DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks YK23 & eyes_wide_shut. Very dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, smokiness and some licorice. Sweetish flavor with smokiness, chocolate, a bit of caramel, licorice notes and a dry finish. Medium-bodied.
Sammy (8524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
So-so smoked beer. The smoke is there but the porter is rather subdued. Black with head and smoke aroma. Mouthfeel less than average. So-so drinkability.
superspak (2540) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, August 2012 bottling. Pours clear almost pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of raisin, apple, molasses, chocolate, roasted malt, toast, smoke, light char, light coffee, floral, and roasted earthiness. Decent aromas with solid balance and complexity of roasted notes; but a bit too fruity. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, toast, molasses, smoke, light char, dark bread, and light roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, toast, raisin, molasses, smoke, light char, dark bread, light wood, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Pretty good balance and complexity of roasted flavors with moderate smokiness; fair amount of robustness; and minimal cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid smoked porter. A bit too fruity in the aromas, but has some solid balance of roasted flavor and smokiness; and is very smooth to sip on. A fairly enjoyable offering.
ReggieDunlap (3047) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with minimal tan head. Aroma is smoky with a metallic hint. Flavor is roasty/smoky with super smoky creeping in...no medicinal/band aid though. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a very smoky dry finish.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice smokey porter. Not ground breaking but roasted malts hit nicely. Would have again
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smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of lightly smoked malts with some chocolate. Moderately smokey flavor with some sweet milk chocolate. Medium body with average carbonation. Decent but not a serious smoked beer. A smoked beer with training wheels.
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was very subdued smoke over roasty malt. Appearance: dark, almost no head. Taste was dominated by roasty malt character, little smoky flavor, bitterness keeps malt from being too sweet. Overall a good porter with a very small amount of smoky flavor, but nothing noteworthy.
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Light smokey malty flavor with a quick finish.
Butters (3745) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark brown with no head. Mildly smokey, not overly done. Mild earthy smoke, caramel, roast, with backflavor of ham. Not amazing. But not a disappointment.
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Coles, black pour, chocolate notes, light smoke, roasted maltiness. lighter mouthfeel, smoke content would fall short of a true smoked beer. Not overlysmoked but its better than I thought it would be. ok