pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, pours brownish black color, tan head medium carbonation, smells of smoke chocolate and vanilla, taste of smoke, bourbon, then vanilla shows up at end. As beer warms kinda get a strange barrel taste. Just ok
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark brown with a tan head. Heavy aromas of chocolate and tobacco. Flavor of smokey chocolate and some coffee. Big flavor on this beer.
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, dark orange color with white foam, aroma is smoke and meats, flavor is meaty smoke, not really any vanilla , pretty one sided
ICEatALAMO (1259) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. The pour is black. The aroma is big on smoke. The taste has a little sour funk to it as well as the strong smoke. Not sure I get any vanilla out of this one.
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chinchill (3877) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, undated.
A nearly black, clear liquid, topped by a moderate tan head.
Smoke, whiskey, oak and dark malt in the nose. There’s a hint of vanilla in both the nose and the mouth, and it lingers into the aftertaste. A hint of hops in the flavor too, but the major change is from the very sweet aroma to a slightly sour taste.
O: too smoky and poorly balanced for my taste. Glad they have gone back to the non-smoked version.
djd07 (8213) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roast, smoke, and vanilla. Thin mouth with strong smoke and sourness that tastes infected, no.
Imaena (2157) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. This is thin, sour, and bitter with a weird sweet and smokey finish. Way too much going on and too little attention to the fundamentals.
bytemesis (6132) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black, small brown head, dissipates quickly, done lacing. Aroma is light smoke, roasted malt. Flavor is very smoky, almost artificial smoke, medium sweet, kind of sickly. Astringent smoked teriyaki meat. Light bitter. Sour. Are we infected perhaps? Medium body. No.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from drowland, cwsample, Cavie. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is meat, smoke, and vanilla. Taste is sour, very sour, prune juice, smoke, and spicy booze. Painful finish.
Cavie (4195) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. From who the hell knows where. Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is smoked, beefy, vanilla bean and some malts. Flavor is sour, tart, smoky and roasted malts. Very sour. Yuck.
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cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Fratto. Pours very dark. Smells of malt and alcohol, slight sour. Tastes more sour than porter should be, very smoky. I don’t get much vanilla from this bottle. Sour smoke?!