3sheets2wind (77) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer smells like bbq and burning leaves. Very autumnal. Pours dark brown, almost black, with very small head and little lacing. Smooth, tongue-coating mouthfeel with little bitterness. Chocolate, smoke, leather, beef jerky. I wish I had a chopped sandwich with this beer
sjohnny (367) - - SEP 19, 2012
1.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Too smokey (and I like smokey). Seems like they were trying too hard to make a point. No other body or good porter flavor. I tried to like this and it was just not good.
Labfrogg (4) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012 does not count
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is discusting. Feels like I was sucking on bark and swallowed a horny toad.
aguyintx66 (89) - Nixa, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown almost black with a dark tan head. Aroma of malt and smoke. Powerful smoky taste. Medium body, sticky with bitter long finish.
ozarkspops (353) - - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark dark brown pour. Not quite black. Medium dark brown head. Sweet smoky aroma. Mesquite smoke is about all I can taste. Sweetness from the malt. I love mesquite BBQ. So BBQ beer works for me.
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Beerenberger (1423) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
APPEARANCE: Pours a dark brown with a short lived tan head and fair lacing. AROMA: Smoked malts, hints of chocolate and roasted coffee. TASTE: The taste is similar - smoked flavor dominates followed by a brunt coffee flavor with a nice subtle, but very present hop bitterness. MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodies and medium carbonation. OVERALL: A strong smoked flavor but not over the top; very drinkable and enjoyable.
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Ibrew2or3 (6846) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of dcschiller. It pours mahogany with a tall rocky tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sort of smoky, sort of dusty and also sort of off-ness. Hmm? The taste is prickly with carbonation giving up roasted malts, molasses, a mild level of smoke and some tartness. It end with dark roasted malts as well as coffee and an odd off-putting tartness.
jhamp9 (1036) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, spice, roast and wood. Taste is bitter coffee, smoke, chocolate, and some spice. Smooth texture. Enjoyable.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to the kind soul that shared this at the last Tampa Weekly Tasting. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is earth, campfire, coal, and dark chocolate. Flavor is similar- woody smoke, earth, coal, and some chocolate up front with smoke and earth lingering around into the finish. Nice blend of smoke and porter. Medium in body and pretty nice.
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Smoke aroma with some acrid roast and a tart note in the nose. Flavor is smoke, tart, bitter...infection?