Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with 3 finger tan head.
Aroma: Smoky, reminds me of a tin of smoked oysters, chocolate malt and peat.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, medium bitter and sourness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry bitter/sweet, smoky and malty finish.
Comments: Very tasty and glass lace.
mcberko (5358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Nose brings out moderate smoke, a little chocolate, and leather. Flavour brings out very similar notes - smoke upfront, with almost as dominant notes of chocolate and leather. Finishes once again on smoky notes. Solid for the style - I’m just not a big fan of the style.
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550ml bottle, big gushing at the craking of the bottle, black color, with a super frothy bubbly tan head, with a yeasty, burnt toast, burnt fruitcake, burnt brownie, burnt dried dark fruit, black coffee, smoked gouda chesse nose, with a faint chocolate chip cookie dough, roasted, chocolate, black toasted malt note, with a light woody, ashy accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, lght smoked malt, dark bitter chocolate, beechwood, burnt toast, roasted coffee bean character, with some faint licorice, burnt molasses, mocha, burnt brownie flavours, leading towards a yeasty, burnt dark dried fruit, coffeeish, burnt toast, toasted, black, roasted, smoked malt bitterness finish.
nlc (65) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes, yes, yes. This is good stuff. Normally i’m not in to smoked beers but this one rocks!
McWorta (477) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in colour with a small toasted tan head. On the nose roasted malts and charcoal develop. Slick in texture and full bodied. The taste is at first light sweet and develops quickly into a bitterness which is developing some dryness. Long finish where the smoke is programme, well balanced beer! Very enjoyable.
ehsan (2) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If you are into dark and bitter, but not chocolate and coffee taste, this it the one for you. I really enjoyed it :)
Barrelbelly (596) - BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoked chocolate and roasted malts arome. Taste slightly smoked, chocolate, bitter coffee.
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a black color porter with a light brown huge foamy head with excellent retention and some retention. Bottle even kept gushing after first glass had been poured. Aroma of light dry roasted malt with light coffee notes. Taste is also dominated by light dry roasted malt with smoked notes almost non-existent. Body is about average with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I must say that this beer was quite a disappointment compared to other beers from the same brewery with the smoked notes almost non-existent. Makes me wonder if bottle was infected or something since it was gushing a bit.
weark (209) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - black color, brown head with good retention - Wood smoke, black malt, chocolat aroma with hints of coffee and ashes - Wood smoke, dark malt, chocolate flavor - Medium body, creamy, good carbonation, hints of bitterness form dark malt, long chocolate and smoky finish - Really good, well balanced between smoke and chocolate. Well done.
Tide (1453) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with coffee, smoke, nuts, chocolate, roasted malts and oak. Surprisingly light body. Bitter finish with roasted malts and smoke. Good smoked porter.