mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.65 l, at OlutExpo 2013) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had smoke, roasted malts and liquorice. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, smoke, sweetness, liquorice, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, smoky and bitter. A very nice smoky and roasty brew.
Vighals (429) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart med beige skum. Hovedsakelig røyk i lukten, litt kaffe kommer gjennom. Bbq smak, noe søtlig igjennom røyksmaken.
markextrae (443) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared a 2012 bottle. poured black with a two-finger off white head. a lot of smoke, roast, wood/oak. with a small hint of coffee, and a dry finish. not a big fan of smoked beers, but this one is pretty tasty overall
caesar (4508) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, 2012 edition, large sample. Dark color, short lasting creamy brown head. Aroma of smoke, licorice, chocolate, roasted malts, some earthy hop, hint of leather. Elegant and complex. Quite bitter in taste, both from malts as well as hops. Smoke in flavor is much less than in aroma, but again it gives the subtle edge. Some biscuity sweetness balances the dryness from the smoke. Wonderfully complex and elegantly balanced. A true gem.
RespertFTW (354) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear black pour. Very nice balance of classic porter taste and smoke. Smooth and nice body. Didn’t find the smoke taste overwhelming.
Beerheart65 (801) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black, thin ring of head stays by glasses edges. Sweet smoky aroma invites, deep roasted coffee, licorice, medical herbs. Great pure smoky flavor, medium body, bit oily feel, dry roasted, long bitter finish, bit berries. Tasty, pure, nuanced, well done smokyness, enjoyed!
JDBaker11058 (1067) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: near black, with one finger of rich, creamy tan head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma: lots of smoke, with some bittersweet chocolate, talc, chalk, and char. Taste: very smoky, with ash, charred wood, bitter chocolate, and a hint of resinous pine. Finish: lingering ash tray, with some mild bitterness from the chocolate. Notes: Bottle from 2012, was really excited to try this based on the reputation. However, was super disappointed. The smoke notes were very ashy and not in balance against what seemed like a pretty watery porter base. Frankly, doesn’t hold a candle to either the Stone Smoked or the Great Divide Smoked Baltic.
SpongeRuiner (433) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My biggest Alaskan want while on vacation in Alaska. Very nice to the style with a nice smokiness. I would like to do a back to back with Stones Smoked Porter. Would definitely want again.
dfearnley (582) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Chocolate, chipotle, molasses and malt. Deep brown, almost black, with a thin creamy head. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, red pepper, chipotle, and toasted malt.
Ferris (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Smoke and some dark fruit. Jet black with a rich brown head. Tons of smoke, little bitterness and finishes with more smoke, molasses and some dark fruit.