Beerman6686 (6376) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was light oak, bourbon, smoke and roasted malt. Flavor was lots of vanilla and barrel, but not much actual bourbon, and the smoke seems to be covered up as wel. A bit disappointing.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of smoke, cocoa, bitter iron. Pours black with nitro head. Taste is tart with iron, smoke, vanilla and slight coffee. More tart than I expected. Sokay.
cheap (5359) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I am not a liker of smoked beers so take the numbers with a grain of salt, this beer is on style. On tap at the bocktown. Big black pour. Smells somewhat like imperial stout. Quite porter like but also quite strong, borders on imp stout status. Above average alky impact, imperial fer sure. Warming sensations as it travels down the throat. Didn’t reallyh think this was a smoked when I had it, mostly roasty strong porter would be a better suggestion.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pipers, can’t really find much info on this one yet. Pours a dark brown, tan cover. Aroma is mostly liquor, oak, some roast. The taste is brash wood, vanilla, whisky, oak, light roast. Unfortunately, the smoke always seems to disappear when barrel aging a smoked porter and you just get a barrel aged porter. It isn’t bad, but I wish that the smoke and barrel character could meld in some way.