redbeard3 (107) - - JUN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle - approximately 9 months since bottling. If your a fan of smoked beer, which I am, you must seek out this beer. The porter base harmonizes perfectly with the smoke to create meat like flavor that is unique and tasty.
fajry (563) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flasa - Miro. Cierna farba, kremova pena. Vona sladova, udena. V chuti jemna sladovost, prazene slady a najma udenina. Anglicka slanina a udena klobasa ako vysita.
devilben02 (277) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a bottle from the 2011 bottling. I worried that I had let this one cellar too long, but I was gladly mistaken. It pours with a black color and a thin, fizzy, light brown head. The aroma lets you know that it is a solid porter at its base, as there is a dark, roasty, bready sweetness, and the smoke adds a wonderful complexity rather than masking everything else. The flavor is so wonderfully meaty, with the smoked malts being much more assertive, although the smoke still doesn’t overpower the sweet and roasty characteristics of the porter. Medium bodied and having a light carbonation, the texture supports the flavors nicely. Overall, I’m a fan of smoked beers and I’m a fan of porters, and this blends the two well.
AdamJackson (2625) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark licorice black.
Nose is astringent chocolate peet ask chocolate milk. Sweet, chocolate cake with pie crust. Smoky peet malt and licorice.
JeffroDH (18) - - MAY 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 Bottle - Opened May 26, 2014. Smoky flavor, not overpowering or cloying. Aroma was understated, didn't add much to my enjoyment. A beer that should define its style. Very good.
mcox90 (1547) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 edition, shared by puboflyons. Pours dark brown, damn near black, with a thin beige ring of a head. Nose is campfire and barbequed meat. Flavor is semi sweet with the malt base being more pronounced. Hints of cocoa, caramel and vanilla. Still smoky and meaty enough. Hints of my late father’s pipe. Body could have been more robust, only medium. Overall, quite good.
AirForceHops (3200) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle thanks to puboflyons, thanks Jeff! 2013 vintage. Dark murky brown with thin ring of head in a sample glass. Nose is light smoked malts and hints of chocolate.
Flavors of smoked malts, wood and some traces of roasted malt. Secondary hint of beef jerky and licorice. Mouth feel is kind of ashy, medium in body with a nice balance of smoke malt and sweet notes. Nice brew.
Valgreen (659) - DENMARK - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ild og røg ølsmagning. 2008 vintage. Very dark brown, small tan head that last, good lacing. Aroma, malty, roasted notes, smoke, dark fruits, chocolate, sherry. Taste, roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, coffee, smoke. A nice sweetness. Dry mouth feel. Slightly thin body.
Zwiebel88 (137) - GERMANY - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rauchige Bacon-Aromen mit Kaffee und röstigem Malz. Farblich Richtung Cola, sehr schön. Am Gaumen Kaffee, röstiges Malz, leichte Fruchtaromen. Schöner Einsatz von Kohlensäure, weiches Bier. Wunderbar.
bergstaden (1256) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head - Good smoked malt aroma - Good smoked malt body with some woody notes - Smoke goes into the finish - This was good