Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from kings. The appearance is clear yet reddish brown and dark. It also forms a solid off-white color.
The aroma is quite smoky and beefy. One whiff of this and your stomach will growl. There is a large chocolate malt aroma also. Smells pretty nice.
Flavor is roasted malts, dry bitter and a dark bakers chocolate. It finishes fairly roasty. Ok I’m down with this.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark reddish brown, brownish beige head. Lightly smokey aroma, with a bit of chocolate in the background. Flavor is not as smokey as I was expecting, but still plenty of smoke. Chocolate and coffee, as well, with notes of vanilla coming through as it warms. Not bad.
Gachupines (785) - USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a large tan head. Aroma is very smoky, reminiscent of good smoked meat. Flavor is fairly intense smoke front with a sweet backing. Mouthfeel could be a bit thicker though, not bad but not the best smoked porter out there.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a fine creamy tan foam. Aroma is charred wood, some ash, light bacon. Creamy body. Taste is a fine bacon smoke, lots of chocolate, roasty, a bit of ash. Very very nice.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, thanks to cavie, near black colored pour with charcoal, vanilla, and cocoa aroma, flavor is malty vanilla, bacon, coffee, cashew
GT2 (7708) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL thanks to nmann08. The pour is a clear, deep brown to amber with not much retention or lace from the khaki head. Nose is smoked bacon, ham, mild coffee. Not super oily bacon Beechwood smoke but very nice regardless. Taste is lemon tart, ham, astringent coffee. Not a good combo. Palate is soapy, cardboard, carbon paper, ash. Ick.
dyetube (1153) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle from halls liquor. Pours black with a large tan head that dissipates quickly. The aromas are smoke, bacon, coffee, chocolate. The mouthfeel is bitter, roasty, and slightly watery with a heavy body. I really liked this one as the smoke doesn’t overtake the beer. Cheers!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by nmann08: Pours a transparent deep dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty dark caramel malty nose with lots of complex smokiness. Starts with good chewy sweetness and light roasty bitterness with good smoke flavor throughout. Finishes drier, and semi-sweet with some lingering smokiness. A nicely balance and complex smoked porter.
argo0 (11166) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, thank nmann08. Medium tan head, brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, smoke, roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, smoke, bittersweet chocolate, some roast. Medium body, fairly smooth.
BeerandBlues2 (9000) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by nmann08. Pours black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, chocolate, roast), light hops (herbal), and average esters (fruity) with notes of prune, raisin, and smoke. Flavor is heavy malt (coffee, chocolate, roast), light hops (herbal), and average esters (fruity) with notes of prune, raisin, and smoke. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a sweet finish.