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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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4260) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1468) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brown2cu (14) - Cincinnati, - AUG 20, 2012
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. anything new 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3035) - 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 (2102) - 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 (1171) - 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 (3672) - 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.

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