shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, smoky, chocolate, and some hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, smoky, chocolate, and a bitter roasty finish.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with a creamy brown head. Great looker. Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, dark fruit, and a hint of smoke. Chocolate flavors to start with a hint of dark fruit. Finished with a hint of smoke. Very drinkable and light.
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another Cpt. Lawrence sipper, complex, on-tap at Barcade. My clear winner here over a long night. The smoke is instrinsic, its the smoked malt. The aroma is rather ginger. A whisp of head, lace and a fresh beer. Medium mouthfeel, and drying bittersweet finish. Comes to a fruitiness in the mouth.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At bar america in nyc. A lot better than the food. very complex yet drinkable.
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler filled at Bellport Beer & Soda. Pours an opaque black with a thin tan head that disappeared after the first sip. Very pleasant aroma of light smoke, roasted malt, and chocolate. I like that the smokiness does not appear to be overpowering this beer. The flavor is again light smoke, roasted malt and chocolate. The smoke flavor is well proportioned against the roasted malt and chocolate flavors and compliments them well. Medium bodied. Soft finish. This is an excellent smoked porter.
danhitch (17) - USA - NOV 26, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the brewery: Pours very dark with a tan head. Aroma is very pleasant, smoke and roasted malt. Taste is very similar. Very smoky flavor, but not overpowering. Slight hints of a steak flavor as well as an obviously large amount of roasted barley or black patent malt flavor as well. Mouth feel is also pleasant. Full bodied and soft feeling. Great finish as well. Overall, an excellent beer.
pforei (338) - USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2008 On tap at Hop Devil. Typical dark black porter color with moderate tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and little extra smokiness. Some chocoalte and a little berry. MIld in taste and finish. Thin but somewhat soft mouthfeel. Well crafted, not overdone. Makes for a good session beer. 7/4/7/4/13
Rerate: On tap at brewery tasting room. Big frothy tan head. Roasted coffee and chocolate flavors more pronounced. Gentle smokiness.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark opaque reddish-brown with a tan head. Full, but subdued smoky aroma - bitter notes of almond and a little sour like unripe grapefruit. Good beer. Had it with duck that came with a bourbon sauce and it held up nicely.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil on 9/14/07: Pours an opaque black with a frothy dark tan head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel and chocolate malts. Body starts full, sweet and dark malty with a hint of tart balance and dark fruits. A nice porter with a slightly out of character tartness, but it seems to mesh well here.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Hop Devil Grill. Aroma of some roasted malt, a little smokiness, and some lactic sweetness. Good flavor in this beer, a combination of the aromas i just mentioned and some pit fruit. One of the better porters that I have had recently, but maybe not as smokey as it should be.