KajII (783) - 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.
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.