Monkeyharris (11) - - JAN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half pint at Leeds brewery tap. Dark with off white head. Not much on the nose other than smoke, good smoke, the kind that takes me back to open log fires on cottage holidays in the Lake District as a child.taste is also smokey with a touch of whiskey. Finish is spicy, very much smoked chipotles. Very enjoyable.
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours black with tan head. Light smoking, well balanced porter. Another good one from this brewery. I’ll try again as I’d had a few by the time I tried this!
mike_77 (2650) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown colour. Aroma of smoked malt, cocoa, brown sugar. Flavours of smoke and burnt bitersweet malts. The fine but intense carbonation is the only downside.
Stefanos (52) - POLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 bottle. Dark, thick but frothy head. Roasted aroma with scent of nuts. Smokey taste, light sourness from dark malts, quite complex. Oily texture, full body, but bit too fizzy.
jmgreenuk (3221) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Birmingham Beer Festival 2013. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly off white head. The aroma is roasted malt, creamy caramel, coffee and some chilli spice. The flavour is medium bitter with a medium to weak bodied spicy liqourice palate and a short bitter finish. This really was a superb beer.
MiP (12987) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 5.7%. Gusher. Citric and smokey aroma. The smoke is much like a campfire that has burnt out. Very dark brown colour and a very big stable brown head. The flavour is smoked and papery with a citric touch. OK mouthfeel, but prickly from the (over)carbonation. Late coffee flavour, along with a faint chilli warmth. Well-balanced.
Bamsen78 (2285) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark copper brown with airy but stable beige head. Dark aroma of roast, malt and caramel. Bitter, roasty flavour, with sweetish notes of caramel malt and a touch of liquorice. Roasty finish. Well-balanced and good.
Gary (1265) - big city livin ,London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 (Bottled) Ive got 3 bottles of this cause my online beer order got fucked up by the dude at the other end -thus I hope I like this . Big beige head -above deep ruby . oily -chocolate-light smoke nose. A good porter on first reflection, oily palate -earthy .bitter .very rich-the SMOKE texture is just there -not really lively .
r8sceond bottle.; Huge ass beige head..cool lacing . the Chipotles are subtle ,any smoky character is mild really . I’m more sober on second sample . Oily rich porter ...not bad at all
thewolf (10694) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours deep black with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has caramel, smoke, juniper, liqourice. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has liqourice, light roasted, mild smoky, quite dry bitterness.
Rasmus40 (9588) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Black with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and smoke. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with a little hint of acid. Seems a bit thin. 200813