Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark body with foamy tan head. I get smoke (peat) and coffee in the nose. Must say, nice lacing. There is plenty of smoke, on top of a solid porter. Not being a smoked fan, this is a less intense and much more enjoyable version for me. Thanks IMMY!
kennethaus (13) - - MAY 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leather, caramel, leather, butterscotch, cooked vegetables, basement aromas, dough, leaves
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a little bit of reddish tint and a thin layer of off-white head.
S: A light roasted malt aroma with only a light smoke note to it. There are some nice chocolate aromas with a little bit of metal to it. Sort of a bland nose.
T: The smoked malt is fairly mild. A touch of smoked salmon, maybe a bit of wood. Light chocolate flavor with a decent amount of roasted malt. A bit watery.
M: On the light side of medium with a medium carbonation.
O: I found how to make a smoked beer palatable: age it for several years.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an almost opaque brown with a copper edge and beige head. Fairly smoky with a nice smooth roast making up the aroma and the flavor. Light semi-dry finish. Nice beer.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a thin white head. Aroma of smoke and roasted malt. Smoke isn’t too big here, as it can be. Taste is smokey with a little bit of malt/chocolate sweetness. Body is lighter than normal for this type of brew.
dlovell2 (468) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with tan head. Smokey aroma like bacon. Smokey taste. Smoke is the overpowering factor in this beer. But still a very enjoyable unique porter.
MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 5.4%. Smoky and cardboardy aroma. Very dark brown colour with a red shine, seems clear. Very small, bubbly light brown head. The flavour is nicely smoked, subtly, but still distinct. A sort of woody charcoal smoke. The aftertaste has more smoke, getting a bit more towards salami, and with some goat flavour. Thin mouthfeel, but this suits the beer fine. One-dimensional, but I like it a lot.
gunnfryd (9342) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, smoked, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is roasted, smoked, chocolate, coffee. Nice beer.
yngwie (11755) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A dark brown beer with a reddish tint and an off-white head. Mocha, chocolate, coffee, some sourish notes and a dryish touch in the aroma. Not much smoke detected there, but sure fine. Chocolate, mocha and a sour touch in the flavor, finishing with a lasting roastyness. Full to medium body. A nice beer, but they should have used more smoked malt I think. (071123)
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foam Rangers January meeting. Crisp darkened brown with big head. Basic roasted malts, coffee and smoke, but somehow I feel they don’t integrate well. The flavor is a little flabby for me and overall not that impressive.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
100 Barrel Series - Encore ~ inspired by 100 bbl 08
1/07/2008: Harpoon Smoked Porter pours a clear cola brown with a large, foamy, tan head that slowly bubbles away. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, yeast, and hint of beechwood smoked malt. The flavor is lightly smoky, dry, and has a lot of roasted malt flavor and some coffee in the finish. Unfortunately, there isn’t too much exciting going on in this beer and very little smoke. It could easy be mistaken for a regular, robust porter that has a high content of roasted malts. The body is medium-light to medium, marginally smooth, and again, not to exciting. Overall this is an average beer that needs more smoke and depth.
12 fl. oz. bottle (alcohol by volume 5.4%, ibu 37, og 14.7, best by 08/02/07) from jjpm74. Thanks again John! Rating #84 for this beer...