shrubber85 (7644) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Smoke, lactic chocolate and coffee malt aroma. Very dark brown with minimal head. Wood smoke, chocolate malt and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Okay.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep dark brown ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, a peaty chocolate with light boiled veggies, pepper, so-so. In mouth, a rather smooth peaty malt with faint chocolate. Tasted with GRM, Puskinwow, Boutip, Ian, Mike on Sept. 7 2012.
BeerandBlues2 (9726) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is meat, smoke, wood, spicy hops, caramel malt and dates. Flavor is malt forward with smoke, wood, dates, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3568) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with frothy beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roast malt, caramel, earthy hops, plums, figs, smoke, and light coffee. Flavor is roast malt forward with heavy smoke, pork, earthy hops, dark fruit esters, and dark chocolate; dry, smokey finish. medium body and carbonation.
rogee64 (21) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad for magic hat but not that great on the style, smokey and light bodied. Hint of rust or metallic after taste, not for me
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black color with a medium beige head. Average aroma of slightly smoked and roasted malt. Average flavor of smoked and roasted malt with a mild bitter finish. The body is light with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Not bad, but very forgetable.
Mfaczan (5) - - OCT 21, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great toasty porter with smoky overtones. A nice hearty pour that I suspect would be outstanding with BBQ or just on the deck with a maduro cigar.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheEpeeist (3364) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
26 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tannish head. Nose is smoke with hints of coffee and molasses. Silky medium body with a faint tingle. Taste is caramel, coffee, cola and smoke. As it warms more fruity with raisin and plum, the sweetness helping to balance the smoke.
keanex (1458) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Victory Lane.
A: Pitch black body with brown edges through light, thin tan head on top.
S: Light smoke with dark chocolate, milk chocolate and roasted malts.
T: Roasted malts with chocolate and a smokey finish, very tasty.<\br>
M: Medium to thick creamy body.
O: Actually a really good smoked porter aside from the bland intro.
pushkinwow (2018) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle that makes me nostalgic for the original series that first got me into true craft beer on a random trip through Vermont. Ruby brown with no head. Peat, Montreal smoked meat, smoked malt. Moderate body, sweet, unbelievable amount of smoke with some unfortunate celery.