Fatehunter (1067) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks nice, poured into a goblet, black as night and virtually no head.
Muted smoke, a sweet malty smell, and burnt malt on the nose.
Solid porter. Lots of roasted malt and a tinge of burnt malt quickly followed by sweet malt nicely placed at the end.
Soft and creamy, light carbonation... sublime mouthfeel.
Overall a great beer. The smoke is subtle, just like "smoked" is written on the bottle. I like that.
Buongiorgio00 (539) - - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Porter complessa e intrigante, con note di cioccolato, espresso, malti tostati, una leggera sfumatura di frutta scura secca e un amaro finale, esaltato nel finale piuttosto secco. Veramente esntusiasmante!
Beerhunter111 (3513) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig schokoladig, Kaffee, alkoholisch
Danyel (445) - Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aromas of roast, touch of chocolate. Has medium to full body, good roast, dry. Really nice. Good beer.
sonnycheeba (2979) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours opaque black with fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, light ash, light spice, and some earthy notes. Flavor is dry roast malts forward with chocolate, espresso, dried dark fruit, and light ashy bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (1516) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Draft at the brewery. Pours black with a thick, fizzy tan head. Tastes like coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and pretty bready. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like cocoa, grains, and light smoke.
__Rb81 (74) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home (bottled 01/25/11). Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. Full, creamy, taste of chocolate and malts. A very nice beer, too bad it is retired.
crajun (874) - , Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from trade to glass. no smoke in aroma for me, much roasted flavor and some chocolate. dark pour with nice dark brown/beige head. light sweetness and bitter. very smooth; velvety nice brew.
SetauketBrewer (8) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful pour. Beer is almost black but picks up just enough light for highlights. Very thin tan head on top, but has great lacing in the glass. On the nose is fresh baked dark German bread with wisps of peat smoke drifting through it. Very deep and roasty. Like the aroma, dark bread hits the tounge first washing down the middle. Roasted coffee bitterness grabs the sides of the tounge. The beer is thick and chewy on the palate, coating the tounge in a malty wash. Light bubbles of carbonation push the breadness back to end in a smoky finnish. Peat smoke lingers after the swallow.
arminjewell (5591) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at Rackhouse, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of smoke, roast, coffee, nice dark chocolate in there, hints of earth in there as well, nice dark fruits come through as well. Taste is a nice mix of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, into smoke, spice notes, slight dark fruit, finishing bitter, dry.
ajnepple (1465) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Black with a small brown head and minimal lacing. The aroma is roasted/burnt malts, light smoke, dark chocolate, licorice and caramel. Similar flavor with a medium body and a lingering smoky finish. Very nice, my favorite Left Hand beer to date. Are we sure this is retired? That’s too bad.