Ron (3172) - 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 (597) - 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 (1639) - 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 (7259) - .....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 (4702) - 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 (2482) - 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 (9094) - 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 (11116) - 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.