daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color. Ham, smoke, bitter chocolate, dark roasted malt. Light sweetness is overtaken by the roast and smoke.
Rodriguez (155) - Quito, ECUADOR - OCT 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one and Harvest were the best at their brewery. Coffee, chocolate, and that smoked finish with a good body, was perfect for a cold night.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Black, cola hued edges, light tannish head, sudsy, dies quickly, little lacing.   Dark chocolate, roastiness, with a touch of smoke on the nose.   Decent.   A little milk stout like up front, coffee with cream and sugar, roasty, dark chocolate, some unsweetened bakers chocolate.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering roastiness and dark/bakers chocolate.   Fairly decent.   Wished it were heavier with more smoke tho.
nbwajdr (2) - Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty. I tried a sample of this at the market in downtown Snoqualmie (old town). Met Big Al there, and I had to make a few trips back in subsequent weeks to get more - doing research, ya know. It inspired me to brew a smoked stout using peat-smoked barley.
CampesinoTino (612) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Darkish brown in appearance with a decent layer of mocha foam. Smoky roasted malts dominate the aroma in addition to bittersweet chocolate and espresso. Lots of strong smokiness and charred malt in the flavor along with some coffee, cocoa, peat and caramelized sugar notes.The body is slightly thin with moderate carbonation and more burnt smoke in the finish. Overall, a good Smoked Porter that would go great with a plate of BBQ.
CheersMate (1292) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
They’re bottling now, which is pretty cool. Black in color, with a wispy head. Not much head was produced. The aroma is quite pleasant; there are touches of smoke, chocolate, jerky, and a little coffee. The aromas play well together, and nothing really is so salient that it ruins the aroma in terms of overpowering it. I was expecting more of a body considering I saw the word "Porter" on the bottle, but I’m being too critical - it’s just fine. The smoky flavor immediately jumps out at me. Touches of coffee and jerky are there, and a subtle, subtle, subtle, soy sauce flavor. The sweetneess of the chocolate malt doesn’t shine through as much as I though it would. It dries out my mouth quite a bit and leaves a long bitter, smoky flavor. I’m not really digging the flavor I’m left with, but everything else is relatively decent. Not a bad brew, but nothing exceptional either. The Big Al crew are some of the, hands-down, nicest folks I’ve ever met. Cheers.
LarryBeast (271) - - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Black, no head. Smokey roast aroma. Earthy campfire taste with a chocolate-sweet side to it. Smooth, medium-bodied. Dry finish.
cstuartj (734) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep blackish color with hints of gold. Nice tabacco nose. Malty, smokey clean taste. Better than it’s current style ranking IMO.
curly (2394) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint. Solid black, large creamy brown head. Aroma of fruit, smoked malt, chocolate, soy. Taste of bitter cocoa and coffee, sweet milkiness. Feels like a Nitro beer is the texture, very creamy and smooth, kind of thin. Not sure if this was N2 or not. Either way, it was very good.
raphael (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild aroma of prunes, woodsmoke and dark caramel. Not much head. Quite light and quaffable in the mouth. Maybe been spoiled by Alaska smoked porter but this one is clean. fairly friendly for a dark beer as minimal roast malt, and a smooth finish. otherwise not that memorable