klm1 (694) - - NOV 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black color, clear, slightly haze, with off-white foamy, stable head. visually low carbonation. Aroma: prevail malt aroma of smoked, like smoked bacon, with dark malts, which takes on coffee, dark chocolate, supported with aroma of dark fruits, like plums, prunes.
Flavor: strong malt flavors, which takes on coffee, dark chocolate, with smoky note in the background, supported with strong fruity notes of dark fruits, especially of plums and cherries. Hop flavors takes on pine. Hop bitterness is moderate medium, malt sweetness is medium, finish is sticky, dry, body is light full, carbonation is low, texture is soft.
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is nice and baconny. Roasted chocolate notes, some coffee. Good aroma. Taste is nice and creamy with some bitterness. Carbonation is on the high side and body is medium. Together with the carbonation this takes away from the beer and makes is too light bodied for me.
blackisle (1511) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65cl. (vintage 2012, bottle date 18/09/12). Almost opaque deep ruby brown color, large frothy tan head, mostly diminishing, good lacing; strong smoked aroma, roasted malts, bacon, light vanilla, hints of chocolate and coffee; taste is smoky, medium sweet and bitter, light chocolate; full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, rich aftertaste, mild bittersweet, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee; a rich, complex and well-balanced smoked porter, a beer like a meal.
inpherno (7) - Northglenn, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2015 Vintage - Poured into pint glass.
This hearty winter seasonal is warm and inviting, & unique in flavor due to their use of alder wood.
A beautiful dark brown color, almost black.
Smells of good smoke.
The flavor is one of charred wood, roasty chocolate, & fruity highlights of cherry or plum as it warms. There’s a pleasant smoky aftertaste & finishing notes of black tea. It’s smokey but not terribly bitter as other attempts at rauchbiers outside of Germany can tend to be.
The mouthfeel creamy, beckoning you to take one more sip.
45 out of 50
chucklemation (1031) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is smoke, jerky, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor is smoke and jerky, with some caramel and subtle chocolate. Has a moderate bitterness. Great beer with unique smoked malts.
Klimaet (1085) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Borefts Beer Festival 2015. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, smokey, dark fruits, chocolate. Taste is roasty, dark chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, coffee, gunpowder, smoke.
jc1762 (456) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
2012 Vintage poured into a teku showing dark translucent brown with a finger of thick latte colored foam.
The nose is shows a good mix of moderately intense whisky, smoke, and steel tank.
The palate is medium bodied and very foamy. Flavors of very light smoke and some bourbon notes. Light smoky bitterness on the finish with a light smoked nuttiness. The finish returns back to the smoky bitterness. Overall, a very foamy and lightly flavored easy drinking porter. Flavor is lighter than what I wanted but that the body and foaminess combine together to make it very drinkable.
Douberd (3981) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Alaskan Smoked Porter) Bottle 650 ml at home, vintage 2012. Served into a snifter, ABV 6.5%
Totally black colour on the body, almost two full fingers of a quite thick, beige head. Pretty good retention.
Aroma has smoke, roasted malts, liquorice, light vanilla, fruity notes of prunes among others.
Taste has subtle smoke, leather, dark roasted malts, coal, chocolate. Nicely bitter finish with a light smokey aftertaste.
A bit thin on the body with good carbonation, sticky on the palate.
__Rb81 (486) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2012 (re-rate, because I forgot to put the year in ) @ home. Pours black with a small fizzy, fast disappearing, beige head. Aroma of smoke, bacon, some chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is light bitter, roasted malts, smoke, bacon, some dark chocolate, bitter coffee. Bit thin mouthfeel. Aftertaste of smoke and dark chocolate. Not bad, but expected a little more with this reputation.
martin00sr (1971) - Haderslev, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle. Solid smoke aroma, both wood and meat. Clear, very dark brown with unstable light beige head. Complex smoke flavour, roast and coffee, chocolate later on. Good bitterness to balance. Light mouthfeel, easily drinkable. Perfect with cheese on a friday afternoon...