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.
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maxwelldeux (4342) - Snohomish, 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.
Aniela (4207) - 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.
rlgk (17911) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rattle&Hum, NYC. Black beer with a creamy beige head. Malty roasted aroma, vinous, smoked, chocolate, cocoa powder, licorice and tar, fig notes. Malty chocolate flavor, vanilla, milk, hay, peat, rather roasted, figs, dades, vinous notes, plums, some ash and with rather spicy notes. Chocolate finish with figs, peat and bitter hops. Good beer!
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at The Pony Bar HK, NYC. Pours dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head. Aroma holds a bit of dark candies, light char and modest smokey malts. Nice flavor, medium sweet, well rounded, sturdy but not oppressive smokiness, some earthy bitterness, a bit of char, some soft brown sugar. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with lingering, lightly charry roast, further restrained smoked malts, very light ham, some dark bread. It’s a very decent smoked beer. Good job, Magic Hat.
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Smoked malts, lighter roasted and sweet malts, faint earthy notes. Solid smokey finish. Very easy drinking.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a black cola with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, leather and hints of smoke. Taste of malt, chocolate, hints of smoke and faint charr.
tomer (2877) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting, many thanks YK23 & eyes_wide_shut, murky dark brown colour aroma of dried horse droppings, porcini mushrooms, mud, smoke, composte and some dark bread in the back, flavour of dark bread with soome dried fruits, caramel and a hint of smoke and charred wood, medium to light body. Could be excellent with a little more body, but still very good.
kerenmk (4032) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks YK23 & eyes_wide_shut. Dark brown with tan ring. Smoke, ash and ink aroma, smoky and rather dry taste. Smooth texture, full body and smoky finish.
jgb9348 (5605) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown body with a nice, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, peat, roasted peanuts, earth, caramel and a nice smooth pit fruit flavour. Medium-bodied; Dense earthy flavour of peat, smoked malt, caramel, toffee and a bit of hazlenuts. Aftertaste shows some subdued sweetness, a lot of smoked grain and a touch of specialty grains, some pumpkin and squash and a bit of raisins. Overall,a nice beer and a good smoked option! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased a few minutes ago from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 01-November-2013 for US$3.00, yes 3 Dollars for the 750 mL bottle!!!, sampled a few minutes later on 01-November-2013 in my hotel room here in New York.