chribban (214) - - AUG 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as a sin. Beatiful brown head that leaves a lot of lacing.
Nose: Roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, dried fruit, tobacco, dark chocolate, ash, dark bread and smoked meat.
Taste: Smoked meat, roasted malt, leather, dark chocolate, coffee, pine and licorice.
Medium body with little carbonation.
A great, complex brew. I just love it!
ilikewinetoo (29) - SPAIN - JAN 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with dark brown head . Wonderful smoked malt aroma . Silky smooth . Smoke , dark cocoa , mild roast coffee , mild smoke finish ...full body...great beer
Jeroenhensen (221) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gedronken op onze bier proefavond. Één van de eerste smoked bieren die me goed bevalt.
degbert (1223) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a high, fluffy, lacy, light tan head. Nose is smoke, rubber, coffee, chocolate, ash, and wet earth. On the tongue, the smoke is intense, but balanced; it’s very forward, followed by espresso and earthy notes. Not much sweetness at all, though there’s a little molasses and maple hanging around the edges just to keep it from being overwhelming. Really round, rich, and smooth on the tongue, with a long smoky finish. Intensely tasty.
kaser (3306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour at home from 22oz bottle. Whiskey and sweet taste. Strong. A great beer
keanex (1541) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 Bottle stamped A2014.
Glass: Tired Hands wine glass.
Appearance: Black body with a creamy mocha head.
Aroma: The aroma is strong of smoke left on clothes after a campfire with a dash of bitter dark chocolate. Aromas of coffee are present, though subdued. The smoke is strong here but not out of order.
Taste: Smoke is prominent, like campfire, that lingers long after the sip. The malt base is a bit mild with hints of chocolate and roasted malts. The body and flavor isn’t as robust as the aroma though.
Palate: Medium to thick bodied, mild to moderate carbonation.
Overall: A darn fine smoked beer, one I would like to find on my local liquor store shelves. I wish the body had a little more umph to it though as well as the malt characteristic.
aleksander9 (556) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
-Short review. 2008 vintage- Sweet smokey notes with burnt espresso. Full palate. Overall: Impressive considering the ABV.
Werckmeister (175) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home. 2012 edition. black cloudy color. coffee colored head. lots of coffee smell, raisins, mulberry, some chocolate, smoky aroma. medium body, taste of chocolate, smoky, coffee, some dried fruits, again mulberry, very good lots of flavor, good medium bitter finish.
gueuze (448) - - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sehr torfiger Geruch. Im Geschmack dann Rauch und ein bisschen wässrig. Kaum Bitter. Leichte Röstaromen.
Tayeth (307) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Geruch torfig-rauchig mit Sirup und Malz. Interessante Kombination. Sehr erdig im Geschmack, kalter Rauch, Schinken. Leider wenig süß und auch nicht die typischen Schokoladenaromen, die man in einem Porter erwarten würde. Vollmundigkeit nimmt etwas zu, sobald das Bier wärmer wird.
Gerardgathier (458) - - DEC 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.