drowland (7055) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/24/12. Bottle at the brewery during RBWG 2012. A nice subtle, but apparent smokiness in the aroma with some sweetness as well with a touch of bubblegum. Slightly sweet caramel flavor with nice subtle smokiness and touches of wood. There’s also a nice presence of chocolate and a touch of roast to cut the smokey sweetness. Nice!
unclemike (2567) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark, cola brown with a small off white head. Aroma of smoked malt, leather, meat, and bean and bacon soup. Definitely an acquired taste; would have never liked this a year ago. For the amount of smoky flavor, it is pretty easy drinking. Some sweetness and meat, but not the most complex version of the style
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 (916) - 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 (2365) - 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 (10118) - 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 (8575) - 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 (2967) - 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 (3497) - 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