PhilJackson80 (379) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 12/17/14. Beer courtesy of Chae. Bottle date 2/17/12. The aroma on this was almost that of opening a bottle of liquid smoke. I know it is a smoked porter but it was too much smoke flavor & aroma & not enough of the porter itself to me. I was not feeling this one very much. As the beer warmed toward the end of the bottle the smoke mellowed & it was much better. Overall I wouldn't get again.
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budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and cloudy with a whisp of tan head. Aroma of camp fire, toasted marshmallow, and burnt molasses. Taste is bitter smokey malt with caramel and toffee mixed with a forest fire. Nice smoked offering.
Franzen (355) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smokey aroma with leather, cocoa, cashew nuts and vanilla. Taste is smokey and with sweet malty beginning and balanced of with a nice dark chocolatey bitterness in end and finish. Nice balanced smoke porter where the smoke is balanced and not overtakes the entire beer.
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at el bait shop in des moines. Most smoked beers either a) are overly smokey without much else going on, or b) posses so little smoke that the beer shouldn’t be touted as smoked at all. This beer does a great job of finding the elusive middle ground. Plenty of smoke, but its set against a real beer. Best thing I’ve had from left hand.
bnokk (72) - Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle ~2 yrs old.
APPEARANCE – perfect black beer, light tan head with good lacing.
NOSE - very good smoke / malty balance.
FLAVOR - excellent smokey porter! Perfect balance of smoke and porter flavor.
NOTES - It takes a bold beer to live up to the label.... and this does.
Inbreak (2432) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
26.11.2014, 0,65l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and smoked, dark malts, smoked bacon crisps, caramel, licorice, grass, chocolate pudding. Taste is slightly rich, dark malts, licorice, paper, medicine, sour coffee, smoke, grass. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh medical mouthfeel. Nice enough.
ej (788) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle(d) 02/07/12 Pours a dark brown looking black in the glass. Creamy tan head. Aroma is heavy smoke, like smoked meat/bacon, notes of ham and roasted malts. Also some coffe. Taste is very well balanced. Smokey notes blend well with nutty and roasted malts. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Close to full bodied with soft to avg co2 levels. A little warming. Pretty awesome.
ClubGonzo (4238) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a jet black body with a small beige head. Nose is bacon crisp, chocolate, juniper wood, herbal tones, caramel, pork rinds, hints of licorice and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate and milk chocolate, smoke, brown sugar, ashes, licorice, hints of caramel, brown bread and coffee. Full body, medium carbonation. Lovely balanced smoked porter, a real treat.
Nische (900) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of smoked, sweet malt, campfire smoke and beef jerky. Well balanced smokiness behind the chocolate and roasted malt tones.
ansalon (1624) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a fairly large frothy light brown head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, smoked bacon, tar, brown sugar. Taste is chocolate, coffee, slight roasted malty notes, smoked bacon, slight liqourice and vanilla notes. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with medium carbonation. Very well balanced with the smoky notes quite well integrated.