KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a very dark murky brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) frothy light brown head that dissipated slowly into just a few puddles and a ring of residue, leaving behind some really good sheets of lace.
The aroma was right of front with a strong smoke odor and a moderate burnt dark bread malt, a light resin hop and a meaty yeast. It also had decently strong notes of dark chocolate, a dark roasted coffee and a hint of wood.
The taste was smoky and mildly sweet with a hint of chocolate at first and then became moderately bitter and quite roasty with a nice dose of coffee and had a pronounced smoky finish. The flavor lasted a really long time after the swallow, being mostly of chocolate and coffee but having a strong smoky ending.
Mouthfeel was right between medium and full in body with the texture being nice and creamy yet just a little dry and having a mild carbonation.
Overall an impressive smoked beer that had a ton of flavor with a very nice blending of the smoke, so it did not become too overpowering on the taste buds.
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated on 12/4/08. Thankfully I finally found some of this, my bottle was brewed in 08. Aroma was a nice smokey presence not too strong, not too weak, good balance. Also there were hints of fruit and coffee. Predominant flavor of smoke with hints of chocolate and coffee, mouthfeel was a little on the thin side but not bad. I am not a big fan of smoked beers but, overall it was a pretty good porter thats worth a try.
Echon (366) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2008 vintage). Black. Mostly roasted but also somewhat smoked aroma and flavour. Not that rich. Moderately sweet and bitter taste. Medium body with a slightly watery mouthfeel. Overall, a good porter but nothing outstanding. It could easily be more smoked and full.
samires (99) - POLAND - SEP 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with small white head. Medium malty sweetness with hints of caramel, loads of coffee, chocolate and some faint roastiness complimented by solid dose of smoky notes reminiscing campfire. Avarage bitterness and medium body, slick texture, medium carbonation. Complex yet drinkable, you can dive into smoke and find chocolaty and coffee with roastiness and caramel sweet backbone.
ALIBALI (687) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2016 Elche, Hirsche ich werd wahnsinnig, denn kurz voher erschnupperte ich die Dämpfe des verbrannten Leders zum ersten Mal. Im Mund formen sich dann ausgefallene Rauch, Röst und fruchtig süße Flavours zu einem Ganzen zusammen. Die anfänglich dominante Säure wird schnell von der Hopfenbittere abgefedert und das alles im gekonnt von röstmalzigen Rauchungen flankierten Korpus. Rund und extrem gut drinkable. 0,66l Bottle von BEYOND BEER IN HH. 12€.
vjohans (704) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, heavy smoke,
black, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, well balanced,
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On vacation in Alaska 650ml bottle of black colored body with a off white head and a roasted malt coffee hops aroma a roasted malt coffee chocolate herby alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - AUG 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2012 edition, 650 ml from Pivoljub. Courtesy of and shared with JFK10000 & Miro B. Pours dark brown with small light brown head. Roasted malts, smoke, wood, chocolate. Creamy texture. Light sweetness. Medium bodied.
minihame2 (466) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, foamy tan head. Malty aroma, raisin, some coffee and vanilla. Taste is malty, slightly roasted, a little bit bitter. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body, low carbonation. Good porter but could be more heavily smoked.
beerplace (770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle at Josh. Vintage 2006. Aroma and taste are smoked, chocolate notes, roasted malt. Very pleasant.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are smokey roasted malts and some chocolate.