jandd1983 (3110) - 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.
ARH (806) - 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 (3688) - 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 (9061) - 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 (1842) - 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 (1194) - 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 (6754) - 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 (81) - 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.
JaBier (5454) - 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.