beechner224 (814) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from UDBeernut. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is mix of smoke, roasted coffee, Taste is smoke, and mild roasted coffee. Aftertaste is slightly astringent and smokey. Hard to tell the difference. Not a hudge fan of smoked beers anymore, but this is not too bad.
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On the First Day of Christmas 2013 the beer gods gave to me . . . one smoky porter. Pouts a dark brown color with a soapy off white foam head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, some chocolate, and roast. Thins sweet caramel taste with vanilla notes and a dose of smoke. I like my brews roasty and not smoky so that knocks it down a pinch for me. But if you like the smoke variety, you will enjoy the complexity.
Theydon_Bois (11111) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blue Smoke, NYC, 24/11/13.
Light black with a moderate tan head that clears to a pond and edge work.
Nose is dark malts, smoke, dark fruit, earthy cocoa, treacle toffee.
Taste comprises lightly smoked malts, brown sugars, earthy cocoa, touch of spice, dark fruit tang.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry roast with a lingering layer of smoke in the finish.
Decent smoked affair, fairly subtle rausching thus retaining its shape a porter like status.
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle just says "Smoked Porter" not Pleasantville, but seems to be the same beer.
Nice dark brown with sanguine notes on the edges. Tan foam sheet is near complete. Smells of cocoa, light campfire, bread, and a touch of almond or peanut. Flavor is great, robust with a good dose of toasted malts, smoke, some bits of dark chocolate, some nutty character among the very well integrated and clean smoke flavor. The nose opens more smoke as it warms. Near full bodied with a soft carbonation that gives the beer a really good mouthfeel. Very well done beer, the smoke is assertive and nuanced enough to showcase the beer alongside the actual smokiness.
Serving type: bottle
bhensonb (11908) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours dark brown with ruby glints and a tan head. Smoky malt aroma. Near full bodied Flavor is chocolate and dark malt with moderate ever present smoke.
marcus (7085) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a transient tan head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a moderately smoky dark malt flavor with a dry finish.
SamP01 (607) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black with a lasting brown head. Aroma of dark roasted caramel malt and smoked barbeque pit essence. Taste is sweet dark mild roasted caramel malt and a flavorful smoked barbeque notes with some mild bitterness and a lingering smoked flavor on the end. Palate is a medium body, smooth with moderate carbonation. This brew is quite good only wish it had a stronger smoked aroma. Overall a very well made, tasty and flavorful brew.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to BroIPA. Pours deep brown, fluffy tan head. Aroma is light smoke, roast, dark fruit. Taste is heavy on the licorice, a bit too much so for my taste. Roasted, almost burned malt, coffee, burned sugar. Thatís bit of theme...more burned than smoky here.
jcos (1605) - Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on August 27th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a black opaque with light white head..
Aroma: Aroma of smoked malt, faint roast..
Taste: Smokey, light roast, faint coffee, light sweet.
Palate:Light body, short aftertaste.
Summary: I havenít had a porter this summer, but this was a nice treat. I enjoy smoke in beers, and there was plenty present here. Nice beer.
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the bottle into a tulip. Pours coffee black with white head. Aroma of tobacco, earth and smoke. Taste is definitely smoky/ashy. Unfortunately thatís it. Ash taste continues to linger. Pretty harsh beer.