czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle conditioning issue) pours clear dark brown, ruby tint, with an abnormal tall and creamy light beige head, good retention and lacing. lightly smoked vanilla beans, milk chocolate, peppery berries, dry ironed molasses, roasted coffee beans - slightly ashy and metallic, chalk, touch of carbonic acid, bittering resin. foamy carbonation, light body, dry, lightly smoked and grassy-spicy finish. minus bottling issue, this would have been a nice gently smoked and tasty porter.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
December 1, 2013
The beer pours a coca-cola colour with a thin tan coloured rocky cap which lasts. The aroma is smoked wood, molasses and hints of licorice. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is sweet malt, molasses, and smoke. Quite drinkable for 6.5%
codfishh (192) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 500ml bomber. Aroma is subtle smoke with some toasty malt and some sweet caramel. Some sweetness to start, pumpernickel and some caramel. The roast gives the beer some balance. Nice beer but not much smoke for a smoked porter.
dresden (1308) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, smoke aroma is on the lighter end for the style, but it’s there. Taste is smoke, but feels a bit watered down, roast malt. Thin body. Fine beer, but tough to compare to Alaskan
Bahumat (148) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: 7/10. Very nice sweet malty aroma, hints of toasted marshmallow, vanilla. No hint of smoke really yet.
Appearance: 4/5. Pours a dark cola black with a very thin white head that fades pretty fast, mild to moderate lacing.
Taste: 8/10. Like a roasted and slightly burned marshmallow. Vanilla, alcohol, just enough smoke to back up that pleasant toasted flavor. It’s not intensely sweet, but the finish is very nice.
Palate: 3/5. Watery and thin. I *really* wanted this beer to just be more beer and a little less water. I think that alone would bump the score on Taste up another point. However, it’s definitely a very sessionable beer, so it holds up well to the porter style.
Overall: 16/20. I praise this one through faint damnations. The toasted-lightly-burnt marshmallow flavor that the smoking of the malts gives this beer is just fabulous, and overall I drink this beer and think of campfires and nights under the stars, and deliberately burning my marshmallows as a kid. The point scoring is fair, but there’s a special place for this one in my heart.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black pour with a tan head that leaves a little lace. Light roasted notes and light smoke on the nose. Everything here is fairly subdued. There’s a little chocolate and coffee as well. Moderate amounts of smoke on the palate with with an underlying chocolate flavour. Finishes a little quick and just dies out rather than fading. Decent enough.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2014-08-01. Black body small beige head. 3+ Aroma has earthy vegetal smoke character over muted sweet dark malt. Lingering light smoke. Flavour is odd, mild smoke is pervasive. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Did not care for it. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
OntBeerDrinker (515) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light salty meaty peated smoke smell and some dark malt smell. Jet black with a little amber red bottom. Medium bodied. Some sips are a malty dark beer with a light but noticale little smokeyness and some sips are like drinking a light smoky cola and there is a tad little sourness also.
DuffMan (8942) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Dark reddish brown, nice smoky aroma, a little meaty, a little campfire, with underlying dark malts. The smoke is much more subdued on the palate, with simple roast taking over. Noticeably thin.
thb (797) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, ample fizzy and fizzling rocky head. Aroma is smoke, leather, toast. Similar taste once you sip it...really quite smoky. Quite a bit of sweetness too that is unusual. Fruits and berries on the finish, before the smoke blows in. Without the smoke, I think this would be a really strange beer. The smoke masks some of that.