Jaydub10 (1) - - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, smoke, roast, oily. Off the tap at Pomeroys in Christchurch NZ. Drinking with a Punch Punch cigar. Nice Porter. Would definitely drink again.
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Think ive tried it to chilled, only getting a little bit of the smoke off it, mouthfeel still full and creamy, very pleasant, will rerate again next week.
Cantabrian (783) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can’t say that I was too impressed, having it either as a smoked or as a porter. Served too cold, and I had the impression that there was more bitter charred than smoked in my opinion. Deserves another taster.
omega (681) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lovely smoked porter that people don’t drink. Soft and smooth with a palate that just lingers.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - nose is big and full of woody smoke ~ even a little of that smoked ham going on
Appearance - beer explodes out the bottle setting up a 1" beige head. It fades into a halo
Taste - much smokey wood notes, and some, and some spice as well, some chocolate hiding behind the smoke as well
Palate - body is medium to full; texture is chewy and slick; carbonation is lively; finish is medium in length and full of harnessed roast
KyotoLefty (6185) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely smoky nose, like a Bamberger. Lovely bacon and smoked salmon-like notes. Pretty black, great tan lacy head. Roasted malts, plus smoke, a bit of dark choco, caramel, and coffee. A bit too light, but great flavors and aromas.
bgb1991 (111) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mollasses aroma with of course some smokiness. Smells a bit like coke and looks like it too with a fizzy head and dark brown body. Very thin and fizzy body, too thin. A bit of grassy bite comes through at the finish. Overall for a smoked beer, pretty good. To make a better beer overall it needs more body though.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate smoky aroma. Roasted malty chocolate smoky caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate finish.
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured black with a tight tan head and excellent lacing. Big smoky aroma with notes of treacle and dark malt. Heavy carbonation, but pretty full mouth feel. Initial flavours of peat, burnt sugar and dark fruit. Finish was smoked wood chips, coffee, roast and cured meats. A meeting a great styles - I would have been quite disappointed by anything less than a great beer.
HKdIPA (215) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells and tastes a bit like the Rasputin. Aroma is smoky. Taste is big, smoke, sweet, hops bitterness. A bit thin palate. Not bad but Rasputin is better.