jjh19 (58) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown and opaque appearance with a creamy tan head. Bam! Smokey, woodsy smell right up front. With the first sip, there’s a TON of smoked smokiness, bordering on burnt but never quite getting there. There’s also a hint of hops bitterness, but balance isn’t the goal here for this porter. Pretty light mouthfeel, especially for the big flavor. If you’re looking for a smokey porter, you won’t be disappointed by this one. I’ll probably pass on another as porters are out of my preferred wheelhouse, but there’s no denying this one has big smokey taste.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
rich and intensely flavored" is right...for better or worse. Most people love or hate this beer. the smokiness is anything but subtle. A good dose in the nose. While in the mouth, the big full bodied porter qualities get to come out and play, but the finish is almost all smoke...and is there a hint of fishiness in that finish? recommended. definitely unique. stones is a touch thinner, but easier to drink. i like this beer (my wife hates it) but i don’t think i’d want to polish off a 22 by myself."
Karstenborg (260) - DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, smoke, ham and grain. Taste is chocolate, coffee and malt
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 2012 vintage. Pours black, dry and bitter, smokier as it warms.
zacgillbanks (2364) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles from Rehills, Newcastle and Safeway, Heaton, Newcastle (now closed). 2012 Vintage aged for 2 years before drinking. This inky black beer pours with a thin tan head. It has a slight sour red fruity flavour, liquorice and salty brine notes followed by a gentle smoked finish. Superb!
alliance100 (712) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle - pours black with dark brown head . Wonderful smoked malt aroma . Silky smooth . Smoke , dark cocoa , mild roast coffee , mild smoke finish ... Could drink this all day . Excellent !
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solvaris (106) - - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toll für Whisky Liebhaber
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired ---
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gegwilson (1269) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage bottle from the Trembling Madness in York. Pours black with a thin tan head. Starts rich and meaty with a fair amount of spiciness. Peaty smoke on the finish. Very good quite intense beer there are chocolate notes and a little coffee too. Slight band aid finish.
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had a bunch of times and it does differ, vintage to vintage. But it is always really good. Never a distracting problem always great smoke aroma and roasty charcter, and always perfect head and carbonation. A++++ brew
Sarlacc83 (806) - Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Apex. 2012 vintage.
A: Deep black, cappuccino head, good lacing.
N: Band-aids, campfire ashes, some cocoa, bacon fat, and a hint of lactose.
T: Big smoke, good sweetness.
M: Medium-heavy body. A touch creamy.
O: After the Baltique, this one is appreciably less rich. The smoke elements are still there, but it does fall short in comparison. At the same time, this is a venerable beer and it’s still worth your time, especially aged.
Encinitas101 (12) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber. Smells like salmon smoker minus the fish. One of best brews around. Smoke roast coffee toffee, all in nose and taste, rich mouthfeel and just overall great brewski