CheersMate (1309) - 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.
mikedR (1162) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Niiccceee -- nearly stout like! Incredible chocolate aroma. Solid thick mouthfeel. Very intense chocolate notes. Not getting much smoke, so we have a misnomer here, but I really like this one.
maxwelldeux (3600) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is actually a bit more complex than I anticipated - I got some burnt roasting and a little dark fruit before I got the smokiness of this one. Taste is very smokey and dry, though I can get just a hint of chocolate at the end of this one. Not a bad brew...
ttroha (253) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark in color with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and coffee. Taste of dark chocolate and smoke with lots of carbonation. Sour aftertaste. Medium bodied. Overall, I’m not a fan of this beer
Hanuta06 (321) - Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: from tap at Filiberto’s Italian Restaurant.
Aroma: none detected.
Appearance: large, creamy light brown, initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-red/brown body.
Taste: lightly acidic initial flavor and lightly bitter, smoky finish. Long duration.
Palate: medium body, dry texture, lively carbonation.
Overall: excellent porter. Great appearance. Not too acidic. Smoky flavor keeps it interesting.
Ratman197 (9714) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of smoke, bakers cocoa, vanilla and roasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, black patent malt and bakers cocoa with a smooth dry lingering smoked finish.
Dogbrick (8002) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Brownish-black color with a medium thin beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium body with flavors of smoked malt, dark chocolate and slight coffee. The finish is malty with a subtle smoke aftertaste. Decent overall.
boozedude (1752) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into glass..pours black, brown head, aroma is metallic coffe..taste is expresso with a thin initial bite that dissapates, like it
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark pour, head dissipates quickly. Smokey smell that dominates the smell. Quick bite on the first sip, then gets real smooth.
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Bookseeb (116) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance has a dark brown color leaving hardley any head that dissipates quickly leaving nil lace. Smell of mainly the smoke, peat and roasted malt. Taste again of the smoke with the peat that really comes through kinda has the flavor note of smoked bacon. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. If your a fan of smoked beer this is a good one to try
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very deep brown, mostly black colored body with a finger-width, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is roasty with lots of rich dark chocolates and a light earthy smoke. Just a touch of meatiness. Flavor is similar. Lots of dark chocolates with a nice roast backing and a solid smokiness. Finishes with a light char and peat note alongside a medium-light, earthy and roasty bitterness that is balanced well with a good amount of chocolate. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid smoked porter. Well balanced and enjoyable with lots of chocolate, roasts, and smoke. Good beer.