Maris (1308) - Canberra, - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 30/1/2013 (ABV 4.9%, not 4.7%). Pours a very dark amber with a big head. Has a strong smell of smoky bacon. Flavour wise, there’s lots of chocolate malt, molasses, and smoked meats. The bitterness is medium and the carbonation relatively lively. All up, a very pleasant smoked beer. Quite surprised it isn’t rated more highly.
allmyvinyl (8696) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run. Pours hazy dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of, smoked meat, bonfires, coffee. Taste is smoky, more coffee on the dry finish.
Stuu666 (9256) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s, gusher. Pours deep brown, nose is sugary, smoked, toffee, taste is light smoked sausage, toffee, dry.
cgarvieuk (19761) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the bow bar Jan 2016... Dark brown black... Thin tan lacing... Soft smoke.. Soft chocolate roast malts nose... Dark roast.. Dark malts.. Ligh chocolate.. Soft smoke roast
floydian1 (1299) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (330ml). Opaque dark brown, lasting tan film head. Malty palate, light hop bitterness. Pleasant hickory smoked notes at the very end of the palate and also on the nose. Quite light and sessionable for a Porter. Enjoyable.
jonas (6482) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mellow roasted aroma.
Dark chestnut brown, brown lace
Hard roasted flavor, burned toast, light smoke aromatic hop profile peeking through.
Medium dry body, mellow mouthfeel.
nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pours dark brown with a medium khaki head. Smoky aroma with anise and roast. Decent flavor, chocolate and anise, slight sweetness, minimal bitterness, medium smoke. Medium bodied and clean on the palate. Pretty solid.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle from dan murphys in newcastle. dark brown with a shortlived head; surprisingly flat all round - light leathery smoke character but barely lingers, hint of musk; quick, modest bitterness, hints of cocoa; solid but really could use a lot more rauchmalz
ladnewton (1726) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Keg & Brew, Sydney on 15th September 2015. Sepia brown with off-white ring-and-film. Roasty malt aroma, continuing in the liquid stage to be joined by sweet caramel and smoked meat flavours. A subtle sour touch. Roasty finish with sweet, fruity echoes around the mouth before a subtle bitterness begins to emerge. Medium-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.
Rumspringers (7) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a glass. Thin tan head on a fairly flat dark porter base. A smoky nose with aromas of bacon bits that I found strangely pleasing. Rich malty notes with a hint of coffee ground bitterness an an astringent aftertaste that although not particularly pleasant, had me coming back for more. A really interesting beer worth a try, but not really something you could drink more than a couple of.
ANZUShophunter (240) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle in porter glass. Pours dark brown with modest head but prominent smoked hickory and roasted malt on the nose. This carries through to the palate and the finish is a bit sweet. Enjoyable and unique but I couldn’t have too many.