Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2005 From a small bottle.Near black in colour,nice head,Kippers and dover soul sprang to mind,full and bitter,not much fun for me.
Hotspur2001 (44) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2004 edition - 23 oz. Wonderful wife had 6 of these shipped to me for Christmas :-)
Definite smoky aroma and taste, but not too much. Gets even better as it warms - a refined taste. Didnít taste chocolate, a hint of coffee though. I have four left Iíll save for special occasions.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 2004 bomber. This didnít seem like it would blow me away considering that it smelled like smoked salmon, but it tastes great. Smoke with salmon and bacon hints and a creamy, almost vanilla finish. A smooth, unique, and delicious beer.
Kevin (2025) - Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured a near black with a light brown head. smoke is evident in the aroma. i spent a minute just taking it in. sharp almost like a smokehouse full of cured meats. mmmmmmm,(insert homerís drool here)cured meats. flavor is chocked full of smoke flavor with a bitter edge. roasted coffee and ham flavors that are strange yet wonderful together. i couldnít see myself drinking too many in one sitting, but this is a damn fine brew that i will look forward to having again. wow, this beer truly gets better as it warms.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thx. santa! Ruby, near black. Smoky fishy nose - iodine/single malt esque. Sweet cocolate at first, then a smoky fish/bacon/iodine thing. Fishy iodine finish. Overwhelming but interesting.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 Version- Deep black in color with a creamy tan head. Lots of roasted coffee aroma with a thick creamy coffee chocolate taste. Bitter finish. Such a lively taste on the tongue.
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 bottle. Dark brown color, almost stout dark, tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is a mild blend of dark chocolate malt and a hint of smokiness. Great smoky flavor dominates with notes of dark chocolate malt, very earthy. A hint of hop bitterness comes through in the finish. Mouthfeel is quite smooth. A solid offering, makes the smoke in the Stone Smoked Porter seem pedestrian.
jgb9348 (4438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured body a nice tan head. Aroma of smoked peat and about nothing else. Medium-bodied; Full smokey flavour with a nice full taste. Aftertaste smokey and dark. Overall, great to drink and very nice to be able to sample. Thanks to EyedrinkAle for this beer! I sampled this 65 cL bottle after the RB party at Founderís in Alexandria, Virginia at Mikeís (the_beer_god) hotel room on 20-November-2004.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma of delicious smoked salmon, nice very dark porter, light brown head and thick lacing, nice very robust taste, rich smoke flavor, thick malts, very thick for a porter, bitter at the finish, hoppy, scrum didily ohhh!
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have always loved smoked beers such as Rauchbier or Steinbier. First tried this beer on draft at a bar in San Fran and fell in love with it. Very dark porter with an excellent darkish red head and smoked aroma and flavor (from Alderwood). I just smoked some pale malt with Alderwood and have tried my hand at homebrewing this one.