drinkerofbeers (18) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. didnt really know what to expect before trying this brew. was shocked at how smokey it was but after the first few sips my palate got more used to the flavor. i was looking for a bit more body, sweetness and maybe a higher ABV. not my favorite but a good example of a smokey beer.
Calisky (1346) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur noire, légère mousse brune. Fort nez de chocolat, malté un peu fumé et notes douces. Gout malté, chocolat avec note fumées et amères (café) et notes de fruits secs et tourbe en fin de bouche, voir caramel et réglisse. Corps onctueux. Pas mal
Zlotta (188) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,651 l bottle from P&M Getränke, 2008 vintage. Clear, very dark red to black with a thin, foamy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Heavy and dominating aroma of dark chocolate, accompanied by more subtle hints of smoke, raisins, sherry and coffee. Sweetish taste of dark chocolate, followed by sherry and a subtle smokiness along with a gentle sourish note. Rather long, slightly bitter finish with lots of smoke and dark chocolate. Very nice to see the different flavours emerging one after another. Thin to medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, absolutely flat. Really good vintage beer. It has all the complexity you would expect from it as the different flavours are not just overpowered by the smoke. The body has not thinned out that much so that this beer is a very nice sipper. However, it lacks a bit of excitement preventing it from getting top scores.
Florya (585) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle Appearance: pitch black, minimal off-white head. Aroma: Smoked meat, wood, coffee, tobacco, bitter chocolate, rasins. Palate: medium to full body, soft carbonation.
ikigai (61) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
3/14/15 from bomber dated 10/06/14. Nice chocolately head and color. Malty smokey flavor without much bitterrness. Very good. Kind of a leathery woody aroma and taste. One of the best porters I've had.
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mkam (220) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium head. In 2012 version aroma is smoky bacon with a hints of roasted notes. 2008 version aroma is different - a lot of smoked plums. Taste is smoky, rather sweet with roasted, caramel notes. Medium body, light carbonation. Very good smoked porter.
BBHansen (255) - Køge, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ hugos. Appearance: pours black with ok off-white foamy head with some acing. aroma/taste: caramel, chocolate, wood, coffee, smoke and dried fruits. palette: low to medium carbonation, full body, some caramel sweetness, average bitterness, dry finish, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very nice complex stout
mel4vegas (30) - Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pretty much best smoked porter that is readily available. Smell like an Alaskan salmon smoker, with great olfactory senses. Great porter mouthfeel with perfect co2. Nice roasts finish and dry. Oh so drinkable.
McWorta (804) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle from 2013]
Olive black colour, light tan ginger pillowy head. Smokey bacon, leather, fresh cut peat, subtle dried fruit & tobacco notes, light earthy with hints of black olives and roast malt notes. Light sweet-bitter harmonic with a notch of acidity and a certain complexity reminicent of leather, olives, roast malts and even liquorice. Medium-full body, bit slick texture, softly carbonated with a long lasting finish.
fellebag (1041) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65cl. Light brown head diminishing. Dark brown color. Aroma is chocolate malt, a lot of smoke and a great package of leather. Hint of berries. Taste is sweet, dry and strong. The leather is by all very present here.
grew (89) - Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 edition. Looks nicely: black with good head. Aroma: surprisingly very low smoke (probably because of 3 years of aging), well-distinguished: dark chocolate, coffee and cherry notes. Carbonation is too high. Smoke is in after-taste. Very good, well-arranged beer. Very similar to aged baltic porters.