JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked this beer. Itís a nicely crafted porter with good dose of meaty smokiness. It pours dark brown with a quickly disappearing head. Smokey flavor and a nice creamy texture make it very enjoyable.
jzzbassman (1514) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours a ruby almost black with a tan quickly diminishing head. Uncomplicated aroma of chocolate, smoke, and roasting ham. Flavor is malty, aggresive smokiness, with a suggestion of bourbon. Although a touch thin bodied, finishes with a touch of creaminess. Very nice
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by someone at the most recent Freetail bottle release party.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is definitely smokey with a lot of meaty BBQ notes. The flavor is more of the same. There is a heavy smoke character that goes very well with some heavily roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice smoked beer where the smoke is up front and shines.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of a very generous trader. Served in a tulip.
Pour yields a very dark brew with a good off-white head and some lacing as it moves down the glass. The nose contains a good amount of smoke plus some roasted malt, mild coffee, and a wee bit of very dark chocolate. Good start. The taste isnít quite as integrated and doesnít do as much for me, but pretty good and Iíd certainly come back to it. Nothing overpowering, just a nice, balanced beer with some smoke complexity added. Mouthfeel is medium with a good dryness in the finish. Drinks quite well. One of the best Krebs beers Iíve had to date.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-08-2011
Damico (2562) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is smoky and a bit sweet/tangy/ The smoke porter pours dark chestnut brown with a decent light tan head. The flavor of smoked malts shines through nicely on a good medium palate, there is a nice creaminess too this porter that you donít expect.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG 2011 Grand Tasting, thanks to AmEricanbrews. My last rating of RBWG, damn that was a lot of backlog! Pours clear black/brown, thin tan head, solid lacing. Nose is bacon, ham, smoke, tobacco, ash. Flavours of bacon, smoke, tobacco, roast. Just great. A really nice Smoked Porter!
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
enjoyed the weekend of RBWG 2011thanks Eric, pours black with a meadium light tan head. Aroma is smoke and mild roast. Flavor is ashy with smoke and roast ending with a nice cocoa touch.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-tan, brown ring. Aroma is roasty, chocolate malts, smoky. Taste is more smoke forward, roasty, but a bit thin in the finish.
Sledutah (4660) - Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by AmEricanbrew at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Black with a small tan head and some spotty lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, smokey and spicey
Taste: Dark fruits, roasted malts, ashy and dark chocolate
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat green but smokey smelling, dark brown beer...thin head. Smokey flavors...little tinny, little acidic and metallic though....little thin on the palate as well. The smoke would have been nice, but its just too thin, really.