SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Body is a dark brown nearly black hue. Pours with a foamy 1-2 finger dark tan head-which eventually fades to a thin collar and leaves little lacing in the glass.
S- Decent amount of smoke, smoked meat, a hint of roasted malt and vanilla underneath.
T- The taste is a lot more reserved and less in your face than the nose. The initial flavors are good, classic porter flavors. Slightly sweet overall0 Vanilla, chocolate, a hint of roasted malt. The finish adds a touch of smoked meat to everything else thats already going on and balances everything out perfectly.
M-Medium carbonation and a nice smooth creamy mouthfeel.
D- This is a very good beer overall. Great mouthfeel-good smoke character over a porter. Very well balanced and easy to drink-too bad this is limited. Sweet and smokey.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-21-2011 02:50:14
bookman10 (904) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, cola-black, with minimal head. Aroma is dominated by smoke, but there are roasted grains apparent as well. Flavor also dominated by smoke, with a good amount of coffee, chocolate, some leather, roasted grain, etc. Pretty good and would probably go well with meat and cheese.
crossovert (11014) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. An old one revived. This is the new version obviously. IT is rich and meaty a bit funky like say a schlenkerla but with a big chocoalte note as well. Good stuff.
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 (9255) - 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 (3028) - 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 (4992) - 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.