blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Smoked and sweet malts, with lighter roasted malty notes, and hints of soy sauce and cherry. Decent.
DrSilverworm (4758) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, from Party Source. Dark brown color. Good thin light brown head. Few dots of lace. Medium body. Light - to - moderate carbonation. Good smoke in the aroma. Dark chocolate, some light roast, light dark robust dark fruit. Bitter taste, some sweet. Satisfying big smokiness, but aside from that, qualitatively just alright
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really enojoyed this beer. Just the right amount of smoke. Great body and palate...just what i love about a porter. Balanced smokiness. not overpowering. really enjoyable.
brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Other than the smoke and roasted malt aromas, kind of a light nose. Some hints of dark fruit, salt, earth, and toffee. The flavor is smokey, salty, roasty, and dry. Minimal malt sweetness, earthy hops, toffee, and water.
Mittenator (1051) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I appear to be in the minority here but I really didn’t like this beer. It tasted like bitter liquid smoke and had a terrible mouth feel.
jcnielsen (1664) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with tan head. Smoky, burnt malt, brown sugar aromas. Smoky, meaty, burnt/roasty flavors. Pretty nice smoked beer. I also added this beer to chili that called for a dark beer and I thought it worked nicely.
EtTuCthulhu (859) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma of this beer is exactly what a burning wood fire smells like, and the color of the beer is very dark brown with nearly no head. The taste of this beer is gloriously bold, for it has heavy umami and is slighly sweet; furthermore, the combination of the medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, and an abrupt finish only make this beer more desirable.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, clear, with red tints and a khaki ring. Lot’s of smoke in the nose, a touch of roast. Medium-bodied, significant carbonation and a lingering finish. Malty with caramel and chocolate and finishing dry and smokey. Not my favorite style, though clearly well-brewed.
Chudwick (1715) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours dark brown with khaki head and thin head. Nose is smoke and roasted malts. Flavor adds wood, caramel and borderline brown sugar. Sweet with light bitterness. Dry finish. Light to medium body. Usually overlook beers from O’Fallon but this one is nice.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours brown with tan head. Aroma of light smoke and chocolate. Flavor is smokey, notes of chocolate and hints of coffee. Medium mouthfeel, slightly thin, with high carboation. Good stuff!