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 few weeks if not less… maybe Triptych felt they were on shaky ground with Smoke Me Out and went ahead and pulled the plug before they got too heavily invested. It tastes like a clone of something that I wish not to give any more publicity to, with maybe a reduction smoked malts, but as you might know, even some of the most successful brewers have a hard time cloning recipes down to the last drop. Temperatures, water quality, and yeast inconsistencies can alter the finished product and I wonder what kind of controls and problems Triptych has in their facility. With that said, believe me, I’m always rooting for the brewer to provide me with the best smoked beer they can possibly produce, no matter how they provide it. Keep going Triptych. Overall Happiness – 3 out of 7.

Brewer Triptych Brewing
Beer Name Smoke Me Out
Brewer’s Description The first porter brewed at Triptych happens to be a Smoked Porter. Along with a traditionally inspired grain bill utilizing a blend of roasted malts, we used a significant proportion of smoked malt from Germany. The result is a dark, complex ale overflowing with notes of toast, roast, dark fruit and (of course!) smoke.
Food Pairings Go ahead and order the special
Brewer Location Savoy, IL
Alcohol content by volume 6.1%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 23
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 5
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 2
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 3
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 3

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