biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes like beef jerkey. The smoke is all there is for taste. It does not resemble a porter at all.
nike (876) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, finally a smoked beer that actually has a smoked flavor. I would like a stronger porter taste to it, but, still a good brew.
chinchill (1261) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Undated 12 oz bottle with updated label showing the 2004 GABF Gold medal (best smoked beer).
Pours a very dark reddish-brown with a small, weak head.
Aroma: rather strongly smoky such that the other dark roasted malts are nearly hidden. A hint of sweet, dark fruits.
The flavor is less smoky, but still at least medium.
Feel: medium-full body with light carbonation.
O: a rich, smoky porter that will work great with beef and other meats.
tnkw01 (933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It is my opinion that this is one of the best brewery’s around. Never been disappointed by one of there beers. Brown in color, small, light tan head. Aroma and taste is a light plesant smoky one.
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of bacon bits and bready malt. Taste follows suit. I cannot get into these smoky bacon beers - they never taste like real bacon, just the imitation crap. There also isn’t enough of the porter element here - where is the roast, the chocolate, or the coffee? Has good carbonation and soft mouthfeel. Those are probably its best features. Won’t get again.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is very roasty and meaty with hints of chocolate. Pours an opaque black with a tan ring and minimal lacing. The taste is robust. Dark roasted malt, fruit, and hints of chocolate and smoke. Medium body with medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall, I really liked this beer. Would definitely drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
steelhead3686 (215) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark brown or even black that’s not see-through with a very dark small to medium head. Heavy roast aroma with hints of chocolate I’m something like teriyaki. It has a taste of light bitter and medium sweet. It has a light body with a thin or slick texture. It’s not at all what I would expect from something so dark, but that’s not a bad thing. I can’t say that it’s a great beer or that I would look for it in a bar, but it’s something that I would suggest someone that likes porters.
kaser (2014) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black out taste like a smoked hot dog very smokey. Black and Tan. Perty good beer would seek it out
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of the better beers from O’Fallon. The smoke aroma and flavor is strong, but not overwhelming. A bit of chocolate but its understated.
garmonbozia (422) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: Great smoke flavor with tons of malt. A little bit of bitterness at the end. Dry finish. Great fizzle, with some faint chocolate. Nice beer
StefanSD (1988) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Rebekah. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a small brown head that has fair retention. The nose is somewhat mild and understated with a sweet smoke aroma. The taste is smoke, ash, bitter walnuts and burnt grains. The palate is full with just a touch of grit and the carbonation is medium. Finishes dry with lingering smokiness. Overall: Very nice little smoked beer, one that I would hope comes in a six pack and is reasonably priced.