Concealer (145) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A sweet malt with lovely toasted notes. The Smokey front is delicious but a tiny bit overwhelming. The hoppy finish makes all the difference. Great brew.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a small, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is bacon and smoked meat with nutty and toast malt with earthy hops and dates. Flavor is malt and smoke forward with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Copper Kettle, i usually don’t try smoked beers but I figured why not? The color was a very light brown which struck me as odd for a porter. Smell was a bit of roasted malt and just a hint of smoke. The flavor was also more of that very subtle smoke flavor which was interesting because most smoked beers are so strong on the acrid and the burnt flavors. I will say this seemed more like a smoked brown than a porter but what do I know.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-30-2012 02:54:01
Ratman197 (7607) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Wynkoop Parade of Darks poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, light smoke and a hint of roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, carmel and light roastiness with a smooth lingering lightly smoked finish.
adnielsen (6161) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ brewery. Black appearance with a light brown head. Mildly smoky, roasty dark malty aroma. Somewhat smoky but almost more a roasty, burnt malty flavor with notes of chocolate and espresso. Ok.
missdev (18) - USA - NOV 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light smoke in the nose. Carmel and a light smoke flavor. Could turn up the smoke a notch and be a little better. A bit light for a porter. A good smoked beer 101, but not for the serious smoke fan.
notalush (4172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at CK - turbid brown pour - looks like an unfiltered brown ale - nose of vanilla, roasted nuts, light smoke and earthy wood - flavor is fairly yeasty (no surprise) - notes of chocolate, ligh dark malt bitterness, moderate earthy smoke with mild beechwood flavor - a slighty sharp acidity - an odd, sort of citric bitterness on the tail end - a bit muddled and I would like more smoke in the flavor - decent, but kind of a miss for me.
onceblind (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque Hershey brown, very thin white head. Aroma of smoky chocolate, roasted grains, and some sort of aroma that’s like sunscreen. Smooth body, with a medium-big flavor. Taste is Light smoke, some mild chocolate, roasted grains, and dry biscuit. It’s good, just doesn’t have any ’oomph’