Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by for $2 pints on Thirsty Thursday last fall. This came out a full-to-the-brim pint with just a thin sheet of khaki head on top. Deep blackness allows no light to penetrate at all. Great roasted nose with a touch of smokiness. I love the subtlety here. This would never be confused with an all out Rauchbier. But thereís a pleasant campfire-like smokiness that is really inviting.
Creamy firm mouthfeel. Carbonation level is spot on. Excellent finish. Thinks drinks fantastically. This beer is a bounty of chocolate, roasted malts, smoky bacon. But again, the smoke, though present, isnít so bold to just wreck this beer ham-style. A pleasant mild smoky finish that lingers just a touch on the palate. I canít help but gulp this beer. So well-crafted.
Another standout brew from the boys at Nattyís.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is pretty dark roasty with some nice smokey elements coming through on the back end of it. Taste is actually much lighter than I anticipated, though still quite roasty, and very pleasant to drink.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Extremely dark brown color, brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted and smokey brown bread with a bonfire in the distance. Taste is roasty with a smokey edge. Just the right balance, tasty stuff.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. The flavor has roasted malts and some light chocolate sweetness. The flavor has roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate sweetness, and just the right amount of pepper and heat. Good stuff.
chandler0201 (634) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour with small tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is more pronounced, but maltiness comes out. Good example of style.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a nice bitter chocolate with coffee notes, nice and smooth. In mouth, a good porter with bitter herbal chocolate, light metallic notes, nice.On tap at Greensboro location, August 14 2011.
jrob21 (2189) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Nice roasty coffee aroma and flavor with a little more character and presence than most porters Iíve had recently. Not a bad offering here.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with a beige head. Aroma is leather, roast, smoke and coffee. Flavor is scorched coffee, toasted grains, chocolate and peat
Decent but far from mindblowing
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro at Natty. Pours a nice deep brownish black body and a toffee tan head nitro head. Aroma is burnt plastic, nutty burnt roasty and scorched toffee anc caramel malts. Flavor is earthy,. leather, caramel sweetness, light phenolic, roast, and burn with mod sweetness. Ok.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub on 2/2/08: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a well-lacing tan head. Aroma of smoky earthy dark malts and chocolate caramel with a touch of ash. Body starts pretty thick and dark malty sweet with some sticky chocolate and earthy roasty smoky complexity toward the finish. A nicely balanced and enjoyable smoked porter.