Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Poured a dark black color ale with a dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with light smoke notes and some dry black chocolate. Taste is an interesting mix between black chocolate and smoke with light lactose notes. Body is slightly fuller then average with medium carbonation which suits the style. Well brewed and somewhat unique. I would love to have a more regular access to this beer.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(500 ml from Grain and Vine) Dark brown, small tan head. Nose of toasty caramel and chocolate. Mouthfeel very smooth and full. Flavor of toasty sweet roasted caramel-chocolate. Stretch to call this a smoked, but it’s a really good schwarzbier.
MaBeer1972 (1268) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark ruby black brew - light tan head. Light smoky aromas. Flavor is light smoke and dark malts. Good balance. Lighter in body than a smoked porter, but still very satisfying. Not overly sweet. Lasting roastiness.
Damico (2511) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark chestnut in color unclear with a nice dark tan head. The aroma is light sweet malts and a bit of pleasant mesquite smoke. The flavor is similar, light smoky notes with a nutty malty backbone on a medium body.
bluemooner (600) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an inky black with a thin, oily brown head. Aroma is smoke and roasted malt. Flavor is rich with smoke, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and woody notes. Full bodied with very little carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Very tasty, smokey brew.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
growler... dark brown beer, center even more so, tan head... quick an impressive aroma, smoke, light ham, roast, a bit of chocolate, nice balance... the taste isn’t as good, loses a lot of the smoke, becomes a bit watery and boring... others enjoyed much more but a solid rauch
lbecker (42) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma to coffee but mouthfeel mix nice with smoke.Taste gets better and better.I would ask again.
BiddleBrau (923) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brew City: Dark- not black but close. Nice tan head which left lacing on the glass. Sweeter malt aroma. Roasty, not too burnt. Mostly smooth finish but roast and smoke linger with a bit of bite on the tongue.
thornecb (4317) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kinsale. Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Head quickly recedes to nothing. Caramel and smoke aromas. Soft with deep caramel and smoke turning to a thin finish.
yespr (30761) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 From tap at Sunset grill. Pours hazy brown with a small white and creamy head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and light smoked. Bitter, roasted and dry malty. Light smoked. Ends bitter, smoked and roasted.
From cask. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toffee malty, caramelish and breadish. Smooth malty, smoked and light meaty. Bitter and dry toffee malty. Ends roasted malty and light bitter finish.