andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a a dark brown/black with a nice fluffy tan head. A phenomenal lace that?s there to stay. Smell is of roast malt and chocolate followed by the apparent delicious smoke aroma. Flavour has a light bitterness, nice amount of smoke flavour(Not too much) notes of chocolate malt.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with a big frothy brown head that leaves nice lace. Smell is campfire smoke and dark cocoa. Taste is a smokey chocolate/coffee flavor and a nice smooth bitterness on the finish.
northropfrye (3197) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour with chocolate milk head. Vibrant smoky malt aroma, sweet fruit, strawberries. Taste of nice sweet malts, chocolate, coffee. Excellent beverage.
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer in the glass is dark brown with a creamy high crown. It smells malty and roasty, with lots of smoke and some chocolate. Starts very coffee-roasty and chocolatey, with a lot of ham flavor. The middle part is also dominant smoky, again with a lot of coffee and chocolate, paired with subtle aroma hops. Goes into a very smoky finish with coffee, chocolate and some roasted malts!
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours near black with tan head that leaves a goodly web down the glass. The smoke is lower key than I expected, letting the porter elements shine through on the nose. You wouldnít think smoke and dark chocolate aromas would blend but they do in this instance. Itís even a little better on the palate. I figured I was going to like this stuff but it exceeds the high expectations.
Ferris (12121) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Smoke, molasses and licorice on the nose. Jet black with a light brown rich head. Licorice, smoke and a mild bitterness. A nice version of a porter.
Pdubyah (614) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíd go another of these, but that would be because Iím enjoying it as a beer and a drink, you donít have to contemplate at every mouth what it is your enjoying. A beer for drinking and not for challenging you. It works.
TimE (4884) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown color. Huge roasty character and subtle smokey nose. Not overly smokey in the nose. The mouth has a wonderful roasty character with dark fruit and smoke. Superbly balanced. Very enjoyable mouth feel with moderately aggressive finish. Nice
Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells sweet, smoky almost bacon like but not too meaty, so smooth and pleasant. Pours dark thick creamy black with a beige head. The flavor is smoky roasted and sweet malts on a delicious creamy body. Very well done for the style!
flying_pig (1389) - SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoked aroma to begin and a strong one at that with a lot of spice and peat in there. There is some strong, dark chocolate aroma with some wood and burnt malts too. I can detect a hint of caramel as well but it is the smoke that dominates.
Dark brown bordering on opaque black almost and with a huge and foamy, tan brown head on top that is almost half the size of the pint shaker I poured the bottle in to.
Roasted malts, a little smoke and some dark cocoa to kick thing off along with hints of caramel and even some coffee in there. There is a little wood in there too.
Quite sweet , smooth and creamy with a touch of alcohol and moderate carbonation. There is a fair amount of smoke in there and the finish is ever so slightly dry.
A nice beer once it settles down a little; after the first sip I didnít think I was going to like this one due to the strong smoked flavours but this subdued slightly as time went on and it turned in to a not bad beer. It could have slightly better balanced but it was one that I enjoyed and was a somewhat unusual offering.