theisti (3237) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber purchased online at Letspour.com. The pour is brownish black, opaque, with a well formed 1/2 inch light tan head. The aroma is soft char smoke, bitter dark chocolate, and a roasted meat/coffee element. Engaging nose. The taste is the nose, nice combination between the smoke, roast, dark chocolate. The taste also introduces a light touch of sweetness, which helps cut the roast a bit. The palate is medium bodied, with a nice full mouth feel, active carbonation and a dry earthy finish. Nice one.
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear clean mahogany with dark ruby red edges and thin tan head of foam. The aroma pushes up big smooth smoke and a slight band-aid note as well as a faint roasted maltiness. The taste is smooth bold smoke and it seems to slip into roasted malts and a bit of spiciness. Underneath these notes is a mild band-aid like sensation. It seems to leans toward the bacony side of the smoke spectrum.
reebtogi (4183) - 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 (11070) - 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. It’s there. Med+ body. Flavor is pretty smoked. Then there’s 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 (2073) - 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 (9114) - 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 (240) - 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 (6300) - 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 (761) - 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.