strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Very good porter... Dark brown, tan head. Thick and smooth, smoke is there but doesn’t overpower, coffee and a little chocolate. Nice finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub on 02/28/2009. Clear reddish brown body with ruby highlights and a small light brown head. Roast, chocolate, and light smoke aroma. Sweet smoke flavor with chocolate adnd roast. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. A deep, dark brown with some red thrown in. Malt, caramel, and smoke permeate the nose. Medium carbonation with a rich mouthfeel. Smoked malt, honey, caramel, and burnt sugar show up on my tongue. A hint of peat too. There is some bitterness, but it is pretty overpowered by the sweetness. Not bad, but a little out of balance on the sweet side.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a light brown head with lots of lacing and reddish brown color. Aroma is mild dark malt-roasty. Taste is dark malt-roasty/peat. Earthy hops. Dry.
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From draught sample at the brewpub. Light molasses and wet roasted malt, a bit of cardboard and papery hops character. Not really any smoke in the nose at all. Dark brown-ruby clear, with creamy light tan lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Light carbonic acidity. Starts with roasted-toasted grain, mild smoky character, with coffee grounds and a sour molasses tang. Has a nice smoky-meaty taste throughout, coming out more strongly at the finish. Light nutty-smoky after, with light bitter character. Decent smoked porter, but not a huge beer.
Derek881 (1250) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got this beer on tap at the brewery. A cloudy, rich brown color with a creamy look and creamy dark-tan head with good retention. Heavy smoky and roasty malt aromas, with some chocolate and coffee tones, as well as caramel malt. A sweet, heavy smoky taste with some of the aroma scents reappearing. The body was creamy, but not too wet, a little bit on the dryer side with a slightly thinner mouthfeel. It was a solid beer, but not one of the brewpub’s best.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, at the brewpub, July 2006. Dark oak colour. Quite light for a porter. Powdery chocolate and roast coffee dominate. Didn’t get much smoke, which lowers the score a bit. Otherwise, respectable middle of the road fare.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 7/15/06 at the RBSG ’06 Grand Tasting out of a growler: Pours a clear dark brown with a nicely-lacing wispy light tan head. Aroma of toasty, earthy, dry, lightly smoky malts and some light diacetyl. Body starts with some mild earthy sweetness along with some toasty caramel and green hops with a touch of drier smoke. A decent beer, but I’d like to see more smoke character like Alaskan Smoked Porter.
Ungstrup (34315) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep red beer with a thin light beige head. The aroma is sweet with light fruity notes - the aroma is a bit light for my liking. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt - I don’t really pick up any smoked notes.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Brewer’s Alley: Clear brown colored body that is deep and dark, almost opaque, with a medium tan head that sticks. The aroma is mildly sweek smoke, caramel, wood stove, earthy, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is mild smoke, dry caramel, burnt toast, roasted malt, dry chocolate, mild yeast. Medium bodied, medium carbonated, with a smoke and burnt toast finish.