hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Exellent retention. The fantastically smoky aroma offers an afterthought of dark chocolate. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is sweet, chocolaty and smoky. Finishes crisp, chocolaty and lightly sweet. Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy!
DSG (4918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Daganís place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown to black-colored with a beige-light brown head. Aroma of smoked meat, "green" roasty notes and a bit of coffee. Sweet smoked flavor with malt, sausages, some caramel and chocolate and nutty hints. Medium-bodied.
50belair (1786) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by hopscotch at the district. Dark brown/black pour with a mocha head. Smokey nose. Yea, this is a smoked porter alright..
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle... dark brown with a light tan head, nice head... the aroma light smoke, syrup, a little mesquite, too light, ok... tastes really bad, Iím thinking this is infected, way over carbonated, mostly mesquite smoke, a bit sour and bitter... high hopes but really let down
Sledutah (4063) - Utah, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle (batch 006 from 08/25/11) from Tim, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a big tan head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Mesquite and smokey
Taste: Roasted malts, smoked meat and ashy
BMan1113VR (7770) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (batch 006 from 08.25.11). Pours with a deep, near black body with a lasting light brown head. Aromas of smoke, roast, leather, earthy, caramel, nutty, chocolate, bbq and mesquite. Flavors are roasty, nuts, light esters, medium to light smoke, grainy and caramel. Medium bubbles, a bit of astringency and vegitalness as it warms. Medium to fuller bodied.
ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a thick lt mocha head...decent retention. Aroma is roasty with some spicy hop notes...just a bit of smoke...touch of dark fruit. Flavor has a bit more smoke..roasty...hint of bitter cocoa...a bit metallic. Mouthfeel is creamy...medium..with a smoky/roasty almost burnt finish.
Roonai (245) - - OCT 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by deyholla, thanks derek! p is thick black with a brown head that dissipates to the edge and some spotty lacing. nose is, surprise, tons of woody peat, some saltyness of cured meats, earthy leather and roasted malts, great-well-blended rich complexity. taste is the same notes ith a rich depth that matches the combination of flavors to ma!ke for a great, complex and reasoably drinkable-for-the-style brew
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of smoke, with a slight note of jerky, some roasted malts and a bit of coffee. Flavor begins with a lot of mesquite smoke and is joined by coffee, bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Drank nicely.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber thanks to ericandersnavy) espresso brown with a fine tan ring of bubbles. Nose of mesquite, fudge, rich. Taste is very mesquite influenced, smoke, raisins, chocolate and smoky. Creamy/smoky palate linger.