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.
sonnycheeba (4128) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is subtle but well dome with layers of smoke, chocolate, roasted malts, pork, and faint dark fruit notes. Flavor is dry and malty with a touch of caramel sweetness and soft bitterness; smoke undertones present throughout and come thru at the end for a dry, woody finish. Medium body.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 355ml. -at O’Hara Zagreb. Nearly black coloured, small off-white head that went away fast, light roasty nose. Roasted malt, caramel, smoke and sugar with rather sweet finish. Far far away from smoked Bamberg beers.
malkyore (271) - - MAR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and smokey. Perfect beer to go with a nice Smokey whiskey and some sort of meats... I am a fan.
kajser27 (173) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola brown almost black, no head, only a tan ring. Aroma is smoked malt, bacon and chocolate. Taste is even more smoked and bacon flavored, very mildly sweet and mild chocolate and roast notes, some charcoal. Medium bodied.
tmoreau (2820) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprised I hadn’t previously reviewed this, having enjoyed both draft & bottled versions at a number of festivals & gatherings. This time, shared 12 oz. bottles brought back from Missouri, poured to snifters, displaying a darkest brown color, with ruby highlighting, a presentable layer of brownish tan head foam, and a cluster of thick spots of lacing. The nose was well roasted, with subtle sweetness of caramel, toffee, and treacle, and defining smoke. The taste was similar notes as the aroma, with soft carbonation, in a light to medium body. Seemed a bit light textured this time around, but a benchmark example of the style, nonetheless.
Marko (4180) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
O’Fallon Smoke. Bottle shared with Ribafish at O’Hara Zagreb, huge thanks Marin and Hrvoje! Poured a dark brown body with a teeny tiny off white head that went away fast. Oily aroma, smoked fish, just slightly sickly. Taste... smoked ham, but light with some soft maltiness. It’s allegedly usually better, but this bottle was underwhelming I’m afraid. Shame.
Niko100 (2182) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, caramel/toffee, & some campfire; Flavor of smoky sweet malt, caramel, and chocolate; Decent.
raoul_duke (140) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a six pack. Wonderful malty aroma. I can almost smell the campfire. Not quite black, but extremely dark. Not much head to speak of. Interesting flavor. Something sour in the aftertaste.
5on1 (21) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mouth feel is like sitting next to a campfire. Pours a dark black with a 2 finger beige head. Very malty with a great smoked finish.
Iphonephan (4035) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy cola with an ecru head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of burnt sugar. Smooth and creamy textures. Mellow finish. Nice beer.