slowrunner77 (1945) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"A little sweeter chocolate and caramel character than expected and a little less roasted barley and coffee. The smoke is done very well. Medium bodied and smooth, especially at 9%."
rollsrace (59) - - SEP 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Combo of Great Lakes and Deschutes. Tasted on 3/28/2014. Got for $7.27 per pint. It’s a superb blend of Black Butte Porter and Edmund Fitzgerald, with roasted smoked malt. Not too chocolate, not too coffee, not too much smoke.
Indra (2618) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle. Moderately smoky, roasty and mildly sweet dark malt presence, with notes of toffee, faint raisin, black cherry and chocolate. Mostly black in color, only some faint dark brown highlights showing around the edges, with a very fine, slight head. Flavor profile is similarly malt-driven, with plenty of chocolatey sweetness blending with the smoke throughout, some brown sugar, roast and light bitterness appearing towards the finish, which shows lingering hints of tobacco and coffee. Smooth with a low degree of effervescence and very gently warming on the palate with a relatively full body. Pleasant, certainly not overly smoked.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love the smokey smell followed by the smokiness finish! A perfect balance between malts, oats and smokiness.
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very light and coppery brown with a muddy and reddish huge with one finger of tan head. Nose is odd, light smoke that comes as an earthy character with some alcohol. Weak aroma. Terrible flavor, kind of astringent and earthy character with a mildly goaty character. Dry and
Cory (313) - , California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is smoke, chocolate, molasses, nuts, and brown sugar. Full body, long lingering sweet taste with a little bit of a dry bitter bite at the end. Solid beer that is under-rated in my opinion.
jjgmd (1437) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber with Zach and Brandon, pours a dark black pour with a java head. Nose is sweet, fruity and. Hoc oblate. Taste is smokey, malty and sweet, with a strong grainy prescience.Finish is bitter sweet, smokey and smokey. Quaff score 7 / 10 so so
zgaier (1392) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head and sweet aroma of roasted malt, smoke, and dark fruits. Taste is of sweet roasted malt, dark fruits, oats, caramel and smokey notes into the finish. Solid porter
drsordr (1058) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour opaque dark brown with purple hue. Moderate light tan head Nose sweet malt,dark fruit, and nice smoke character. Taste light roast, then dark fruit, and balancing smokiness. Late palate nice bitterness. Some smoke on finish.
joshwoodward (566) - - MAY 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bomber. This is so good. Big, but balanced. Excellent smoke flavor, delicious.