keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is very smooth for the style. The smoke gives it a bit of bacon but it doesn’t overwhelm. The finish is quite nice, smoky yet smooth.
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @The Vintage, Leith. Pours almost black with a little brown tinge. On the nose you get a gentle, smoke/roast/burnt smell. On the palate you get smoked jarlsberg cheese alone with some chocolate, a touch of sweetness at the end lends itself to perhaps some lactose being in the recipe as well.
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the vintage... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft chocolate.. Soft smoke nose... Tooo fizzy... Rich malts... Dark roast... Light woody smoke... But massive co2 prickle
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of light smoke, medium roasted malts and some dark chcoolate. Flavor was mainly smoke and roast, a simple tasty smoked porter.
Rob_D_UK (1295) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a creamy head. Smell is smokey. Taste is also a nice smoke with a bitter coffee taste too.
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours opaque black with a thin tan head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of smoked malts, light chocolate, coffee, cocoa and had a touch of molasses with a dry roasty finish.
Garrold (3054) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Cross Scythes, Sheffield. Clear, very dark red. Halo of tan head. Dark cherry fruitiness. Smoky. Earthy. Taste is sweet. Earthy dry, too. Light bitterness. Slightly thin mouthfeel. Shortish, dry, light bitter finish.
tgncc (3036) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is smoke, chocolate, burnt caramel. The appearance is deep black, light tan head. The flavor is smoky, chocolate, light salt. The finish is smoky, salty, pine. Medium in body, actually a tad thin, this beer’s only real drawback. Nice beer with a nice lightly smoky touch.
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Cellar, Chester. Dark black with a mocha head. Nicely smoked aroma leading into the taste. Thick chocolate malt smothers blackberry fruitiness and smoke lurks just behind the curtain at all times. Not the most drinkable but then smoked beers rarely are to me, however, when they’re this solid I can certainly appreciate them.
Yonny (55) - - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Mtc Office. Pours very dark with short head. Taste starts sweet, then becomes slightly smokey and ends bitter. Seems heavier than most porters I’ve tried (heavy as in oatmeal stout).