kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black with ruby edges, lasting fine tan head, lots of drippy lace, rich dry chocolate aroma, rich chocolate flavor with tons of smokey character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a diminishing light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-sweet. Taste is dark malt-smoky/sweet/coffee, secondary hops-bitter/acidic. Occasional.
Travlr (9833) - 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.
Lubiere (9031) - 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.
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.
blipp (5475) - 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.
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.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black pour with brown head and lace. Light hint of coffee on the nose. Hard coffee flavor and a very nice finishing medium bitter. Nice silky smooth palate. One of the best BP porters ever for me.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap @ Natty Greenes: Poured a very dark almost opaque brown with an amber edge and light tan head. The aroma had a decent balance of smoke and roasted malt. Light fruitiness. the flavor was roasty and smokey. Some mild sweetness. The finish is a bitter roast with a medium body.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black body with a small, beige head.
Smell: Burnt, black malts with notes of charred chocolate blocks and smoke.
Taste: Roasty black malt flavor accentuated by a rich, though reasonable smoke component. Hint of baker’s chocolate. Not too much in the way of sweetness, but you do get your money’s worth in roasty bitterness. Bitter, smokey, even ashen finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: An enjoyable smoked beer where the smoke character isn’t grotesquely overdone.