tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of smoke, chocolate, roast. The appearance is a dark brown/black, tan head. The flavor is smoked, meaty, salty, chocolate, roast. It works nicely. The finish is smoky. salty, roasty. Medium/thick in body. Nice.
RedSox2004 (1047) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured medium brown with a thin tan head that left ok lacing. Moderate aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate with a touch of hops. Flavors mirrored the smell, with an underlying toasted biscuit flavor and mild offsetting hops bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation and a smoky finish.
thetmaxx (705) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into my Tulip glass. The aroma is mostly smoked malt. Flavor is a mild porter, and finishes smokey, much better as it warms up. Thin head and lacing. Color is dark with a hint of red. Overall tasty.
Witzend (17) - - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a boomer nice dark brown with A big tan head aroma is malt smoky chocolate nice and smooth with a rich dark chocolate malt and light smoke finish very nice porter
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tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with red hue, sustaining tan froth. Aroma of light cocoa, subtle smoke. Medium bodied and smooth. This porter is well rounded with notes of chocolate, nuanced smoke, and light bitterness. I liked it alot.
jhp40219 (204) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark, soda colored brown with a one-finger light tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is smoke, roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is smoky roasted malts with chocolate, coffee, and even a bit a caramel. Very well balanced! All flavors blend together perfectly with nothing overwhelming the palate. No way I would have thought this was 8%, as the alcohol is completely hidden. A bit thin on the palate, but still manages to have a medium body and creamy texture with active carbonation. Finish is a bit quick, but the hop bitterness comes through with a nice malty taste in the aftertaste. Very nice overall! The subdued smokey aroma and taste make it much easier to drink than pretty much any other smoked beer I remember having.
Brouwerij (721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with two fingers of fine tan head. Good retention and some thin lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark malt, chocolate malt, caramel, smoky. Flavor is sweet and smoky up front. Fades into mild roasted malt, caramel, slightly nutty, with a mildly bitter finish. Soft carbonation, medium to heavy body, and a smooth texture. Does an impressive job masking the alcohol. I like the subtlety of the smokiness. A very good brew.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a tan head that settled to a ring and left light lace. Aroma of chocolate and light smoke. The flavor found sweet malt with a smoked backing. Medium body and roasted aftertaste and light smoke.
MattH (577) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Drank at room temperature. Dark pour. Tan head. Aroma of smoke and cocoa. Flavor is light. There’s some nice smokiness, a little caramel, and of course roasted malts. Nice smokey aftertaste. Does not taste like an 8% beer. Tastes more like a 5%. Lighter body. Very easy to drink.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. This was a mighty fine smoked porter. Brown-black appearance, much darker than usual for a porter, brown foam on top; aroma was unsweetened chocolate on a bonfire; taste was chocolate, nuts, oak and smokey bacon; palate was thick side of medium. Overall, I really liked the smoke flavor balanced with the traditional porter flavor profile. Despite the gimmicky name of the brewery, this one has me intrigued about the rest of their collection.