hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 8-11-2011 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized semi-fizzy head that mostly diminishes, opaque black body and no lacing. The aroma is malt, chocolate, light smoke, and grassy hops. The taste is malt, lightly bitter, light smoke, and lightly roasty. The mouthfeel is lively, watery and thin. This beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is not very smokey tasting for the flavor. It has a few porter characteristics, but needs more body. It is well worth trying.
crajun (1102) - , Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber to glass. slight aroma of smoke, ash, toasted malt. dark pour with lacing. Taste was nice and complex - soft. smoke, chocolate, roasted malt - nice palate - would like to try again!
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is smoke, chocolate, and roasted malt. Smokey, sweet chocolate, and a touch of tangy malt at the end. Medium body with good carbonation.
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t normally like smoked beers but this one was excellent. Nice and malty upfront with dark roasted fruit flavors and a warm alcohol finish.
Patrickctenchi (5218) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a dark tan head.
Scent is dark fruit, smoke, chocolate.
Taste is sweet, rich malt, roast...
Not too much smoke, but exceptional, smooth, balanced notes and flavours.
Great, just plain great.
shrubber85 (9462) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Molasses malt and hay aroma. Dark chestnut with minimal head. Mildly sweet and smoky milk chocolate malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with ruby lowlights a large beige airy topper. Aroma of molasses, soy sauce, chocolate and light smoke. Taste is sweet with chocolate, sugar, light soy sauce, roasted malt, alcohol and light smoky notes.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Nearly black, thin sudsy beige head, spotty lacing.   Soft smokey nose, subtle roasted malts.   Sweet roasted malt start, followed by a nice smoke aspect.   Soft porter, soft smokey aspect.   Very easy drinking, clean.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Has a slight grape popsicle flavor profile, oh, and also tootsie roll.   Smooth overall, but not a smokey example, not a robust roasted malt example.   Smooth, easy drinking, clean, and enjoyable for a smoked Porter.   Better than most I can say.
Bov (10926) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Adrian Dänzer - clear very dark brown almost black beer with a poor head retention; aroma of tar and smoke; notes of cacao; full-bodied and sticky;lively palate; a good sweet malt backbone followed by a fair bitterness; the smokeyness appears more in the finishalong with nutty and black cherries notes
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Beerlicious iphone app: smoke aroma. Black and clear. frothy brown head. bitter notes with some light sweetness. Finishes more bitter. Full body. Creamy sticky with a lively carbonation.