Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, ITALY - FEB 13, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Con questa la categora "affumicate" aggiunge una nuova stella nel mio personalissimo firmamento. Eccellente! Unisce ciò che cerco in una porter con ciò che mi piace dell’affumica. Con un filo di corpo in più sarebbe perfetta a mio avviso...
andrewturba (1155) - 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.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 500ml. Great beer. Aromas of smoke, grass, caramel, and grain. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is velvety, and medium-to-full bodied. Black, with a thin head.
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
"round, dark malt with earthy bitterness, nice understated but omnipresent beach smoke, smooth, sexy body E"
malrubius (2015) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Julio’s. Dark brown with lasting tan head and lace. Ashy smokey earth coffee aroma with a tiny hint of cinnamon. Burnt molasses mild sweetness coffee smoke ash wood subdued fruit. Dry raoasted woody smoky bitter finish. Significant smoke. Great mellow quaffable body. Nice bitter sweet balance. Sessionable. Excellent.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Difficult to fault really. Its a very different beer, well worth a try. The highlight is the balance of flavours, the smokiness is just stunning yet not too overwhelming.
zacgillbanks (2909) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer with ruby red highlights that pours with a MASSIVE foamy head. It has chocolate and slight sour red fruity flavours with fairly light smoke on the finish. Excellent!
Pith (159) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque black-brown with tanned hide - colored president foamy head. Aroma is beautifully smoked and something sweet. Taste is deeper smoked like ribs that behind sweeter and light but becomes a fuller mouth feel with the persistent dark chocolate gently bitter sweet throughout. Almost rye bitter after-taste.
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer stands up to anything I had in Bamberg - delicious smoky complex malty goodness. Before I knew it my glass was empty. I would be really happy if this was a year round brew. Or at least a regular winter seasonal. What a stunner.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2010 Bottle. A beautiful black in the glass. The nose is deliciously smokey - reminiscent of bacon or ham (and I’m vegetarian at the moment). The palate surprises me - the body being much lighter than I expect. Also surprising is the very mild smokiness in the flavour - the chocolate is also very evident. But I really love the oily residue left in my mouth. Being a Schlenkerla-fiend, I can’t say it reaches those heady heights. But I don’t think it is trying to, and in itself is a highly drinkable porter with a splash of something different. I’m going to need to stock up on this!