BrewBoxer (2089) - 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 (6796) - 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 (8616) - 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 (1984) - 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 (2025) - 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 (934) - 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 (218) - 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.
jrodooo5 (1047) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good pour, nice coco aroma, velvety mouthfeel, & very smooth! Chocolate taste throughout w/out any typical bitterness you find in most porters. Very drinkable and tasty - great beer!
j12601 (6703) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin to medium sized beige head. soft chocolate and a hint of smoke on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet chocolate into a little bit of smoke. Gentle campfire notes, never over powering. Lingering smoke finish with some roast bitterness. Tasty.
mansquito (3509) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate and smoked malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. The smoked malts are quite tasty. Meaty and bacon taste all over the place. Chocolate melds right in. Fun stuff.