Drake (8700) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub, 5/17/14. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong meaty smoke, roasted malts, dark chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, smoked ham, moderate hops in the finish. Thin-medium bodied. Nice.
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is smoke and coffee. Light smoke, light chocolate and a nice pleasant bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 11/21/12
Aroma: The aroma has some smoked malts, a little bit of oak, and some coffee as well
Appearance: This one pours a medium-to-dark brown color with a nice beige head
Flavor: This one has a nice smokey flavor with a little bit of bacon and a hint of coffee
Palate: This one has a nice creamy feel on the mouth and a medium-plus body
I thought this was a pretty solid Smoked Porter. The smoke doesn’t completely overpower everything else, which is nice. I really didn’t have too many complaints at all. If you like Rauchbiers/Smoked Malts/Porters, you’ll most likely enjoy this one.