arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, ashes, some smoky notes into a bit of caramel, slight dark fruit in there as well. Taste was ashy and smoky up front into nice caramel, sweet cocoa powder, some slight roast and coffee as well, finishing bitter, smoky.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, pours a very dark brown almost black with a thin tan head, the aroma has a decent amount of smoke mixed in with a chocolate backing, the flavor has a slight smoke and chocolate front end with a sweeter finish, decent mouthfeel, not bad.
onceblind (7329) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a tight foamy light khaki head. Nice smokey nose with a sweet earthy cocoa bit. Good roasty flavour with a fair dose of roasted black malt and cocoa. Delightful and balanced. Just roasty enough and toasty.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle split with the one known only as Anndiesel. Chunky brown burgundy black body. Steady beige head. Pleasant chocolate tinged smoky aroma. Mild and drinkable, this really nails it for the style. Smooth and sweet. Bigger side of medium bodied. Right on.
milewide (2063) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light smoke in decent, but too sweet, porter. Certainly not the equal of Alaskan Smoked Porter.
monk191 (1752) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An ok porter, a little boring. Pours a beautiful deep amber/black color. Smells sweet with a bit of smokiness. Taste is smooth but nothing memorable, a little smokiness in the finish. Had on tap at the brewery.
jkwalking05 (4592) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Black with a decent beige head. Aroma is of smoke, roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is of smoke, coffee, cocoa, and roasted malts.
travita (4849) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brown to black in color, and has a tan head. The smell is smoky, malts, burnt, and ok. The taste is burnt, dark fruit, smoke, and ashy.
jdjuice (496) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release 16 from 2012. Pours deep brown with pale tan head. Initial aroma is strong sweet chocolate, changes to more subtle coffee. Fairly light mouthfeel for a porter, but what you’d expect at 6%. Smokiness comes on pretty strong at the finish, with a little hop and dark malt bitterness.
Stuu666 (10632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is light smoke, meaty, chocolate, taste is dry, smoky chocolate, bitter, coffee.