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Dark, rich and smoky…this classic porter is brewed with 63% German smoked malt and makes a perfect after dinner (or anytime) sipper for those who love a "bigger" beer. Winner of the Gold Medal in the 2004 Great American Beer Festival® for best Smoked Beer in America!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2921) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (1789) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Pours black brown head... Aroma is prune and hospital... Taste is not bad very smokey..i like it good smooth aftertaste also..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregwilsonstl (1090) - Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Smokey and dark black. Thick tan head. Tastes like smoke and not much more. Roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Looked and smelled ok, but tasted like bacon grease out of a dirty ashtray. Couldn't finish more than 3 drinks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
megawill (14) - Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2012
12 oz bottle coffee and smoke on the nose, minimal head that dissolves into a persistent film, minimal lacing. black with minimal carbonation, i don’t get a lot of smoke in the taste but being a fan of Islay malted scotch when something advertises itself as ’smoked’ i expect it to be a bit more pronounced. I get more of a malt and coffee taste, not overly hopped which allows the malt, light smoke and coffee to come through. Smooth mouth-feel. Overall, while i’d prefer the smoke to be more pronounced this is an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Poured with about 1 cm cream-colored head. Opaque black. Slightly red in the light. Not nearly as smoky as expected. Aroma is mostly chocolate and dry roast, but smoke is faintly present on the nose. Faint smokey flavor, but the smoke lends more of a fruity flavor. Higher carbonation than I’d prefer. Dry finish. A pretty good beer, just not what I was expecting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1365) - Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2012
Bottle - small foamy head, dark black color, very smokey, sweet malt aroma and flavor, yet still pretty smooth and not hard to drink - better than I thought it would be, need some BBQ to go with it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2012
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma is of malt with a hint of smoke. Taste is sweet malt with a bit of smoke at the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2012
12oz pour. Pours out almost black with off white head. The aroma is SMOKE. Almost a sweet smoke aroma with dark roasted malts as the backbone. The flavor is the same very deep and rich in flavor. That smokiness comes through with every sip and that is what you do with this beer. This is a medium bodied beer with great flavors.

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