AWISLguy (1771) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Jim’s in Mundelein -- bought by KRISTIN. Enjoyed by all. Very dark brown pour. Smoke is not in the top 5 attributes .. Bakers chocolate. Caramel. Maple. Yum! Great choice!! 14.6
ARH (831) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured into a "mini-hefe" glass (12-16oz?). The aroma is dry with notes of smoke, maple syrup, and and underlying chocolate coffee and bread crust. It’s a rich, dark cola-caramel hue with a dense, tan foam head that has good retention and a light lace. The taste is a medium sweet with a slightly less intense bitter. The beer’s texture is smooth and creamy with a fuzzy carbonation and a medium body. Flavors of light maple syrup and roasty chocolate are most noticeable with notes of light rye and dark fruit poking through. The finish is crisp and clean with a spicy rye grain and a developing maple flavor. The aftertaste is remarkable fresh clean with a chalky clove and a lightly smokey, dry maple.
DiarmaidBHK (3756) - 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 (9207) - 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 (1968) - 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 (1273) - Pensacola, 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 (6850) - 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 (85) - 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 (2912) - 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.