swengolly (7) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2001 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had tasted this beer at a tasting in Seattle some years back, and thought it was one of the best beers Ive ever tasted. I have since drank it from the bottle, and it never quite tasted the same. It is still a nice and unique beer. Its worth seeking out for a try, especially if you can find it on tap. Im not sure if they changed the recipe from the time of the tasting to when I had found it in the bottle. If so, i wish they would change it back. If anyone knows please let me know.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very intriguing beer. Chocolate flavor slowly turns into a nice peat smoked flavor. Different but good.
cartel99 (19) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit too carbonated. There is a pretty good smoke balance, but not too malty.
Indra (2605) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just not quite as flavorful or smooth as I like my porters. Other than that, it’s not bad.
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2001
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight hop and chocolate flavor followed by a strong, lasting
smoky flavor. Smoke porters are not my favorite, but this one
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolatey with a smokey taste, really good
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2000
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s not perfect, but it is a reasonably flavourful light porter. Decent toastiness.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2000
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent, but somewhat reserved Porter. Nice chocolate, roasted malt aroma and flavor balanced by an appropriately mild hop presence. The few times I’ve tried this I’ve sensed a slight unpleasant mustiness. Could have been samples past their prime. (Its hard enough finding premier beer here in N. FLA nevermind fresh beer). A tad higher on the malt and original gravity may make this a bit more memorable.