tom10101 (2661) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ La Fine Mousse. Dark reddish-brown with a small persistent creamy beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of smoke, peated notes, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and light vanilla. Taste is moderately smoke with peat, chocolate, coffee, caramel and vanilla. Light acidic presence. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Decent smoked beer. The light acidity in the taste is a little off, but otherwise it’s a solid well-balance beer.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Near black with small head. Roasty malt base with some light smoke. Very smooth. Well done porter.
DrinkinWell (243) - - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black. Smoky, malt aromas. Earthy, bitter taste, slight sweet citrus followed by smoky
ContemplateBeer (1507) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Dry, woody smoke with a light powdering of cocoa. Appearance: garnet black with a light skin of tan head. Flavor: Moderate woody smoke up front; smoke centric throughout. A little cocoa makes it’s way through, but it’s very hushed; smoke and cocoa come up a bit more toward finish. Palate: Light body, oily texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Overall: A solid smoked beer, but would have like a little more Porter personality.
wimpyjoe (3561) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Baum, Rochdale. Black with an off-white head just around the glass rim. Has a fine roasted malt porter aroma that’s fused with hop, and a smoked character with a small sweetness also evident. It does fizz a lot in the palate which is its only downside. Its high strength is not so evident.
emacgee (3981) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is pretty dark with some burnt wood brown edges. Nose shows some diacetyl and resembles a Dry Stout. Some chocolate malt and meaty smoke. Medium full body with a light carbonation
TimsRatings (404) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tyler's (Raleigh)
Pours dark. Aroma is smoke. Taste is smoke. If set on fire the smoke would smell like smoke. If I was that big of a Jim Carrey fan I'd make a "smokin'" joke...
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jflopsu (503) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark black with light light brown head. Has a smoky aoolewood aroma. A sweeter and creamier taste than expected, with some smoky and roasted malts. Dry finish.
OldGrowth (2617) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10oz pour at Tyler’s Apex.good aroma. Sweet. Smoke. Chocolate. Kind of meaty. Dark orange brown color. Small head that faded quick. No lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, smoke sweet finish. Good. smoke and oatmeal .
TylerGreenDC (271) - - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Aroma of molasses and applewood. Flavors of apple, raisin, caramel and faint smoke. One of those rauchbiers that is more sticky-sweet than roasty smoky.