ozzy70 (654) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at the brewery on 7-19-16. Bottle doesn’t say Unplugged, just Smoke on the Porter. The UPC barcode was correct, so I’m assuming this is the correct beer. Poured black, tan head. Aroma was smoky, dark roast coffee, roasted malts. Taste was sweeter, dry, bitter chocolates, roasted malts. Nice.
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Thumbprint 2016 version. Deep brown-black body. Thin, steady beige head. Creamy, luscious, deep malt tones. Pleasant thick smoky tones, sweet bready brown chocolate malts. Easy drinking, though approaching full bodied. Fresh, delicious, really well done.
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong smoke, roast, chocolate. Medium mouth, similar flavors to nose, light smoke, sugary malt, easy to drink, really good.
phaleslu (9254) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle shared by shigadeyo- thanks, Craig! He said it was a 2007 vintage. It pours a hazy, deep cola brown with a few bubbles on the surface and some wispy film. It has an initial smoky and rubbery character, with dark chocolate, burnt sugar, earth, and some ashy notes in the back. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a flat, smoky, smooth mouthfeel. Certainly has thinned over the years and isn’t as sharp as it once would’ve been, but it’s not bad.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks to shigadeyo for sharing. 2007 bottle, apparently. Mostly clear brown color. Very little off-white head. Smoke, a bit of rubber in the nose. Wow, actually a nice bit of dark chocolate in the flavor, nice mild dark fruit, good bigger-porter type flavor. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Very light carbonation, but honestly I don’t mind it at all. Good bit of chewiness to the texture, medium to bigger body. Tasty stuff. Nice big milk chocolate on the finish.
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Vail. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours an deep brown color with white head. Smoke, wood, roasty, slight milk aromas. Nice smoke flavor.
weihenweizen (3019) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a sample glass. Pours dark brown with off-white head. Taste is smoke, roasty, with some hops. Pretty good.
JStax (4991) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. Aroma is smoky and roasty. Lots of smoke coming through. Warming on the throat.
AWISLguy (2386) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from - shrug? - Breeze Thru is the guess, cellared since Feb ’11 according to my notes. Pours a quite dark black/brown with some reddish tints and an offbrown head leaving some drippy lacing. Aroma has smoke, and also chocolate and licorice and roasted malt. Taste is of salty meat smoke, sweet chocolate and roasted malts. Nicely balanced between the "smoke" component and the "porter" component. My memory of this fresh two years ago was more smoke-y and not as much porter-y, but that is anecdotal. This is quite yummy. Medium to full bodied. Could be more chocolate/roasty rich, in my opinion, but that angle perhaps would kill the smoke. Finishes slightly bittersweet, and a touch smokey. This is a nice one. Hope Dan brings it back at some point.
arkurzynski (2185) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Finally. Deep brown with a hint of red. Thin tan head. Still has a good nose of salty smoke and bacon. Some background elements of cocoa roasted malt and faint dark fruit. Flavor is even roasted malt/cocoa powder, mild smoke, charcoal, a tinge of plastic at the end. Mostly residual roasted malt/charcoal. Thinner than anticipated. This has withstood some age. Quality in, quality out.