michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2012 22oz. Bottle (Bottled 6/1/11. Batch 005).: EXTREME GUSHER! Lost more than half the bottle to gush! Aroma of malt, chocolate, slight pepper, oats, and nuts. Poured very dark brown in color with a large, creamy, oatmeal/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Very sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, chocolate, nuts, a hint of smoke, and slight caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, slight smoke, finish is light to medium sweet.
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle courtesy of ecirandersnavy, thanks man! was looking forward to this one, but as soon as i poured one ounce into a pint glass literally the entire glass filled with head immediately. totally infected and sour unfortunately, not my thing. has a nice flavor underneath but too much infection in the way.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with some friends. Here’s the problem with this one: I was drinking Rogue Voodoo right before this one in the same glass and didn’t properly clean out the glass so the whole thing smelled of maple syrup and I can trust me instinct in knowing that there probably isn’t much maple in this beer to begin with. But it was tasty
dnstone (2341) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown, almost black in color with a nice tan head. Campfire burning wood aroma and taste with a medium bodied roast body underneath. Nice that the smoke isnt overwhelming!
hopscotch (9954) - 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 (7623) - Tel Aviv, - 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 Dagan’s 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 (2780) - 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 (3488) - 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, I’m thinking this is infected, way over carbonated, mostly mesquite smoke, a bit sour and bitter... high hopes but really let down
Sledutah (5652) - 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 (7896) - 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.