Onehelm (11) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opened the bottle and gave her a whiff, and I really liked the smell. Poured it into my new Belgium glass and her ebony color looks great. Poured like an ale and the head left quickly. Watery taste on the front, not that many notes. Barley and hops are all I can really taste. When I slurp it, the hops are more present. Overall a decent beer though.
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5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Seemingly black, moderate yet hefty beige head, frothy, leaving fairly nice lacing.   Soft smoke, roasted malts, and carob on the nose.   Unlike others, this doesn’t have any of that bandaid or plastic
presense.   Then again, the smoke isn’t very strong.   Much more smokey on the tongue.   A slight band-aid up front, but it quickly gives way to an ashy type charred wood.   Roastiness is sweet, a little milk stout like.
Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Could stand to be a bit heavier because at the finish it feels a little thin.   Mid-palate is a lot of smoke and ash, backside becomes a bit sweet with some soft roastiness.   I like
this one in that its not overly plastic or band-aid like.   Smoke seems like smoke, or at least ash and charred wood.   Enjoyable.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark brown with a ruby tint, a large khaki head, and good lacing.
smell is faint, some roasted malts, smoke, and a little cocoa.
taste is smooth, cocoa, malt, a touch of coffee, and caramel.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola roast chocolate and smoked salty malt on the nose. Nice aroma. Dark brown pour with a big tan head. Flavors of roasted malts chocolate cola and smoked malts. Nice flavors. Dry smoked finish. Nice carbonation. Only complaint is ot could use more body.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color/ tan head. Smoked meat, chocolate, medium roast malt aromas. Medium bodied. Dark roast malt flavors with smoke, black coffee, lightly sweet dark chocolate, bitter twang to finish--good.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a frothy tan head. Aroma of mild sweet chocolate, roast malt, light smoke. Taste is nicely balanced between rich sweetness and bitter roast/smoke. Very nice stuff.
poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into English pint. Pours opaque black with a small collapsing beige head; leaves a ring of foam that lasts throughout. Aroma is muted coffee, campfire smoke. Taste is bittersweet and smoky; finishes bitter with a light tang. Highly carbonated for a porter, creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Nice enough, but not excellent.
anderson01 (201) - Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color. A tan head with very good lacing. Smokey and caramelly all at the same time. It has a nutty texture to it. It burned my nostrils as i was determining the aroma. It taste like burnt coffee but in a good way. A very mediacore beer on the palate. It has a rough finish. Overall i was unimpressed with this beer.
brenn79 (1332) - Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown with a tan head and nice lacework, aroma is coffee, chocolate malt. The taste is very smoky, roasted malts, some wood. The body is medium, carbonation is medium. Overall, a nice smoked beer, Always in the mood for some smoke.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured dark, near black with a beige head. Tones of oats, grains and some malt sweetness. Little bitterness with smoke and peat creeping in towards the finish with a chocolate cake tone.