crabbey (17) - - JUL 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very deep black with a small lasting tan head.
Nose is a malty chocolate with a smokey edge to it. The smoke is more evident in the mouth, and then into the finish, harmonising with some roasty notes. Not overly carbonated with a smooth texture, and a medium body. Lovely finish with the smoke moving to roast to bitter. The smoke definitely isn’t overpowering as per the bottle description, however I’d like to see a bit more of it. Solid porter with that extra touch.
Garrold (2504) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought ages ago, from Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear, dark, cola brown. Bubbly, cola like head, too, that settles to a film of tan. The smoke is on the wood ash side of things, as opposed to savoury, though there’s a hint of smoked cheese. Some tangy, dried, vine fruits. Some mineral. Some summer fruit, right at the end. Taste is light dry, with a bonfire toffee sweetness on the lips. Smooth palate. Enough body to match the aroma and taste. Ashy dry finish, with a little bitterness creeping in at the end. Lovely.
AgentAle (1046) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is deep roasted and smokey malts, caramel, chocolate and fig. Taste is deep and rich with a smokey and well balanced hop profile. Surprisingly smooth for its depth. Well executed. Appearance is black with a thin beige head that retains reasonably well.
PorterPounder (6143) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Beer Stop - 500 ml bottle - pours a deep dark motor oil-like black with a sticky mocha colored head. light lacing. Pleasant smoky, meaty aroma with hints of smoked sausage, some light band-aids. Bold flavor with plenty of smoky goodness, some sweet barbecue sauce, smoked ham, light chocolate filters through the smoke. Pleasantly thick, creamy mouthfeel. Excellent.
dfearnley (1187) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass
Wood smoke, oak, bacon, molasses, soy, dark chocolate. Deep reddish brown with a 1 cm creamy, light tan head, with good effervescence, but little retention. Taste is smoky, malty, and chocolaty with a nice bitterness.
Johnstledger8 (187) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with little to no head. Aroma of burnt wood, milk chocolate, hint of liquorice. Taste is of dark fruits, burnt wood, chocolate. Watery texture, light carbonation. Disappointing.
danlo (1596) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Black brown colour, beige foam head leaving lacing and aroma of smokey bacon, peated malty. Taste is smoked meaty roasted malts with some dark fruity, toffee, brown sugar, caramel notes, bittersweet. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, softish carbonation, smokey malty finish. Very drinkable.
tdtm82 (1124) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; thanks to Alex of Ale House.
Bamberg smokey malts; aged smoked cheese, good lacing. Taste is smoked German sausages (wurst); smoked cheese; caramel and some good amount of hops. Nice and clean. Really good usage of bamberg malt. Hopefully see more 8-Wired in the UK.
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.
AshtonMcCobb (3764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - close to opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - smoke and chocolate.
Taste -more of the same. Well intermingled.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a dry smoky texture and a dry smoky finish.
Overall - lovely complex beer.
allmyvinyl (6055) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Brewdog Online shop. Pours dark brown, near black, thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and smoke, bacon. Taste is bacon, dark chocolate, smoke. Light sweetness at the back. Interesting.