reebtogi (3713) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger of light tan head that settles to leave some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is smoky with some dark chocolate and citrusy notes. Taste is smoky with some light chocolate sweetness and a bold herbal and citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A nicely done porter that is recommended for a good tasting experience.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark brown/black with a creamy/bubbly tan head. For aroma I get very nice chocolate, but I have to really dig for smoke. Itís there. Med+ body. Flavor is pretty smoked. Then thereís some very nice smooth burnt malt, followed by more smoke. The chocolate is almost lost. As for the hop? Well the ale is bitter. Actually a very tasty drink, but it has a certain challenging complexity on sorting the flavors out.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a jet black with a small khaki head, and very good lacing.
smell is of cocoa, smoke, some coffee, and roasted malt.
taste is a bit thin, smoke, chocolate, and coffee. ends smooth. very drinkable.
daknole (8006) - 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 (169) - 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 (5613) - 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 (686) - 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 (1296) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Theyíre 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 Iím being too critical - itís 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 doesnít shine through as much as I though it would. It dries out my mouth quite a bit and leaves a long bitter, smoky flavor. Iím not really digging the flavor Iím 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 Iíve ever met. Cheers.
LarryBeast (405) - - 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.