Vinylholic (21) - 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 (601) - - 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 (706) - 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 (5339) - 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 (727) - 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.
jd543 (418) - SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a massive beige head. Aroma of smoke, roast malt, yeast. Taste is light sweet with a sour and bitter finish. Really nice.
flip_soeperman (740) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice smokey porter. Aroma of roastiness and some smoke, quite smooth.One thing that bothers me is the huge amount of carbonation, for the rest it is pretty good.
shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Oily black pour with thick chunky head of dark tan head that quickly diminishes. Aoma is certainly smokey, but smoother than expected. There is also a rich malt supporting the smoke. Smooth, well blended flavors. Very nice.
visionthing (3398) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl from Vinmonopolet, Aker brygge. Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Roasty aroma with moderate smoky notes, dark fruits, dark chocolate and hints of hops. Medium sweet with nice roasty and smoky flavours. Pleasant stuff, but milder than expected.
angel77 (1283) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl en el momento en el kraken el 31-01-2015. Color negro intenso con espuma oscura. Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados con buenos toques ahumados y algo de quemados. Toques de cacaos y vainillas. Cuerpo medio con 8.9 vol que se aprecian bien, fácil de beber y algo pastosa y densa. Bastante buena.