Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma dark fruits, rasins, prunes, molasses. Nice and black on the appearance. Taste is a little dry and has a slight bitterness on the finish. Mild warmth from the booze but the 9 percent isn’t too prevalent. This one has both Imperial and Porter written all over it. Good example of the style but I’d expect nothing less with Great Lakes and Deschutes at the helm.
jmagnus87 (2029) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Caramel and molasses with a decent smokey bacon taste and aroma. Pretty good.
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL thanks to ajax25g. Pours a deep, tea red with spotty tan lacing. Nose is smoked ham, honey glaze. Taste is roasty, smoked ham, juicy smoked meat. Palate is chalky, dusty.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at SBWF. Near black with smalk beige head. Smoky tarry nose. Mid sweet with near full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Peat and coal, tar and licorice, yet mild and a harmonious. Mildly warming finish.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks ajax25g. Small beige head atop dark brown body. aroma is moderately sweet, smoked cheese, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, smoked meat, some caramel. Medium body, low carbonation, light stickiness.
thePlebeian (3) - - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Definitely a good fall/winter beer with a great warm up richness. Good for sharing with a friend or great in front of a fire. A slow sipper
tompete (167) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma if carbonation and metal, some dark roasts. No smoke. Flavour is coffee and toffee but no smoke. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter. Only medium body. No smoke, very surprising.
tennisjoel (1146) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at Mad Capper in Stillwater. Easily quaffable beverage. Nice balance of smoke, caramel and chocolate notes from the porter style. A good beer for sure.
Fantomasus (187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour winds up an unimpressive flat cola. Aroma is stellar, complex, an immediate favorite: smoke, soy sauce, slight vanilla, woody, nuts, dough, clove, and more. Could spend hours getting lost in these aromas... like a scotch. Taste is somewhat unbalanced as sour and bitter overpower but still very enjoyable. Super slick mouth feel gives way to a lingering bitter finish. WOW! Will buy again on the reg!
stantheman (485) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Brewery Creek Cold Beer and Wine Store in Vancouver. Almost black with moderate tan head. Smoke and malt on the nose. Big smoke, malt and impressions of dried fruit. Wonderful mouth feel. No hop detected. Smoky finish. Very nice!