RABinCO (1508) - 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. That’s bit of theme...more burned than smoky here.
jcos (1778) - 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 haven’t 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 that’s it. Ash taste continues to linger. Pretty harsh beer.
Beerenberger (1596) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smoke, roasted malts on the aroma also with hints of dark fruit. A solid black with a finger width, quickly disappearing, khakie head with no lacing. Beginning with smoke and moving to roasted malts in the middle. Dark fruit notes in the finish and more smoke, some biscuit, and bitterness present in the aftertaste. Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Overall, this is an excellant smoked porter! Robust flavors while being very drinkable.
Inbreak (4214) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 29.06.2013, 0,5l bottle @ NY hotel room:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is smoke, dark malts, salty licorice, grass, coffee, ham. Taste is slightly sweet, smoked dark malts, dark sugar, licorice, grass, sour coffee, hops. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel, thin body. Not bad, but some aging would probably be good for this one.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Dark pour with minimal head. Bacon, bandaid, sweat, leather and coffee. Complex. Good carbonation with medium body and depth
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bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark brown color, pretty much opaque unless you shine a bright light past it -- and if you do, there’s a slight red tint deep in the dark brown color. thick healthy off white, light tan head. a rich malty/smokey and roasty aroma, with some yeast esters coming through. very nice balance of smoke flavor with roast malt flavor, and some bitterness sneaking out. there’s a slight tang in the finish, leading to a pleasant, not-too-assertive smoke malt flavor mellowing in the aftertaste.
jkwood04 (5214) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle in a bulb. Pours near black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of smoked malts, some roasted and light coffee notes, hints of fruits, and a little bitterness. Flavor the same with the smoked malts dominating all else. Average texture. A decent beer.
reggiedunlop (3633) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours brown with a huge tan head...nice lacing and retention. aroma is lightly smoked. flavor has tootsie roll and smoky band aid...meh. mouthfeel is light and the finish is boring smokiness. i hoped for more from this.
BVery (9291) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blue Smoke at JFK. Dark pour with deep reddish highlights. Big foamy head. Smokey and chocolate. Delicious.