tekhna (118) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty interesting. I’m certainly no smoked guy, and I usually like my porters and stouts pretty roasted, but the complimentary sweet/chocolate malts and the relatively subtle smoked flavor works well. Much more palatable than the SN smoked porter.
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a mid-sized, creamy, light khaki head. Good retention. The aroma is a luxuriant swirl of brownie brittle, melted fudge and campfire smoke. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor offers dark chocolate, charred wood and campfire smokiness. Short, crisp, singed finish.
alobar (2877) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capone’s. Pours cola brown with aroma of smoke, dark fruit, and roasted malt. Dark fruit licorice, chocolate, and smoke flavor. Very nice beer!
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown black color with oily head. Aroma is smoked meat, and grains maybe some raisin. Taste is really oddly meaty in the smoke which i dont dig. Decent at best.
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty average, light msokyness, sweetish body, sweet finish, its ok, moderate-thick body. Meh, its lame-o.
Goodgrief (1812) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pinocchio’s. Dark pour, smallish head. Chocolate aroma with some hints of bacon. Roasted flavor, mild sweetness with some mild smokey flavor. Well balanced and crafted. Enjoyable but not a must try.
Lukaduke (2374) - 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 (995) - , 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 (8054) - 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 (2291) - 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 (6737) - 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.