bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a mahogany body with a medium cream head. Aroma of smoked sausage, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, smoke, coffee, and chocolate.
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 don’t 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.
argo0 (11167) - 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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: Smoked Porter
Date: May 03, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, big frothy beige head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: huge smokey and roasted aroma, dry chocolate, just a hint of sweetness
Flavor: rich dry chocolate flavor, lots of smoke, earthy and dry
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the Natomas BevMo. Pours pretty black with a 3 finger foamy tan head. Aroma is fairly smokey, suggesting bacon to me. With wood. Med+ body with good carbonation. Flavor is woody, smokey, bacony. It’s dry and a little astringent. Very, very good.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Dark clear brown, medium tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds and caramel. Taste is moderate smoke and a bit of bacon. Not sure why the smoke is in the flavor and not really in the aroma. This one got good reviews from friends.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, coffee, small smoke and mocha aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate vanilla sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex brew.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - 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.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roastiness and light smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, bakers cocoa and smoke with a smooth lingering smoke finish.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear black ale with flashes of crimson and a small, creamy, khaki head. The bouquet is chocolaty, nutty and smoky. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is roasty, chocolaty and bittersweet. Burnt, moderately bitter finish.