SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown/black with tan head. Aroma of smoked, dark roasted grain and malt. Flavor of rich dark roast, smoke, semi-sweet chocolate with a dark roast bitter in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy body with high carbonation. Solid brew!
SPDickerman (864) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown ruby red with a fluffy, tan head. Smells smokey and chocolaty. Tastes strongly smokey with undertones of chocolate and roastiness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and faint mouth-carbonation, Ass Kisser Porter Pounder Smoked Porter finishes with a smokey dryness.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly sharp and smokey aroma. Dark amber color with a large tan head. Light bitterness in the beginning that lasts. Sweet and smokey come through in the middle with a creamy palate for the finish.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Nearly opaque with a ruby tint and a small disc of creamy foam. Nose is last night’s campfire with some coffee notes. Flavor is similar, with some tingly green herb notes, iodine, cocoa, and salty wood. Light-medium body feels a bit thin because it’s too fizzy.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice! Campfire smoke nose. Dark brown, modest head with clingy lacing. Pleasing smoky flavors with a little caramel behind it, balanced finish with a lingering smoke, maybe a touch too sweet, pushing toward cloying. But overall pretty good. Hard to believe its 8% until I get toward the end of the bomber when I can start to feel it, and there’s an spiritous component to the finish.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from State Line. Pours deep brown with ruby through light and off-khaki head. Nose is great smoked malt, cacao. Tastes rich, extremely rauchy, dark malty, with notes of cacao, coffee, peppery oil, and a smooth finish. This one is great.
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear deep brown with a small, creamy, tan head. strong peppery smoked meat and smoldering wood planks aroma. flavor is a bitter charred peppery meat with little to no sweetness. unsweetened bakers chocolate. palate is medium and dry with a moderate carbonation.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another shared bottle thanks to ScottyP. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of smoke and chocolate. Taste is nice and smoky with some burnt malt and coffee with sweet milk chocolate flavor to balance well.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a very very dark amber with sturdy beige head. The aroma is a very sweet type of smoke, with some chocolate and beef notes. The flavor is more porter than smoke (but I have a pretty high threshold for smoke). Bitter chocolate, some raisin, some woody notes. The beefy smoke notes come mostly toward the finish, as the aroma wafts backwards into my sinuses. Leaves a dry bitter chocolate aftertaste. Not bad.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Chocolate and smoke aroma. Light chocolate and smoke flavor. Medium bodied. Light chocolate and malt lingers with light smoke.