ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a dark brown with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some lacing
S - Aroma is a mix of smoke and roasted chocolate malts with some coffee and dark caramel malts with a bit of vanilla.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts with a some vanilla. Through the middle, the smoke come through fairly strongly with some coffee and dark caramel malts. The finish is a mix of smoke with some chocolate malts, vanilla, coffee, and a bit of dark caramel malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a smoky and lightly sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good smoky flavor with nice overall balance.
onceblind (7313) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Release #2 bomber pours mahogany with ruby red edges and lasting light tan head that leaves behind some sheet lacing. The aroma pumps out roasted malts, bready malts, a touch of spicy black licorice and soft rauch-y smoked malts. The taste has a pretty rich sweet maltiness as well as roasted malts rolling into some earthiness and smooth smoky rauch malts. Into the finish it stays dark and roasty with subtle smoky rauch malts and a light sense of peat too.
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours root beer brown with a collapsing beige head. Aroma consists of campfire, smoked ham--a little too muted. Taste, thankfully, is much smokier than the aroma let on (give me maxium smoke, please). Along with the smoke, there’s some dark fruit and raisin flavors. Highly carbonated and medium-bodied. A good brew, but not in the ranks of the best smoked beers I’ve had.
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate head. Nice smoked nose to this one, but in a subtle and inviting way. Roasted flavors to this with a little bit of malty bitterness. Great flavor.
superspak (4666) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; release 11, bottled 2/19/2012. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, caramel, smoke, light char, light coffee, raisin, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with moderate smoke; and decent strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, smoke, caramel, light coffee, and light fruitiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, smoke, caramel, toast, and light coffee on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of roasted malt and smoke flavors with good complexity; and no cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice smoked porter style. Good complexity and balance of roasted flavors with smoke; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Stuu666 (10594) - 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.
Alengrin (4529) - 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.
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of smoke, dark chocolate, light coffee and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, dark chocolate, roastiness and light coffee with a smooth lingering smokey finish.
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - darkbrown beer with some rubish hue; no head retention; gently smokey, roasted coffee and black chocolate; medium to full-bodied, tasty and fairly bitter; long roasted chocolatey finish with light lingering smokey tones