Theydon_Bois (11675) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from CBC St Giles, on the train oop to AYS, 28/02/15.
Black with a well appointed dirty tan covering.
Nose is dark malt, chocolate, light spice, charr, liquorice, subtle smoked tones.
Taste comprises rich dark fruits, raisens, tar, ashen, leather, smoked malt, sweet licks, cocoa piwder, molasses, toffee.
Medium + body, light prickle in the carbonation which keeps the drinkability level up, sweet and smoked finale.
Decent smoked, plenty of complexity, drinks below its ABV.
procraste (100) - FRANCE - MAR 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mousse abondante et un peu marron sale. Ce qui est réussi ici et qui reflète bien le nom "ashtray heart" c’est le goût pas très net d’une bière de fin de soirée en dancing de province ... Oui tout ça et en même temps, en bonne compagnie, riche de sensations et séduisante ... Le gourmand d’une Porter parasité par un "fumage" maîtrisé, j’aime beaucoup ça !
77ships (4908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Bierhalle Deconinck. Black, little mocha head. Nose is smoke almost akin to peat, thick leather, lots of thick smoke,… Taste is thick soy sauce smoke, light leather, licorice, bitter oily, light tar, plenty of oily smoked licorice with some soy sauce, pretty straightforward,… Thinning prickling carbonation & oily licorice body.
fredfa (42) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - MAR 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Não sou fã do estilo, logo minha avaliação é mais rigorosa. Achei uma porter sem nada de mais. Senti um sabor meio extranho. Pode ser meu exemplar que não estava bom. A aparência é bonita. Parece café bem denso.
Kita (1348) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAR 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Pours pitch black with large deep brown soapy head and fair lacing. Aroma of smoked sausage, leather, coffee and caramel. Taste starts with moderate sweet and rich roasted malt, follows heavy smoky with notes of chocolate and licorice, mouthfeel is warming alcoholic, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, creamy texture and fizzy carbonation in palate. Holy smoke, what an evil brew...
Vinylholic (19) - Uniontown, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very smoothly with a deep brown head. Quite possibly one of the darkest beers I’ve seen. Aroma of solid coffee notes with malty, darkly sweet aftertones. Bitter coffee-like taste followed quickly with dark sweet and almost campfire smoke. Full body with mild/moderate carbonation leads to a bitter finish. Doesn’t make my favorite shortlist, but certainly an excellent porter. Saved by good use of smoke flavor, not as overpowering as a lot out there.
jackafholmes (563) - - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at grove, huddesfield. Black with tan head. Aroma of dry ash and slightly of dark fruit. Taste is slightly sweet and smoky bitter. Medium body with prickly carbonation. Ok beer.
IPAgutten79 (694) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk med sykelig høyt brunt skum. Aromaen er mørk malt, sjokolade, humle og røyk. Smaken er sjokolade og noe røyksmak. Medium konsistens. Alt for mye kullsyre.
djd07 (5180) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head. Aroma is smoke and cigarette ash. Thin mouthfeel with strong smoke, roasted malts and wood. Good
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Feb 6 2015) Pours black with a big head of dark tan foam. Nose quite smoky and woody as expected with campfire and bacon, over top of a roasted malt base of unsweetened cacao. Sweeter on the palate with notes of roast coffee beans, chocolate and molasses augmenting the still-strong notes of burnt wood, ash and bacon. A pretty long and smoky finish as well, with some ashy roast and a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste. Fairly light bodied for the style with very high carb. The imperial stout/porter base flavours hold up the smoke pretty well but there is no denying that’s what it is all about. Good smoked beer if not quite my thing.