bytemesis (6001) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, large brown creamy head, nice lacing. Light aroma, roasty with hints of smoke, ashtray, burned malts. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter, nice deep roasty on the malts gives ashes and hints of coffee grounds. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid.
djd07 (7914) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with small beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roast, chocolate, nuts. Thick mouth, dark chocolate, light roast, lingering dry finish, very good.
maley1 (1000) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, slight coffee, cocoa, faint smokiness. Taste of roasted malts, espresso grounds, faint nuttiness, hint of smoke and a paprika dryness on the finish. Light bodied, slightly watery mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation. Very average at best.
Marheb (4197) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bue en fût sur place); Café, mélasse, délicate fumée, mince et plein d’accents rôtis.
Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 Draft at brewery, this was great, light smokey spicey flavor really added another dimension to this, very impressive. The porter had great roast, very tasty, kept going back for more, the paprika oddly enough increased the drinkability
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2015 Dark brown with a short off-white head. Char / ashy roast and burnt popcorn huskiness aroma impression. Medium body, chewy, lightly sweet, coarse malt astringency and simple chocolate malt / roast finish. Papery and starchy coarseness on a goopy (but not overly sweet) malt body. Thankfully the smoked paprika doesn’t show up, but maybe it would add some intrigue to this simple porter.
dresden (1296) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a light tan head that laces really nicely. Aroma is smoke but it’s really nice and light, not the burning tire you get in so many others. Flavour isn’t strong on smoke but it’s the, a really nice porter with a little smoke on top.
beerbaaron (1866) - Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Black with a creamy beige head. Light body, maybe a bit thin. Quite Smokey actually. Could easily be a smoked porter. Dry cocoa. Very mild sweetness. Not much roast. Quite easy drinking, flavorful porter.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour, some toffee head. Aroma is light vanilla and caramel. Flavor is dry bitter chocolate, nuttiness, and vanilla.
BiiruBierBeer (896) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells and tastes like a pretty standard mildly roasty porter except for the mouthfeel is a bit more watery than I care for.