jebert (457) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a full head of tan foam, mostly lasting. Aroma is smoked chocolate. Very creamy on the palate, the taste is of dark roasted malt, with coffee and chocolate, and an overlaid smoky flavor. Slight hops note on finish helps beer to finish slightly dry. An excellent smoked porter that pairs nicely with smoked salmon.
pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle older bottle with campfire smoke on label Stevens Point WI, pours dark brown and black with small brown tan head, smell of smoke and barbecue, taste of smoke malts brown sugar and small taste of barbecue, medium bodied and very smooth, I like it.
MIBRomeo (2484) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour small tan head. Heavy roast aroma some smoked salmon notes touch of campfire. Avg palate. Smoked meat flavor but not overpowering lightly bitter in the finish. Not a has smoked.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with tan head...
Aroma of light smoke, coffee...mild chocolate.
Taste is basic smoke, not really meaty.
Very smooth, balanced and tasty paired with a mushroom cheeseburger...
the warmer it got, the better it was.
A very pleasant beer.
AWISLguy (1012) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cardinal Wine in Niles. Pours reddish brown with a bit of an off white head. Aroma has smoked meat and grapes, some caramel. Taste is of chocolate, smoked meat and subtle nuttiness with fruit. Finishes dry and slightly salty. A decent drinker but nothing porter-ish about it.
brown2cu (14) - Cincinnati, - AUG 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The aroma is truly heavenly. The first thing that I immediately notice is that there is superb balance between all the elements. The smoke is present, however, there is also a heavy emphasis on chocolate and perhaps a little coffee as well.
A: Pours very close to black, however, when put to the light ruby highlights can be seen. There is a very fleeting head and no lacing to be seen.
T: Smoke, dark chocolate, some roasted barley, perhaps some meat, and a modest bitterness towards the finish. Nothing incredible, just a solid beer.
O: As I mentioned before, this beer doesn’t offer anything over the top but it does offer a good example of what precise and methodical brewing can accomplish--well done.
P: Medium bodied with a chewey mouthfeel and just enough carbonation to cleanse the palate.
queenholly (2568) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Meaty smoke, chocolate and coffee malt aroma. Dark brown with a small tan head. Moderate smoke, chocolate/coffee malt and light acidic flavor. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation. Smokiness is well balanced and not overpowering. Very nice.
boozedude (1583) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black brown head... Aroma is prune and hospital... Taste is not bad very smokey..i like it good smooth aftertaste also..
gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smokey and dark black. Thick tan head. Tastes like smoke and not much more. Roasty.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours very dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is predominately smoke with some roast malt backing it. It tastes of smoke, roast malty sweetness, and chocolate. Good.