marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish black color. Sweet smoky malt flavors. Not too smoky by any means. Farily even and very drinkable. I thought it leaned more towards the porter and less towards smoke. Rich and smooth palate. Good.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Immy. 750 ml bottle. Date 2006, 9.2% ABV. Pours black in color with brown head. Aroma of malt and SMOKE and more SMOKE. Taste of roasted malt and SMOKE.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked and caged 2006 bottle conditioned. Label says 10.%ABV. Large tan fizzy head that was mostly lasting with a fair amount of lacing, opaque, dark brown hue, and no signs of carbonation. Malty, roasty, smokey aroma and ditto for the flavor. Tingly mouthfeel and medium body. Not a favorite style of mine, but this one is pretty good and worthy of a try.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smokey, caramel, and vanilla in the aroma. Pours black with a tan head. Smooth vanilla and chocolate with some coffee, with a sturdy smoke background. A great beginer smoke beer, for those that like porters/stouts. Very smooth, not as smokey as a rauchbier, but very drinkable for the alcohol %.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a brown-black, near opague body with a diminishing, light brown head.
Smell: Abundantly smokey! Beyond the smokescreen, there’s some roasted malts, rich caramel, dark chocolate, and smoked sausages.
Taste: Just a little too excessively smokey for me, as for me the imperial porter qualities are smothered under a blanket of smoke, sausages, and chimney sweepings. Sure, there’s dark malts, caramel, French Roast coffee, and even some piney hops, but your tongue has to be ready to excavate it from beneath all the smoke.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Mild carbonation. Slight creaminess.
Drinkability: If you’re looking for a smokey beer, than this brew will happily rub some salt into the wounds that such beers as Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock and Alaskan Smoked Porter have begun to fester within you.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge rocky head. Light-brown witha haed that’s long lasting. Black color. Lots of great roasted aroma with mild coffee and chocolate. Smokiness is definitely present, but not overpowering. Lots of malt, as well. Lots of carbonation Not too overpowering smoke in the taste. Very smooth and I couldn’t really taste the alcohol, but could feel it as it warmed up. It’s been a while since I had an Alaska Smoked Porter, but would like to do a head to head comparison.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to jrob_21 for this! Pours brown from the bottle, but ultimately looks black with a light tan, almost Belgian-esque head the way it formed so quicky and hugely. Aroma is definitely that wonderful rauchbier smoke that I love, but there’s a bit of roast, chocolate, and toffee behind it as well. Flavor balances the ingredients a bit more, and that’s even more evident in the second glass. Dark chocolate and smoke merge as one effortlessly with some licorice just to spice things up. Finish is holds a lot of woody smoke, coffee, and butter hop flavor. Actually, the finish and aftertaste are so full and nice they might hold more flavor than the actual beer! As good as the flavor is, this is one of the best aftertastes and finishes I’ve tasted. This is a pretty creamy beer and somewhat high in carbonation, but the mouthfeel is overall very nice. A little bit of heat as it warms, but nothing too appalling. If "smoked imperial porter" sound like your thing, then this beer will satisfy you.
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown coloured with a beige head.
Roasted and smokey aroma.
Roasted aroma of liquorice, chocolate and smoke.
The smoke is very dominating in the aroma, but is more well balanced in the flavour.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A almost black beer with a big beige head. The aroma is of smoke, licorice and smoked eal, so is the taste. Medium body with a dry smoked finish.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of CaptainCougar - 10.5% version. Pours a dark brown with a tint of red and a lively, dense, beige head. Aroma of smoke and sweetish, roasted malt. Full body full of very sweet, roasted malt and some burned accents. Quite smoky - Bamberg style - with a malt astringent finish. 160607