Arayaga2 (1783) - 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
Lukaduke (2192) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Nice balance of roasted, bittersweet cocoa and well integrated smoke. Layers of ash, bakers chocolate and some composted earthiness.
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle received from tgncc in trade. I liked this more than most. I was out on smoked beers, but this one was done with the right amount of smoke - not overpowering and underneath is just a damn good porter. taste was cola, smoke, malt, high carbonation. good stuff. would drink again!
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy blackish with tan head. Nose was roasty dark malt, mild smokiness, mild black licorice, black currant. Tasted complex, with roasty dark malt, some rauchiness, cacao, black currant, and late hops. Complex finish.
maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet chocolate aroma, with dark fruit leavings and very light smoke. Medium dark brown color. Some good roast, chocolate, ripe and slightly rude dark fruit. Light fruit finish. Thin-medium body. Somewhat tasty. Quite thin-bodied stuff, with very little smoke. Underdone overall.
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BOTW. Nice smokey nose, bacon, chocolate, oysters. Tart and bitter, light. Rather disappointing flavor that doesn’t impress.
zvikar (3418) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of honey, chocolate and coffee, some scotch, flavor of chocolate, coffee, bitter and roasted, medium bodied.
kerenmk (2379) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Brown-black with tan head. Vinous and rich smokiness in the nose, a little dry, roast, smoke and sweet undertones in the mouth. Smooth, full-bodied, slightly roasted finish.
keanex (1455) - 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 (5827) - 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 (2095) - 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.