cstuartj (853) - 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 (2397) - Redmond, 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 (806) - 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
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught and a fine accompaniment to beef. Black with thick off white head. Smoked malt aroma. Smokey flavour, with chocolate and peatiness. Malty chocolate and espresso finish. Not overly smoky. It is restrained.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Dark chocolate and gentle smoke. Peat malt comes out in the sip and provides a soft texture combined with a long smoky finish. Light in body with a milk chocolate creamy edge.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Circa. Paired awesomely with their meatloaf. Black pour with a thick light tan head. Smokey nose with roasty notes and gentle chocolatiness. Tastes of dry chocolate, fairly low levels of char, nice wood smoke that doesn’t drown out the sweeter notes. Yummy.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 10, 2009
Source: Malt & Vine, Redmond, WA
Appearance: dark brown, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, light smoke, caramel sweetness
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, nice smokey character, touch of caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft) Sampled at GCBF 2009 in Victoria on September 9, 2009. Strong ashtray aroma, coffee grounds. Slightly lactic but mainly coffee grounds. Milky. Vanilla and mild bitter cocoa. 7/3/7/3/14
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3/30/09 On draft at the brewery. Aroma is moderately smoky, creamy, with dominant roast. Appearance is dark brown with a medium maintained tan head. Flavor is biting toast forward with medium smoke and a moderate creamy note. Mouthfeel is full bodied with a biting toast exture and medium-high carb texture. Overall, easy drinking for a smoked beer, but the toast is a bit strong.
BuckeyeBoy (2324) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap At Big Al Brewery West Seattle Pours out a very dark brown topped with a cream tan head. Aroma of coffee, smoke, and a rich malt. Tast was very nice a Great sweet touch of dark chocolate. A good amount of smoke and roast malts. Not over the top just right. WOW BIG Al’s on the way watch out.