jandd1983 (2446) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a dark brown color with a medium tan head. The aroma was full of smooth milk chocolates with some nuttiness. The taste was full of light nutty and roasted aspects, some sweet malts and chocolates, but not too sweet. Very tasty.
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with foamy tan head. Nose/taste of rye, maple syrup, smoked chocolate, smoked rye and smoked caramel. Medium body.
SpartanStout (7) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overwhelmingly smokey aroma. Light beige head. Tastes much different than the scent. A rich chocolate aroma and roasted malt. I would definitely drink this again.
gschrade (525) - Collinsville, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Taste smokey, chocolate, roasted malt. I thought this was ok. I wouldn't drink this again.
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thornecb (4289) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany tinged brown into an English pint. Mocha micro head with good retention recedes leaving trailing sheets to coat surface. Sweet smoke and milk chocolate aromas. Dry with chocolate and maple upfront turning to mild smoke before the lasting espresso finish.
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is toffee, caramel, dark malts and a hint of spice. The flavor is dark malts, mild smoked malts, fruit, chocolate and the signature porter acidity found only in the great porters.
BBB63 (5941) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Over carbonated head and initial CO2 like weak nose that finally dissipate leaving solid smoked ashy malts, pumpernickel bread, espresso, Turkish pipe tobacco and a faint touch of maple vapours. I hate to say it but too ashy and smoky on the palate without something else to back it up... maybe the maple they promised? More bready rye? Pig = Bacon right? Then why does this not taste more meaty? (salt would have likely helped out there).... So in overview, the over carbonation just ruins everything! If that was dialed back then I would have enjoyed this more. Disappointing beer but at least drinkable (so far 4 hands is batting .500, good in baseball but bad in beer). Still I am looking forward to seeing how the tap offerings fare this summer.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods. Pours thick and turbid dark brownish black with tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, mild rauch, cacao, maple. Tastes rich, roasty dark malty, with cacao, dark choc, molasses, and mild rye. Paired well with a maduro cigar on a cold night.
jefcon (1354) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the maple syrup sweetness on this beer. Matched with the light hickory smoke and substantial chocolate malts, the sugar makes a nice complex complement to the dark notes. Palate is a little light.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown pour with a gigantic, infected-looking tan head. The aroma is nothing but carbon dioxide for about five minutes when the head dwindles enough to reveal some smoked notes. The flavor has some chocolate, smoke and roasted malt notes. Very high, prickly carbonation and medium carbonation. Think this one would be better if the carbonation was toned down.
edgallow (1857) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of smoke, malts and coffee. Taste is smokey, malts and a little sweetness.