bwa5879 (817) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at shakesperes, Kalamazoo MI. Dark black pour with a thin layer of light brown head, served in a goblet. Lots of lacing. Little creamy, little smokey like a bonfire. Thick foamy mouth feel, very low carbonation. Well blended flavor, chocolate and a hint of smokey finish, a little dry. Last time I had this at right brain it was woodier/smokier, a lot more character. Hope to try it again.
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Criz (235) - - AUG 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black. Aromas of smoke, salty meat, and coffee. Semi dry finish. Drinking this in the warmer side brings out more meat characteristics.
kipper8588 (20) - - AUG 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer, light taste of cherry pie. Would definitely drink again.....
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SiviS (25) - - AUG 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice smoky start with a bacon hit at the end. This is a wonderful beer that really hams it up for you.
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mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[7342-20150704] Tap. Roasted oatmeal aroma. Dark cola brown body with a quick foamy tan head. Roasted oatmeal grains and soft meaty notes in the flavour. Medium-full body. Good, can almost taste the pig parts... but not really. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5
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jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015-07-04. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma of roasty malt. Flavour is dry and roasty up front, sweet dark malt core. Light bitterness lingers. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Pretty decent, a touch heavy on the roast for my own tastes but a well made porter. Pig parts? Not really but a solid stout. On tap at HopCat, Detroit.
ebone1988 (423) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasted malt, bacon, ham. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head. Taste is smoky, roasted malt and ham. Mouthfeel is decent, carbonation is lacking but has a good aftertaste. Overall, decent but nothing I’d go out of my way to get.
gregwilsonstl (1438) - Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Um. Interesting. Oily head, which explains why there is no head. Smokey bacon flavor.
BrownALEx (351) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at World Expo of Beer. Smokey taste that stays for quite awhile. Beautiful dark brown. Palate is long and lingering. Just a great beer.
fakebeersnob (228) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of smoke and chocolate. The pour is black oil. No real head, but a tan lacing that lingers. It does taste like chocolate and bacon (but I think the bacon taste is really do mainly to the smoke). Not usually a fan of smoke beers, but this one is pretty tasty. Has a bit of a saltiness to it. Oily, smoky mouthfeel.
Unsure if I will get it again as $17 a bottle is pretty steep. It is a novelty beer, but actually is superior in taste than most of these novelty beers.
tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Deep brown, nearly black body with a rich tan head, slightly creamy. Aroma of liquid smoke, mild bacon, salt, roasted malt, & a bit of char. Flavor isn’t as meaty, but still has a mild campfire smoke essence. Little bit of bitter chocolate & licorice in the finish, too, finishing with a hint of ashy roast. Medium bodied. Not bad.