NachlamSie (2346) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Brewriver. Funny how the description says this is not a smoke bomb but is still smokier than other breweries’ attempts at a pure smoked beer. This is a brown porter, so the lighter body helps the complex cherrywood notes come through. Flavor is almost pure malt and smoke with notes of campfire, meat, toffee and earth. Finish is a little lactic. Faint metallic notes keep this from being a knockout, but it’s still a great beer.
DrSilverworm (2733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cock & Bull. Standard serving was a 20oz but I requested a 10oz. Clear dark brown / red color. Nice off-white head. Minimal loose lace. Milk chocolate sweet taste, that is a bit too much for me without that awesome chile kick that was in the Fumar version. Light carbonation, kind of creamy lighter to medium body. Decent porter, as it is
Patrickctenchi (1700) - columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a good tan head.
Aroma is malty, smoky...
Taste is nearly syruppy sweet...malty and woody.
shrubber85 (5977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Woody smoked ham aroma. Chestnut color with small head. Light smoked meat and toffee malt flavor. Solid.
queenholly (1857) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Cincy Beerfest. Earthy peaty smoke malt aroma. Chestnut with a small beige head. Earthy peaty smoked malt and cola flavor. Medium body and carbonation.
Chudwick (1086) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler - pours dark brown/red with beige head and thin lacing. Nose is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor adds caramel. moderately sweet and light to moderate bitterness. medium body and easy to drink.
Tmoney99 (8792) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average creamy off-white head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted smoked chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted smoked sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Sold drinkable brew.
b3shine (2253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint. Looks solid; a semi-transparent brown with light beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid too; malty, smoky, and a bit woody. Avrrage on the palate. A good take on the style.