kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a very dark cola color; fluffy light-tan head with good retention and lacing. Roasted malts and dark chocolate in the aroma; some smoked meats. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: pleasant smokiness upfront, with a full milk-chocolaty porter profile behind it; lively carbonation; there’s a touch of citrus bitterness in there as well, adding an edge to the prominent roasted character. The smoke on this is relaxed enough that my wife actually liked this (it’s small and well-integrated); I could personally go for a bit more. Medium, roasted malt and milk chocolate finish.
dmac (4728) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CL 1st Anniversary Party. Poured a deep dark brown, practically black with a light brown head. Aroma and flavor were spot on for this one, chocolate, roasted malt, hint of smoke, and an overall sweetness that made me want another. Fantastic beer.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand Bottled: Nearly black, moderate foamy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Mealy nose, heavy roasted malts, slight milk sugar.
Rather sweet on the tongue, strong roasted malts, but moreso a HUGE sweet milk sugar/lactose like flavor.   Doesn’t seem that
smoked to me, but more so a sweet roasted goodness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft hop presense, big roasted malt
background, lingering lactose like sweetness.   Smoked Porter, wha?!?!   This is much more akin to a Sweet Stout than a Smoked
Porter.   Whatever, I still enjoyed drinking it.   Big props to Dickinsonbeer for hand bottling this one and sending it my
dunkelbitte (20) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a promo night. Rich, malty flavor. Perhas a little too much to have more than one in a sitting, but that one is worth your trouble. The smoke added some interesting flavor without overpowering the richness of the beer itself.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Brazen Head. Both aroma and flavor incorporate chocolate and dark roast coffee malts with dried fruit notes (prunes, cherries). There is some smokiness noticeable, but not enough to offend those who might be put off by rauchbiers. The smoky malts provide more of a ’seasoning’ to the sweeter malts. Overall another nice offering by CL.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours an almost black with a long lasting off-white head with nice lacing. Nose is smoked coffee. Flavor is coffee, smoke notes do not much match the anticipation brought on by the nose. Sprinkle of shaved chocolate on this one. This beer is pretty flat. It does not take your taste buds on a journey, but they remain local throughout. Overall, thin body and not much going on.
jason (1736) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one. Did this side by side with the Smoke from the Oak.
Black body with thin head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is a little thin. Had a nice vanilla, oaky taste to it. Easy on the palate. Very enjoyable.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler...
Appears a black with dark brown edges when held to the light. A small dark tan head that slowly fades out to a mild floating cap of foam.
Smell is of cocoa, smoked meat, roasted nuts, beef jerky, caramel, along with some freshly frothed cream.
Taste is lightly tart but substantiated with notes of beef jerky, cocoa, caramel, and nuts.
Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with a caramel smoothness fading into a moderately dry finish.
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler acquired in trade with puzzl (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown color iwth a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of lighter smoke, roast, and chocolate. The smoke was not overpowering and added a nice spin on the aroma. Tastes of chocolate, roast, vanilla creme, and a trace of smoke. Body on the thin side. DIdn’t knock my socks off but was still enjoyable.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler. Pours a deep dark brown with a smaller tan bubbly head. Aroma of chocolate, some smoke, toasty malts, nuts and some fruitiness. Flavor of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of smoke, some cocoa and on the dry side.