thouse (45) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Super smoked Porter. Donít care for the style but can appreciate the beer. Great w/grilled cheese and tomato soup
lowrymatt7 (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really liked this beer. It had full, rich flavor with a hint of chocolate and went really well with my steak. The aroma was enticing and earthy. I didnít taste bacon but I really enjoyed it. I donít know too much about beer, but I know I would try this again.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Enjoyable roasty ale. Smoky flavor is not overpowering, but feels just about right. Bacon touch, with subtle chocolate notes. Aroma could use extra umph but overall pleasingly smoky meat smelling. This is a smoked beer I could drink a few of.
ontbeermaker (2149) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a bottle and from the tap, almost 2 different beers from tap and bottle, I got more smoke and carbination from the bottle, also a nice roast in there. From the the tap, it was more roasty and not a huge amount of smoke, I liked it more from tap, but it was good both ways, enjoyable overall
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2011 On tap at UPick6 in Erie PA. Poured black with Dark Brown hues around the edge of glass. The aroma wasnít Really present, as much as I would have liked. light Smoke, Roasted Malt. Taste was better, Creamy roasted malt, light smoke, light coffee and hop finish, with the smoke lasting afterward....in a good way. Light to Med body, a little too light for a brew like this. Nice lacing all the down the glass. I liked it enough to by a bomber on the way out.
Edit: 3/27/11. Well I had the Bomber, still a great Black Ale, but a lot smokier than the one I had on tap. But....I will buy again.
DocLock (7191) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Frank Smithís. Pours turbid deep black with 2-finger tan head. Nose is roasty charred smoky malt. Tastes rich, with a hefty smoked malt, hops, no bacon guys, letís put that myth to rest, and a complex hoppy and rauchy finish. This is a good rauchbier.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sort of a murky brown, tan cover on cask. Aroma is sweet smoke, light chocolate. Reminds me a lot of Yazoo Sue, I wonder if it is the same Briess Cherry wood Smoked Malt. Taste is chocolate, sweet, light smoke. Simple solid smoked porter, not abrasive.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUL 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a mammoth head. Took forever for this thing to fizz off and I could actually pour the whole beer. Aroma is smokey, salty ham, meaty, roasted malts, and light cocoa. Medium to full body with moderate, smooth carbonation. Flavor is smoked, roasted malts, salted meat, and a bit of cocoa. A very nice smoked porter.
dmac (3511) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from my V-Day lunch at Blue Dog. Poured a solid black body with an initial HUGE head that settled down to a nice finger of sthick solid beige foam that lasts for the entire beer. Aroma started off with nice subtle smoke, camp fire, earth and warms up to a sour smokiness. The body is nice with a medium to fuller creamy milky and subtle carbonation, aftertaste. fades quickly. Flavor is better then the aroma with notes of campfire, medium brown toast, light chocolate, and a hint of dark berries. Good stuff.
boxofrane (1670) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from wegmans. Half in glass half in chili. Pours nicely black with a medium sized tan head with some retention. The aroma has a lot of dark chocolate, some coffee, lightly smoked. The taste has a nice medium smoke over the chocolate of the porter. Not too sweet which I like. The finish has residual smoke and almost some hickory. Well done.