DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very well done smoked porter. The smoke is subtle and compliments the porter itself quite well, particularly in the nose.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque brown. Beige head. Chocolate roast, burned toast, lactose sweetness aroma. Flavor is bitter, roasty, cocoa and a very faint metallic note. Good porter.
drjay44 (2445) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Per the label, 8% ABV, brewed and bottled by Ass Kicker Beverage Co. San Jose, CA. Pours a medium, lasting, light beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, light brown (SRM 20) body...nose is hints of smoke, toffee/caramel, hints of coffee....taste is light smoke, toffee/caramel, finishing with a light coffee dominated bitterness....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation makes a tingly spritz. This is a light Porter. It is not particularly complex in either aroma or taste, and the mouth feel is almost to a Lager in its lightness. The malt back bone is the major flaw in its simplicity. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with rougeau13 - Pours a clear brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. light lacing. Aroma is smoked malt. Flavor is smoke and lightly sweetened caramel malt. A little thin. A nice beer. Thanks Jared.
ccex (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours an opaque dark brown with small beige head and a bit of lacing. Not a whole lot on the nose. Aroma is of baloney, a bit of chocolate and some roasted malts. Body is thin without very much carbonation. The only thing I like is the mild smoky taste and finish , but overall I was disappointed, given so many other porters and rauchbiers to choose from.
joshmcg000 (293) - Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee. Very smooth buttery texture is the first thing i noticed. Small amount of carbonation. Taste exactly like it smells, dark chocolate mocha flavor, coffee, smoke. Well balanced good stuff.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, a bit cloudy and with a thin head. Lightly smokey nose, with tart/charry notes that I donít like. Good (I am a smoke whore, after all), but quite a few areas need improvement. The smoke is a bit different, and I like that, but the weak malt character does nothing to make this beer better.
BBB63 (5699) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber bottle and served in Bells snifter: Pours a moderate brown hue with an okay frothy beige head and okay lace. The aroma has a mild aroma of smoked meaty malts, some chocolate, vanilla, walnuts, crystal. and herbal hops. The taste has some twangy acidity and smoke notes but appears to be more porter (and a very average one at that). Mocha, vanilla and nutty notes with a hint of coffee and hop bitterness. Just seems a tad underwhelming and without a lot of depth of character. The mouth feel is chalky and a tad under carbonated. Really, this did not do much for me outside some meaty notes.
unclemattie (3997) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, purple label, purple cap. Dark brown color, no head. Aroma of lunch meat and mocha. Flavor of smoked malts, roasted grains, some coffee and chocolate. Tastes better than the aroma. Finishes with a sweet fruit character, along with the smoke and roasted flavors. (3288)
hawthorne00 (2210) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a light tan head thatís never less than a coat. Mocha aroma with some singed toffee. Sweet with mocha and Indian fudge, cardamon, vanilla, light smoke. Gentle bitterness and a touch of sourness at the end, but thereís something (oranges?) slightly distracting about the hops there too. But itís complex without being at all shouty.