Beerenberger (791) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, with notes of sweetness. Pours a dark brown with a rapidly dissipating khaki head and no lacing. The taste is peaty, roasty, and woody, with hints of fruit and vanilla. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Overall, enjoyable smoked porter.
Hansen (5449) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown and clear. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Malty aroma, smoke, malt and lactic acid. Flavor is sweet too, fizzy, lactic acid and...acid, faint smoke.
Zita (3498) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
roasty and smoked aroma,dark amber, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, light smoked finish.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish dark brown porter with a thick frothy brown head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate malt with licorice and grassy notes, nutty character, perfumey finish. In mouth, a sweet perfumey chocolate with light peaty notes, molasses, nice.
laiti (3930) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 09.01.2011
Aroma is peaty with smoke notes and some roasted malt. Flavour has peat, ash, some roasted malt and smoke. Dry and ashy finish with some coffee. Good.
tyler_durden (113) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
botttle @ il pretesto. It pours dark brown with a tiny beige head on top. light body. great aroma but a little watery. smoked hints. good beer but nothing more.
gwpom (292) - Akron, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As stated previously, the smoke is the predominant feature of this beer. Not overpowering, but certainly at the forefront. I had this after an Arrogant Bastard, so I know itís not fair to compare the two. It does have a lighter body than I would have guessed, a dark brown but not totally opaque look to it. But I love a good porter, and this is good. As I said... the smoke is the thing with this brew.
iammarc (380) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml from Tomlinsons. Aroma:Light burnt notes, charred wood. Appearance: Pours dark brown, light head thins out to zero lacing. Sweet honey taste with a light sticky palate. Very nice.
ansermadide (1198) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
There wasnít much of a release of carbonation when I opened this bottle. I poured it vigorously into my English Pint glass (hey, itís not every day that I open a 500ml bottle) to produce a modest, cream/light brown colored head atop a mostly opaque, dark brown ale with orange and ruby hues. The aroma is very English, with sweet, roasted malts and light oak. It really smells great, almost of raisins and reminiscent of a smoked peat Scotch ale.
Itís very, uh, oddly sweet up front in a very English way with a mostly light bodied mouth feel. Initially, the smoke is only noticeable in the finish, but as the beer warms the smoke really becomes strong up front as well. I donít normally run into a smoked English ale, and this one is a real treat. at first I wasnít so impressed, but this quickly grew on me. The smoke presence is very enjoyable, distinct, and is well balanced with the beerís sweetness.
Woody, meaty, roasted. and smoky, with just enough body to bold it all down, but not so much that its a tedious to drink. Not bad! It reminds me of a Rauchbier in intensity and body, but with the meatiness of an English ale.
SperkeleForce (134) - FINLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours dark brown with small head and a nice smoked aroma in the scent. Taste has some roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, slight chocolate and a nice smoked sense in it. Still quit smooth and easy to drink.