madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tan head, dark brown color. Strong coffee aroma. Can taste the smoke and the roasted malts.
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC. Very roasty aroma, chocolate coffee. The smoke is a tad overbearing. Very intense coffee flavor. Decent
kramer (4356) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler, via nolankowal. Pours a very dark brown with some mahogany edges under a foamy tight bubbled brown head that faded to a whispy film. The aroma is roasty, chocolaty, and laced with coffee. The smoke is pretty muted, hard to tell where the burnt/roasted malt ended and the smoked malt began. Flavor is clearly much more Porter than Smoked. Lots of coffee, very roasty, some caramel, and bakers chocolate on the finish with just a slight smoke accent. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly oily texture and a little cloying sweetness on the finish. Nice soft carbonation. Overall, this was decent, but don’t see it as passing the test to qualify as a Smoked.
nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ cbc. Black pour witha light tan head. Aroma of light chocolate, cofee, some smoke and roasted malt. Flavor of smokey malt, light coffee, and bakers chocolate. Medium body, toasty, smokey and a bit dry with a bitter/roasty finish.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with a light brown head. Aroma is of smoke and coffee. Flavor is coffee, slight ash, and some roasted malts.
Tmoney99 (9593) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured black color with an average creamy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt, dark chocolate and smoke aroma. Medium body with a smooth oily texture. Medium balanced chocolate smoke flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of long duration. I would recommend this to a freind.
thebaldwizard (1204) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared by OhioDad. Lightly smoked coffee aroma is nice. Black body with a thin head. Medium palate. Lots of cappuccino flavors with just a hint of smokiness to be found. Interesting, but just not strong enough. Perhaps it’s the beachwood...
bgburdman9 (856) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very light aroma but had a light amount of smoke to it. Flavor was smooth coffee and chocolate.Allright for being CBC.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
growler at dld. pours black with white head. mild smoke, chocolate, and roast in the nose. flavor was same. decent beer. not very smokey for a smoked.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler @ DLD: Poured black with a tan head. Aroma, chocolate, coffee, some smoke to it. Flavors were similar. One of the better ones I’ve had from them.