MIBRomeo (2351) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black pour small brown head dissipates pretty quickly. Aroma is light heavily roasted malts a slight char and a touch of bitter cocoa powder. Avg palate. Flavor is nicely subtle char smoke over a lot of roast malts a pretty lingering bitterness touches of grass and coffee in the finish. Overall a good porter lacks a little depth though.
jkwood04 (2404) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint can in a lager glass. Pours dark brown with a big, lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate and lightly smoked malts, plus some light hops. Flavor about the same, with a good amount of malts. Average texture. Not bad but could be thicker and have more complexity to it.
bmp514 (1) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The smoke was not overwhelming. Rich flavors but remained light on the palate
andyhwcinc (1166) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased at Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA; enjoyed from my hotel in Bar Harbor, ME while having a relaxing evening with my wife. Appearance is a dark cola brown with a thin and bubbly tan head, kinda looks like coke. Aroma of dark chocolate, light smoke, not much else. Taste is nutty, not really getting much smoke, dark chocolate flavor. I've had much better from the style.
AirForceHops (1922) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Paid $2.49 for a 16 oz can @ Nikkiís Liquors. Also had a 4 oz. taster @ R.I. brewfest. I would like to say the name of this brew is appropriate. Deep dark dirty brown color. Thick full, tan head that laced the English pint. Aromas of charred malts, smoked peat and weak chocolate notes. The taste is much better than I would have guessed since I donít normally drink this style. The connoisseur of the style may say the body is thinÖ well it is but it cuts down on the smoky peat. Chocolate malts help balance the campfire notes. I drained the can easy enough. Yet Iím not going to seek it out again.
queenholly (1914) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can courtesy of AirForceHops. Very light earthy smoked peat, chocolate and roasty malt aroma. Deep mahogany with a large tan head, nice lacing. Woody smoke, roasty charred malt flavor with a slightly acrid bitter finish. Medium body, flat carbonation. Unfortunately, the smoke in this one tipped over into acrid.
Scrapersnbeer (1018) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smokey like firepit ash and powdered cocoa. Black pour, big tan head, appears nitrogeinzed for a moment (no widget found in the can.) Taste is very sweet like liquid smoke soaked brown sugar. Aside from that it has the bitter coffee attributes common to porters. Thick, foamy body, nice and filling. Nice take on a heavy smoked lager.
Damico (1979) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bubbly dark unclear amber with a quickly dissipating bubbly gray head. Aroma brings smoke and some unique roasted malt twist I canít quite place my schnauzer on. The flavor is smokey but smooth on a well carbonated body with some bitter hoppy ending. The body is lighter as well.
Ernesto987 (2442) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at willibrew. Canít say Iíve heard of this brewery. Very smokey, some roasted malts tasty
kevd193213 (805) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Deep, dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of campfire, robust malt and peanuts. Medium bodied taste with a lasting smokey finish.