Patrickctenchi (2879) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black, with a thin, light tan head.
Smoky, cherry aroma.....
Slightly medicinal cherry, woody, smoky taste.
Extremely nice one.
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Woody chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Smoky/woody chocolate malt flavor. Light ashy finish. Very good beer.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub
Saving the best for last I tried a sample of a very interesting take on the smoked porter. Whatever was used to give it depth and richness made me want a full pint. Had it not been for a flight I may have ordered a growler to take home.
Aroma / Appearance - The hazy opaque body is reddish black like flat Dr Pepper. There was not much head although the fill was nearly to the top of the sample glass. A dense smoky feel is like smelling an ash tray rinsed with cherry juice. Underneath is a malty tang.
Flavor / Palate - The thick mouthfeel is tarry and smoky. An ashy base supports black cherries and straight coffee. After just two sips it hangs in the back of the throat with a dusky texture. This was the best beer on tap at the time - check it out while it lasts.