Fatehunter (1270) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 22oz bottle
Poured into a snifter. Dark black (is that even possible?). A half inch of tan head.
Smell: Amazing blend of smoke and roasted malt. There is also a caramel note in there.
Tastes smoky, malty (but not too sweet), roasted malt, and a little hop bittering at the end.
Medium bodied; almost creamy. Light carbonation. This is a treat.
Oh so good. The smoke and porter are perfectly balanced and compliment each other well.
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black (not opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), lightly hoppy (resin, apricot), with notes of smoke, ash, and vanilla. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, creamy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Much improved from the overly-hoppy 2006 batch. Thank you, Left Hand, for letting the malt and smoke shine through this time. Still lacks nuance and finesse in the nose, but overall very rich and satisfying. Good stuff.
EcnarM (96) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong smoke aroma from the start. Stays with you through the taste and palate. Make sure you let the temperature come up if your bringing it from the fridge. It is better at 55-60 degrees.
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Cool_Bond (1490) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smoky odor. Very smoky flavor but feel some dark berries, coffee and soy too. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Ktwse (2082) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of rich smoke, german sausage, light chocolate and coffee, but yeah, smoked sausage and smoke... Taste is very balanced chocolate and vanilla sweet initially followed by balanced smoky coffee bitter finish. Quite nice. Body is medium, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation.
Nisse666 (4252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from web SB cons 2014-09-26 Göteborg
AR: heavy smoke - burned wood, tar, peaty, sweet dark chocolate, liqurice
AP: dark brown, wee stouthy dark brown head
F: heavy tar, rough smokey - burned wood, whiskey peaty, sweet liqurice, dark bitter chocolate, coffey, big body, long and lasting flavour, - cellering needed, it’s a bit rough...
andysando (34) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just love this! It’s like biting an old boat...I feel like a pirate. Very pleasent smoke and tar taste and aroma.
vjohans (62) - SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet smokey aroma, very soft carbonation, smokey with an inch of bitterness in the taste. straightforward beer with smooth smokeyness.
SamTheBarrel (461) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml brown bottle, with a cool label depicting a smokejumper, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a medium-small thick tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and smoked ham. Flavours of milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts and coffee. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall a delicious well balanced beer with a very pleasant smoke and chocolate aroma.
Nicke80 (194) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with little beige head. Very smokey aroma with sweet coffee taste. Quite nice but the smokiness is abit to strong in the end.
Superman75 (60) - - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml på flaska, doften är väldigt rökig och sött smaken är lite mildare och mer karamellig