hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just grabbed one off the shelf. Pours a slightly translucent brown, off-white tan head. The nose is smoky, bitter, with a slight sweet malt in there, towards the back, kind of casky. Tastes upfront woody bitter, smoky a bit artificial, sweet porter malt lacking the character roastyness. Woody bitter taste a bit harsh on first swig, but backs off after consecutive drinks. Interesting to be sure. I liked it overall.
Alengrin (2986) - BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Delirium Hoppy Loft, my first beer from Utah. Thin, moussy and opening head over a very dark burgundy beer, near black; pleasant aroma of smoked bacon, some charcoal, bitter chocolate, salmiac, roasted chestnuts, soy sauce and candied dates. Sweetish onset, fruity maltiness, chocolatey and nutty, soy sauce siltiness, soft mouthfeel, peppery hops, roasted bitterness and well-dosed smokiness (smoked herring and charcoal) creeping through. Very well-balanced example of its style.
Itzjerm (1589) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not what I expected from epic. I expected more smoke more intensity. Everything subtle. Nose head flavors. Oh well.
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ajnepple (3059) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Denver brewery. Deep, dark brown appearance with a lingering beige head. Mild aroma of light smoke, chocolate, dark malts, light coffee and light roast. Similar flavor, more pronounced smoke, malty and pretty smooth with light notes of caramel and toffee. Medium body, pretty easy drinking for a smoked beer. Nicely done overall.
3fourths (8494) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear dark brown with a short tan colored head. Chocolate malt and faint roast in the aroma with minimal smoke, something that blends into the roast profile more than stands out. The dark caramel / chocolate / coffee maltiness is generic and there’s faint huskiness. Lightly sweet with medium-low bitterness and medium acidity. Carbonation is a little brash and fizzy and the finish is short and syrupy. No major problems but it’s very plain in aroma and flavor and the texture isn’t remarkable.
arminjewell (8462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (2649) - 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 (5206) - 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 (4935) - 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 (1696) - 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 (1238) - California, 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.