bwa5879 (819) - 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 (875) - Royal Oak, 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 (4238) - 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 (4339) - 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 (364) - 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 (212) - 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 (3227) - 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.
Niko100 (2327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, rich chocolate, coffee, molasses, and some dark fruit; Nicely balanced; Overall, pretty good.
jeremyh70 (914) - Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque brown with ruby highlights, a big khaki colored head with good retention and great lacing. The nose is dark roasted malt with some caramel, chocolate and slight smokiness. Taste is slightly charred and roasted malt with some caramel sweetness upfront and a hint of grape. Midpalate you get espresso bean flavor and bitterness along with some chocolate, charred malt and licorice. The bitterness and smoky charred flavors linger in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is almost creamy and medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very nice porter with well balanced flavors. The slight smokiness combines with the bitter and sweet characters to give it a rich taste.