sonnycheeba (2964) - 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.
maxwelldeux (2926) - Spokane, 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.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - 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.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle via trade - Pours a dark brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Decent lacing. Aroma is a doughy toasted malt, smoke, and light chocolate. Flavor is smoke, lightly sweetened roasted malt, and chocolate. The sweet malt lingers a bit, but it finishes kinda dry. Medium to full body. Boy, this one just won’t go away.
ReggieDunlap (2897) - 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.
jeremytoni (2889) - 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.
smith4498 (2843) - 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.
solidfunk (2796) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kind of an average smoked beer. Not much sense of a porter here. Pours dark brown with decent head and lacing. Finishes burnt bitter. Not a huge taste and palate a little simple. Bottle.
GRM (2794) - 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
LinusStick (2738) - 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.