ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, 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.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - 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 (1616) - Rathdrum, 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 (3069) - Everett, 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 (2203) - 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.
Ratman197 (9028) - 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 (9050) - 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
Beerenberger (1265) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of smoke and roasted malts. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head which forms a tan ring and no lacing. The taste is mildly bitter. Mild peaty smoke, roasted malts, and grain with a nice bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable porter.
MrHangover (2140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the brewery tap room. Pours a dark brown, reddish beer with a medium sized, creamy beige head on top. Aroma of ashes, smoke and roasted malts. Flavour has a lot of tobacco smoke influences, backed up by a big malty sweetness. Medium short, sweet finish, light carbo. Nice brew.
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 oz pour at the brewery. Pours fairly dark with ruby tints and a nice looking head. I like the aroma on this with notes of campfire and toffee. I am a fan of cherry wood smoke for sure. I could use more smoke in the nose and this carries over into the flavor big time. The palate is on the lighter side for the style and the flavor is sort of subdued as well. I prefer my smoked porters to have a hearty body and robust flavor to give the smoke qualities more oomph. It is still a great tasting beer with a decent amount of flavor to be a nice fall sipper. Needs more smoke and malt body to be in the conversation with something like Alaskan smoked porter.