tmoreau (3509) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served, displaying an opaque, black/brown color, with a fluffy layer of brownish tan head foam, and wavy lacing on the glass. The nose was nicely roasted, creamy, and woody, followed by a pleasant, mellow scent of grilled sausage/campfire smoke. The taste was somewhat similar notes, with the roastiness more defined with some coffee & light molasses, but seemed to wash out and became less robust in texture & body. Thus, light to medium bodied, moderate bitterness, moderate malt, with a seltzery quality to the carbonation, that seemed to reveal a hint of saltiness for the finish. Okay, but disappointed, considering the impressive start.
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Craft & Growler. Black with an average tan head. Aroma is of leather, roasted malts, smoke, and driftwood. Taste is of smoke, toast, light ash, roasted malts, and light earth.
travita (4779) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is dark, tan head, and black in color. The smell is smoke, malt, burnt, ash, meat, and good. The taste is meaty, bbq, some, sweet, and ok.
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and smoke. Taste is smoky, malts and coffee.
ennessdee (11) - - JUL 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ The Anderson. Deep dark robust porter with think dirty white head. chocolate, licorice, smoke. First sip doesn’t tell much, but after 5mins it warms in the back of mouth.long lingering roasted toast after taste. Smokeness is subtle and not overpowering. Chocolate and burnt wood warm the palate. Best in a chalice.
Zarf (23) - Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious smoky porter with a silky core of oatmeal & malt! This is everything a porter should be! Easy drinking!!
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Stuu666 (9787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Vintage. Smooth liquorice, dry and roasty, lingering dry finish, but not smoky enough!
guzgorog (653) - FRANCE - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière noire avec un haut col de mousse noisette. Nez fumé, moka et fruits secs. En bouche, l’attaque est sur le café, belle amertume, et laisse la place rapidement au fumé. Et, petit à petit, la malt torréfié reprend le dessus. Belle texture mousseuse et crémeuse. Pour ma part, première belle surprise de la brasserie Brookllyn qui m’avait déçu jusque là ...
GenDV138 (5502) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 ounce draft at ChurchKey poured into a snifter. Pours dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of light smoke, dark fruit. Tasting notes of light smoke, caramel, sweet malt, some dark fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Light creamy mouthfeel.
tom10101 (5000) - 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.