UDBeernut (1425) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours slightly darker than mahogany thats is bordered by ruby colored edges with an amble tan head. Nose of roasted black coffee and smoke. This theme continues in the mouth. The amount of smoke is perfect. Mouth and body are solid and lingering. A nice welcome from shoveling snow.
keanex (1232) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Deep opaque chestnut body with a creamy tan head. The head has good retention forming a creamy coating.
Aroma: Mild smoked meats with perhaps a hint of hickory backed by semi-sweet chocolate and hints of brown sugar. Good strength, appealing.
Taste: The smoke runs throughout being a prominent and center flavor. Hints of licorice underlie it with semi-sweet chocolate, slightly smoked meat finish that lingers as well. Very slight burnt malt flavor. Very nice.
Palate: Full-bodied with mild to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is a very drinkable smoked porter that doesn’t overpower the malts with smokiness. The flavor is really cohesive. Well done smoked porter.
DSG (4932) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma is a bit smoky, roasty with some dark chocolate and a meaty note. Bittersweet roasty flavor with a bit of dark chocolate, a light coffee note, mild smokiness and a more bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
Ed5388 (1621) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a deep dark brown color with a small khaki colored head. Aroma of roasted and caramel malts, and smoke. Taste of smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, and a burnt char finish.
bp (776) - Queens, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: pours dark black with a thin tan head, smokey aroma, taste is malty, smokey but not overwhelming. I just don’t enjoy smoke beers so hard to rate this high.
cbfobes (2107) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Homer, thanks man! Bottle shared split with my better half, pours a dark brown with a thin tan head, aroma has quite a bit of chocolate and coffee with a little bit of roast as well, the flavor has a chocolate and roasty front end with a good kick of smoke and ash in the finish, not too much of burnt pig meat, which is nice, pretty subtle but you can tell the smoke is there, nice.
PBoegel (29) - New York, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate, mild roast coffee, burnt toast make up the flavor profile. Nose has cocoa, cappuccino, mild sweetness.
Mouthfeel is a touch grainy and palate is very dry in finish
Maverick34 (2017) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark pour. Tannish head. Oaky smoke and roasted mslts and some bitter chocolate. Decent.
beechner224 (379) - 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 (1005) - 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 (6547) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.