Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Rattle & Hum NYC sept 2012. Black beer with a tanned big lacy head. Vanilla, coffee, tar, licorice, chocolate aroma. Tar, licorice, viola, coffe flavour with nice chocolate notes.
LinusStick (2817) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh...a very average beer. Aroma was alright. Heavy on the roasted malt and chocolate with a slight hint of smoke. Pour was a deep dark brown with a one finger near tan head. Taste was a little off. The heavy roasted malt and chocolate overpowered in the beginning. The smoke seemed to be an afterthought and almost tasted medicinal. Slight band-aid flavor in the finish. Decent carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (3446) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours nearly black with red accents. Small tan head.
Aroma is cola, smoke, chocolate.
Taste is wood smoke, coffee, malt.
Sweet, porter-ish with light smoke.
GRM (2932) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample, brown bottle, 750 ml; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of brown head, no lacing; nose: smoke, acridness, dark chocolate; mouth: acridness, burnt barley, roasting, light hops, finale in smoke with presence of burnt barley, full body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: once is enough
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 750 ml, de Mario D’Eer; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun, pas de dentelle; nez : fumée, âcreté, chocolat noir; bouche : âcreté, orge brûlée, torréfaction, léger houblon, finale en fumée avec présence d’orge brûlée, corsée, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown body with a one finger tight bubbled beige head that faded to a thin film. The nose is decently smoky with a heavier emphasis on the Porter qualities. Rather chocolaty with cocoa nibs, light coffee, and a little roast. The flavor is just lightly smoky, a bit on the sweeter side with a lot of chocolate malt. I wish it were a bit smokier. Finishes with a sweet chocolate note that sort of overpowers the smoke. Medium bodied, a bit clingy, with soft fizzy carbonation. Not a bad beer, but for the style it doesn’t hold up in the smoke department.
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke and chocolate. Flavor was smokey with roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of caramel and a hint of coffee with a nice roasted finish.
EvanFriend (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kinda tastes like burnt chocolate milk. No real smokey flavor, just burnt. Not completely horrible, but not great either. I suppose this is about as good as you can expect from Magic Hat. I was disappointed.
BREWMUSKCLES (2200) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black and smokey as well as chalky brew with decent sweetish hint of cocoa and even less so caramel. moderate body making this a bit like a cigar that has been in your mouth and unlit for an hour ... with a dash of salt.
maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown with a moderate tan head. Nose is definitely very smokey, which is awesome. Tastes dark and malty, and with a great amount of smoke. Very light and easy for something based off a porter. I like it.
queenholly (2859) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Smoky meaty, chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with a thin ring of bubbles. Smoky peaty malt, slightly meaty, coffee, chocolate flavor, with a light roasty finish. Slightly artificial type sweetness. Light to medium body, soft carbonation.