keanex (1431) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Opaque chestnut body with a dense tan head. Good retention on the head, settling into a dense filmy coating.
Aroma: Smoked and salty meat is prominent with chocolate supporting it.
Taste: Good balance of smoked meats, campfire and slightly dark chocolate. Finish is balanced and lingers for a few minutes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee.
Palate: Velvety smooth body.
Overall: This is a solid smoked porter, I like the smoke profile but I wish the base beer were a little more bold. I would have liked a more sweet chocolate presence as well.
SudsMcDuff (5811) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft. Nobi Pub. ... Deep black brown .. Medium foam, mild lacing .. . Mild sweet smoke, burnt toast, black sandies, coffee granules, and toasted molasses chips ... Solid mouth and an easy full finish .. A really great porter .. . . MC Hammer beat me in poker once, those damn parachute pants totally confused me.
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Rake. It pours a deep dark brown body with a small ring of bubbles. Aroma is smoked wood, coffee beans and cocoa. Taste is smoked wood, cocoa nibs and espresso. Long bitter finish with smoked malts. Medium body with average carbonation. Good
BrewBoxer (1978) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from a Duane reade in NYC . Pours a dark robust brown color. Malty chocolatey taste . Lots of flavor and easy drinking for the winter time . Pretty good
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DrSilverworm (6300) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at my local Whole Foods, for $3. Dark brown, near black color. Kind of clear. Thin khaki head. Couple bits of lace. Bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Lighter carbonation. Nice complex aroma. Good smoke, caramel malt, and coffee in the aroma. Moderate sweet taste, light savory. Good long smokey aftertaste. Light bit of chocolate in the aroma, more roast and coffee, hint of dark fruit. Smoke is very enjoyable though, as a fan of the style... Solid, complex smoke beer. Satisfyingly smokey for sure. A little rich and soft though, bigger sweetness. Would probably have been better suited for a snifter format, maybe.
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and smoke. The taste is smoke forward with notes of toffee malts, citrus and nuts. Medium bodied, well balanced, Nice beer.
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of iron, charcoal, and coffee. Pours black with a medium white fluffy head. Taste is roasty with coffee and very dark chocolate with notes of campfire. Not too meaty for a smoke beer but certainly roasty. Not bad.
Homer321 (1870) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Medium brown head. Black in color. Aroma of bacon and campfire. Not much more goin on in the flavor. Really kinda just smokey so it can be smokey. Flavor is short of the aroma. And that was only two dimensional. Would probably not get another glass
closey22 (858) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with red hilitesand foamy tan head;’aroma is smoky roasty and notes of grainy bready dough; Flava is light dry slightly roasty; feels light; finishes dry slightly tart and roasty
two7offsuit (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head that quickly dissipates. Light smokiness in aroma and flavor along with subtle chocolate.