Beerdedone (2743) - 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 (1732) - 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 (2900) - 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 (888) - 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 (31) - - 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).
Ron (2691) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at AJ’s Warehouse. Pours black with big thick head and listing lace. Aroma is soft sweet malty and smoky with something else mixed in here. Flavor classic and very nice porter with a touch of smoke throughout.
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Black with a tan head. Smoky and chocolaty. The smoke doesn’t overwhelm you. Not too bad.
sloshgator (467) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Brooklyn Fire & Ice is an unexpected speciman of this German style. Roasty sweet aroma coming from a dark pour with a tight tan head. Taste is initially a bit sweet like a cola followed by a smokey note and a light bitter finish. Fire & Ice is a delicious and original rauchbier.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/black pour with a small tan head. Aromas of slightly smokey malts, toast, some coffee as well. Flavor is coffee and toasted sugar with some subtle smoke character. Not bad but way less smokey than I was expecting and not even close to what I was wanting. The smoke character in this brew is minimal. A decent beer otherwise.
keanex (1503) - 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.