BlowOffTube (251) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Smells like the smoked venison sausage I had yesterday. Taste is like a slight smokey coffee and vanilla notes. Thin on the body for this porter and the carbonation remains real low, which I wish there was more to help with the mouth feel. Overall a decent smoked brew.
drfabulous (3379) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml thanks to UDBeernut. Porter and smokey. Smoke not overbearing, but for me, Iím just not a smoked beer person. Bit of roast underneath as well. I get why smoked beer people would like this.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at brewery. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. A bit of smoke on the nose. Lots of licorice and malt on the tongue. Finishes clean. Another winner from captain Lawrence.
philipmeese (81) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours very dark, with just a little top foam. Light aroma of smoke and coffee. Lively, subtle taste that lasts and is propelled by a lasting carbonation. Overall a very likable porter, and Iím not usually a big porter guy.
Arayaga2 (1710) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lacquer black with a light brown marshmallowy head. Aroma is roast and phenolics, with taste the same, but more acrid and phenolic than the aroma would suggest. Finishes in dark, slightly acidic treacle notes. $4/500ml
Ron (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with small khaki head. Aroma is smokier than I expected: lots of licorice, dark chocolate, and smoked wood. Slight hickory quality in the flavor with plenty of campfire smoke, all of which is covered by delicious chocolate malt and coffee drains. A bit more smoke than I expected. Thanks for sharing JB.
jb (1941) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Nathanielís Corner Store. This had the nice toasted porter notes with chocolate and coffee, but was heavy on the smoke both in the nose and palate. Not my thing, yet at least.
ontbeermaker (2152) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a nice black, aroma is smoky and flavour is so as well, this is one of the better smoke beers I have had, it was not to smoky and a nice roastiness from the porter comes through, nice offering
tcane7 (1343) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours black with medium off white head. Nose is pretty smokey, smoked meats, roasted malt, dark fruit. Taste is similar. You need to really like smoked beers for this one. Really smokey. Iím not a huge fan of smoke beers. This is well done but not for me.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of smoked black malt, smoked chocolate, smoked oats, smoked wood, coffee and vanilla. Finishes with smoked cherry wood. Medium body.