DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at baileys range. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Some solid malt notes on the nose. A bit of smoky malt on the tongue but its not as pronounced as I hoped. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.
crossovert (8816) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Brown pour, a nice dry porter, hints of vanilla, not all that smoky, just a pleasant dirnk.
Christpuncher (1773) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
suprisingly great beer. you get that smoked ham flavor in this one, reminds me of breakfast. light roasted malt and smoke flavor with a bitter and smokey finihs. pours black with a thin cream colored head. had at jerrys in andersonville.
DocJitsu (1180) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, dark,ruby-chestnut brown with a taupe head. Sweet, nutty, and light smoky aromas. Moderately thick with a fine carbonation burn. Nutty and mildly smoky, with a bitterness that balances the sweetness.
cvance11 (2) - - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smoky, dark porter. While smoky in taste, it's incredibly smooth and drinkable for even the softest of drinkers. I'd recommend pairing with barbecue, steak, or chocolate cake.
drowland (6662) - Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/25/15. On tap at the brewpub. Brown pour under a small tan head, mild lacing. I wouldn’t have guessed porter based on the pour. Mild aroma, caramel, barely a whiff of smoke, definitely not maple... just a bit of a generics maltiness. Same on the flavor - a little chocolate and caramel, malty, doughy, very little smoke and basically no maple. Not bad, but generally uninteresting and doesn’t deliver on the description.
napdynmite (76) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle 6 months. Smells of smoky chocolate and toffee. Thin head and body. Flavor is chocolate, toffee, less smoke than the nose. Body is thinner that expected. I apptecoate the lack of booziness. Not getting any maple though. Solid beer.
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from notes. Smoky Roasty malts dominate. Hints of coffee and chocolate, I’m getting the rye but getting zero on the maple syrup.
JaBier (5286) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Muckfest V on 7/11/14. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Smoky and malty nose with a bit of caramel. Chocolate and caramel flavor with slight maple and a bit of smoke before a bitter roasty finish.
Atom (1668) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a small tan head. Aroma of smoked malts, rye, and chocolate. Taste of dry rye, smoked malt, chocolate, and a touch of maple syrup. Well round, a pretty nice smoked porter.