A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dk brown with ruby hue a thin off white head and mild roasty aroma---flavor is smoky malt with slight choco-ashen tones--finish is a bit thin but flavorful
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle in a pint glass. Appearance is a ruby-tinted dark brown color with a thin mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, some roasted malts, and a bit of a sweet smoky scent. It’s a nice complex aroma. The taste is a bit richer and smokier than the aroma, but it’s similar to the aroma. There is a little bit of a mesquite flavor to the smokiness. A bit different from other porters I’ve tried, but not bad.
bwa5879 (786) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with red hue, small amount of beige head. Smokey/peaty/leathery scent. Flavor follows the nose but it’s not too heavy, campfire-like. Low carbonation with a clean finish. Nice smoked porter.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler at brewpub. Dark brown with minimal head. Taste is big time smokiness, dark roasted malts and chocolate.
chucklemation (673) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color, no head. Has a smokey, burnt caramel and beef jerky smell. The smokey caramel flavor comes out nicely, along with some malts in the background. Pretty good porter.
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Roasty malt with chocolate, coffee, and light smoke. Rich flavor. Quite nice.
kaser (3662) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour from draft. White sticky head. Vanilla and nutty notes over a chocolate and coca beer. Interesting. Good.
BrownALEx (315) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black with a nice khaki head. Just beautiful. Amoras of malt and smoke. Taste is robust chocolate, dark malt and smoke. Palate is full bodied. Very thick mouthfeel. Overall a must try porter. Great dark malt presence and great smoke latency. Well done.
DBob5150 (206) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Heavy alcoholic aroma, slight hints of carmel.Pours a deep brownish-black with a thin beige head.Taste is again alcohol with coffee, toffee and caramel. Leaves a medicinal after taste. Not a repeat.
chinchill (2647) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Neck stamp declares Dec. 2012 bottling date.
Pours a very dark brown, looking black and opaque in the glass. Topped by a modest size tan head that has good retention.
Aroma: clearly off style, this smells like smoked meat.
Taste: flollows aroma: this is a smoked porter. Never had a British porter like this.
Feel: Full body; medium-light, soft carbonation; fairly smooth
O: for smoke beer enthusiasts.