Karben4 – Night Call : Smoked Porter (bottle) – 4 out of 7


Smells like smoked malts. Cool looking bottle. No head, which may be hampering me from pulling out any other distinct flavors. It tastes like an okay porter. It’s as dark as all get out with my phone’s light barely able to peer inside, maybe 1/4 inch, however, the fluid is thinner than I would expect (viscosity metric of 3). It’s really giving my taste buds a beating though. Big chugs make my chest feel good. I had this on draft and reviewed it a few years back, don’t remember much. Final descriptor = muddled. Total smokestacks earned = 4 (out of 7).

Brewer Karben4
Beer Name Night Call : Smoked Porter (bottle)
Brewer’s Description Robust all day without dictating your life, this is the porter that other dark beers hang a poster of on their own bedroom wall. Malt sweetness is just present enough to enhance the dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavors without destroying the drinkability. This brew provides a subtle smoke profile that simultaneously creates new fans of dark beer and tames the beast inside the bold-beer aficionado.
Food Pairings brats!
Brewery Location Madison, WI
Alcohol content by volume 6.5%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 34
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 6.3
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 3
Sausage detection? Y or N No
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 3
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 3
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 4

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