notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[draught] - a nice, full-bodied porter, with a subtle dry character and light smokey flavor that cuts the light chocolate sweetness, with a gentle woody quality that binds it all together - nice to see more brewers in the NY area, especially when they can make porters as good as this one.
Theydon_Bois (5318) - The íSham, 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.
harrymel (516) - 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 (9836) - 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 (5615) - 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 (477) - 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.
RABinVA (992) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, 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 (1356) - 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 (58) - 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.
Beerenberger (1110) - 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 (1073) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.