oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Amber colour, small head. Aroma is leathery, fruity, wooden and mildly yeasty. Flavour is roasted malts, some toffee, roast and mild leathery and yeasty notes.
Beer4000 (4322) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Søgaards Bryghus. Dark brown, almost black body with a nice, creamy beige head. Delicate smoke aroma with roasted malt. Flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and hint of smoked sausages. Quite strong smoke flavor, still smooth and balanced, relatively sweet but in balance with the bitterness. Fine body and long smoked finish. A really nice smoked porter.
Leighton (9834) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Pours a slightly cloudy brown with an off-white head. Big roast and smoke aroma, some peat. Great flavor, smokey with hints of bacon and brown sugar. Big roastiness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, plenty of lingering smoke. Excellent.
planky84 (1877) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF shindig, 2011. Whoooaaaaa, Smokestack Porter...whoo..ooo! etc, etc. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Coffee, chocolate and raisin pour. Heavy coffee flavour with a bit of smoke. Smoky-dry finish.
Scopey (5518) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. It pours red-brown, with a thin foamy white lace and moderate carbonation. The nose is smoky bacon, chocolate malt and HP sauce. The taste is smoked malt, caramel, charcoal, toffee, toasted brown bread, smoky bacon, chocolate and dark cherry, with a light smoky-bitter finish. It is not intensely smoky, which is actually a good thing. A very tasty, yet delicate smoked porter.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium tan head. Deep dark red barely translucent body. Deep smoky milky chocolate pudding aroma is very harmonic. Dry-sweet roasty resiny milky chocolate pudding taste, again very harmonic. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry smoky resiny burnt aftertaste with chocolate and earth notes. Lovely! Highly drinkable and full of subtle flavours. (0.5l bottle, Skjold Burne, Århus.)
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from erzbierschof.ch - clear dark ruby-brown beer with a little beige foam left; correct lacework; roasted coffeish aroma with well-integrated notes of smoke and bacon; a decent carbonation and malt backbone; slightly dry and moderately bitter; long aftertaste of ashes and bacon
harrisoni (12652) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chris pre Gbbf shindig 2011. Really smokey aroma. Good smokey beer. Just a little empty in the malts. Good smoke on finish. Good smoke but needs to be fuller in mouth
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. At Chris O’s pre GBBF.
Almost black with a thin beige head. Lots of chocolate malt in the nose with a lick of smoke. Excellent black smoky stuff all round in the mouth. The lick of bonfire at the edges in the finish is really excellent.
cgarvieuk (13167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at chriss ... brown ... sweet smokey woody malts nose ... dark roast woody malts ... light smokey ... hint of chocolate