ManVsBeer (6462) - 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 (4457) - 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 (421) - - 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 (886) - 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 (3009) - the Containment Area, 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 (632) - - 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.
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Smoked indeed. The smell hits you in your face like a nice smoked sausage. Medium body and bitterness. Some hints of roasted malts. My first smoked porter. I would suggest having it or similar at least once.
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of smoked meat and wood. The taste is smooth and well integrated smoke and roasty malts. Smooth, medium body with some dryness and soft carbonation. Good, but maybe a little too mild.
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice one here. Smoke blends with the rest of the beer yet it is still the forefront.
OmegaX (1353) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this one. On tap at Oblivion. Nose is roast and smoked meats. Big chocolate and roast everywhere. Big tan head and a black body. Creamy mouth-feel. Very nicely down beer with a good mix of coffee, chocolate, and roast/smoked notes. Nice stuff.