jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-04-08. Black body, large foamy beige head. 4+ Aroma of dusty mocha, light smoke that grows exponentially with a swirl of the glass. Flavour has a relatively sweet first sip and middle, dries out a bit in the finish with moderate smoke. Whispers of cocoa and moch underneath. Smooth effervescent average palate. Surprisingly enjoyable, I have been putting off drinking this because it is smokey, but the smoke is relatively restrained. Pretty decent. Bottle is 6+ months old from a private order
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch rauchig, röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, rauchig, holzig, Karamell, Schokolade, Kaffee.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amount of smoke in the nose, together with burned and chocolate malts. Not thin either. Medium bitterness to balance all that malty punch and it does so perfectly. The result is a mix of a bready and even banana bread kind of base with a pleasant smooth smoke and leather, ending with a bitter chocolate touch. Yes, I really dig this one. (50cl bottle brought from De Molen by Bertanne)
BrewBoxer (1884) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Nelson blue. Pours a pitch black color with a slightly tinted brown tan. Lighter tasting then a normal porter. I could session this all day
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NeoHippie2 (928) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with a light tan head. Smoked malt on the nose. Flavor is porter base with smokey notes. Not quite as smokey as I thought it would be. Smooth and easy to drink. Decent brew but not as smokey as I wanted.
Jmar33 (96) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Not as smoky as I was expecting, although this is a good thing as smoke can be a bit overpowering sometimes. Great porter base under all that. Works really well
varanid99 (477) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thick tan head. Smoky, coffee, cocoa, roast aroma. Taste is Coffee, dark chocolate, roasty flavours. Heavily carbed, comes across slightly oily but the fizz robs it of a little of that.
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark pour with light tan head. Aroma of smoke, coffee, bitter chocolate. Flavor is very smoky, more of the aroma in the flavor, spice, alcohol. Extremely smooth and drinkable considering the powerful flavors at work here.
JorisPPattyn (7809) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge tan-beige head, dense, over deep dark-brown beer with orange reflections; shards of lace. Smoke, phenolic, wood, woodstainer, charcoal, dark malts. Tar, smoke, bitterish hops, tannines, black chocolate, cypress flavours. Warming up, finish shows some liquorice-like sweetness. Medium bodied; quite slick, even a bit oily; feels well-carbonated. Phenolic, but quite nice smoked porter.
skortila (4433) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has smoke, coffee, some chocolate. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is roasted, has coffee, some chocolate. The smoke is more present in the nose than while tasting. Medium to full bodied. Nice one.