JK (4436) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating from notes, unknown date, likely 2012. Black. Malt and roasted grain, but moderate smoke in the flavor and aroma, more so in the aroma. Dry finish. Good.
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A black-brown beer with ruby red highlights and a quickly disappearing head. It has chocolate and coffee flavours with malt, smoke and roast with more subtle smoke and leather on the finish. Very nice.
AWISLguy (1294) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Cardinal Wine in Niles, cellar aged 9 months, plus however long it was on their shelves (ah - a "bottled on" date of 7/12/2011). Pours cola brown with a foamy brown head leaving some lacing. Aroma has caramel, molasses, cocoa nibs and fruit. Taste is of sweet caramel, salty licorice and roast, with some grape and some faint smoke presence. Somewhat carbonated and tangy, and a bit rough to start, it calms through the glass and some underlying chocolate appears. Finishes roasty bittersweet. Really this should be described as a fairly tasty medium strength porter, more so than a smoked.
GothGargoyle (1209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Relatively clear dark brown with a good sized beige head and some good lacing. Aroma is smoke, leather, blueberry, fig, date. Oily mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a smoky finish. Taste is caramel, dates, smoke, fig, raisin. Nice, with a subtle amount of smoke.
Rasmus40 (11203) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy very dark reddish brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, roasted malt and moderate smoked meat. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 040213
chrisv10 (11131) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, coffee and meat. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, meat, coffee, medium sweet and bacon.
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are bonfire smoke, bacon, roast malt, licorice, chocolate and hops. Nice long finish.
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl bottle. Dark brown colour (and redish tones) with a medium vanilla head, looks ok. Aroma is mostly roasted malts with a hint of smoke. Regarding taste, the smoke is more evident at beginning, but after a few minutes looks similar to coffe (subtle though). Medium body and average carbonation. Overall it is so smooth and pleasant, and one forgets about the alcohol, which is certainly low for a beer like this. Nice brew.
Imaena (1834) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. This is a nice smoky porter that is not so intense that you smell like bacon for the remainder of the day. Saturday morning breakfast beer.
zimbo (560) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ridiculously huge bubbly light tan head. Beechwood fishy quality. Fizzy fuzziness. Needs better definition but nice enough despite it being a shade on the indefinite side