Butters (3572) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at brewvival. Was later in the day, so I didn’t get much in the way of notes. Only that it was much smokier in the aroma than in the flavor. Big carbonation.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Dark black body with a creamy tan heaed. Sweet smoke, salt and bacon aroma. Big smoke flavor with some caramel, roast and salt. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at a Tampa tasting courtesy of bobby8405. Poured a dark brown with a tall, foamy, tan head. Nose is straight bacon maybe a touch of molasses. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is big notes of bacon and roasted malt, lighter notes of chocolate and toffee, light ash. Actually a very tasty balanced beer, the smokey flavors are very strong but well balanced with the sweet cocoa malt notes giving the beer an overall chocolate covered bacon feel.
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
7 hour old growler from Green’s Columbia. Pours a dark shade near black with some red tints. The head is dark tan and large and frothy. Smells awesome. Lots of campfire, bacon and a bittersweet fruitiness along with hints of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is absolutely delicious. Actually, this brings to mind Yazoo Sue. This is very much like Sue, just a little less smoky. The flavor has even hints of dark chocolate, bacon, and that fruity smoke that cherry wood does best. This is awesome, I’m impressed with Coast. The smoke here is assertive and prominent, but with a little more body and more smoky intensity this could be on the level of Sue’s greatness.
Cybercat (2768) - Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Epic aroma is strong, smoky, mocha-ish and slightly sweet - it screams DRINK ME! This one pours a deep, warm, opaque sable with a nice buttery-tan head. Flavor is mainly molasses with undertones of coffee and unsweetened chocolate and a hint of caramel. Texture is smooth, fizzy and very lively. Worth hunting down!
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a fluffy tan head. The nose is ashy, woody and chocolate. Flavor is roasty, espresso, smokey meats and light campfire. Real solid offering
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Greens Beverage. Pours a dark, deep brown with a thick tan head. Heavy, woody, roasted, smoky malt aroma. Taste is lightly chocolately, with smoky wood malt flavor over a hint of hops. A good deal of flavor but thinner than most other porters. Nice, lingering aftertaste though. The first beer I’ve had from Coast and I have to say I’m impressed.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of bobby8405. It pours deep mahogany with tan head. The aroma is a pleasing mix of smoke, smoked bacon, roasted malts and sweet molasses. Yum. The taste starts with sweet and roasty malts moving into a combination of burnt malts and smooth smoke dried bacony pork goodness. This comes together nicely.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs black. Nose is roasted grain, fresh fire smoke, cocoa, coffee and sweet malts. Flavor is a pleasant smoke, not over bearing. Cocoa, ash, hints of espresso sweet malts and roasted grain.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010
Name: Smoked Porter
Date: December 11, 2009
Source: Tasting, ORF
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma with lots of smokey character
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, lots of smoke, touch of woody tartness, hint of caramel sweetness
Name: Smoked Porter
Date: January 30, 2010
big and smokey, rich backbone to support the smoke,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4