering from Left Hand, but if I’m going to buy something strong and dark from those guys, I’d rather go with the Wake Up Dead Stout. As an interesting side note, theSmokejumper can be aged for up to 5 years and the bottle even carried an expiration date in 2019. If you’re into smoky flavors, this might very well be for you.