ogreface (1333) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fekete, de nagyon. Habja szinte semmi, lepedo szeru es kitarto. Illata edeskesn, szinte barbeqsan fustos, edeskes, csokis. Izeben jobban erezni a fustot, edeskes, egyben fasan fanyar, likoros, karamellas, aszalt szilva. Testes es igen szensavas. Utoize keseredes, fustos, picit szaraz.
larsga (5967) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small brown head. Opaque black body. Earthy herbal licorice
aroma with smoky notes. Dry-sweet roasty licorice and chocolate
taste with smoky notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild, soft mouthfeel
with slight heat at the end. Dryish roasty earthy chocolate
aftertaste with minty juniper notes. Nice, mellow,
full-flavoured, harmonic. I really liked this one. You’d think a
smoked juniper porter would taste like a Norwegian farmhouse ale,
but somehow it doesn’t. Not sure why. (0.65l bottle, from ...,
not sure, but I think Copenhagen.)
Grzesiek79 (2974) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 Botled On: 02.07.2012. Ogolnie dobre ale az takiego szalu nie ma jak widze po tej ocenie tego piwa. Piana srednia i nietrwala, ale bardzo ciemna brazowawa. Czarne nieprzezroczyste, Palonosc srednia chociaz slod wyczowalny mocno, wedzenie umiarkowane, Slodko palone jest ogolnie to piwo, ale finisz tak jak lubie zdecydowanie wytrawny i dlugi. Butelka nie posiada informacji o zawartosci alkoholu, ale ogolnie sie go nie wyczuwa, a takze o pojemnosci, chyba ma 0,66.
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: Pours black, little head formation. What does form is a think sheet of latte over the surface that runs the throat of the glass. There’s little/no lacing. When light does run through, the beer is excellently clarified. Comes thru mahogany.
S: Smokey! Plenty of chocolate malts, anise backgrounds. Although dominated by the smoke (very much a campfire smoke), beer comes across as well balanced on the nose. Still anticipate quite the smoke bomb here...
T: Much more balanced than anticipated. Good, thick malty beer with a healthy coat of smoke. Some hints of butane and briquette dance in the smokiness. Ongoing malts provide hints of raisin on the finish.
M: Thick, slicking AND drying. Weird feel here. Not against, but definitely unique. Medium to high carb for the beer.
D: Good beer, but one is enough, and is not something I would likely pick up again.
Serving type: bottle
BOSSbrewer (1319) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of smoke and some malt. Flavor follows. Somewhat roasty malt and some smoke. Not overbearing. Medium to full bodied. Nice beer.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Its not the best smoked porter I’ve had, but its a pretty solid one. Smoke aromas compliment the roastiness. The subtle acidic smoke flavor is also off set by the chocolate.
berrya785 (440) - Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Poured a dark brown/black with 2 fingers of head and excellent lacing. Aroma was coffee, dark chocolate, and just a hint of smoke. Taste was grainy, coffee, and smokier than the smell with a bitter finish.
jfb (3465) - GERMANY - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours black in colour with a frothy brown head. aroma of brown sugar, rubber tires and woodwind mouthpieces, with notes of herbal hops, juniper berries, lavender, earth, light roasted malts and caramel. flavour is honey-glazed smoked ham, roasted malts and herbal hops, slightly sweet, with a hint of dark chocolate, some hickory smoke and light alcohol in the light roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Vintage 2007. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate smoky flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate finish.
Erasmus_ro (1192) - Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 66cl bottle, consumed 27/10/13. Pours black with a decent, latte-colored head. Aroma is somewhat smoky, quite chocolatey, decent roast, some coffee, some dark fruit, semi-sweet. Taste is quite a lot of smoke, medium roasty, some chocolate and coffee. Not very sweet. Some hoppiness drying up the finish. Full, oily, not much carbonation. I think this needs a bit more with this hype and at this ABV.