bwa5879 (879) - Grand Rapids, 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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Mark_Eck (1550) - - JUN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from summer. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, chocolate, and smoke.
RocknSkol (15) - - MAY 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a tan head. Aromas of Chocalate, expresso and smoke. Full-bodied flavor that is so smooth. I’d love to drink this with some smoked pork. Finishes fairly clean with a hint of Chocalate and smoke.
hayduke (4485) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. Based on the ingredients I was not sure what to expect. In the tasting glass appeared black with a dark tan foam cap. Nose is chocolate and some light smoke. Full rich body. Flavor is complex with Aromas of chocolate, smoke, and a earth. Finisj is big on chocolate and the smoke, and some bitterness as well. Really good.
PartyFowle (952) - - JAN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose like smokey barbecue, caramelized pork, molasses, liquid smoke, cocoa. It’s a cookout, a tailgate. I could smell it all day. Flavor has a saltiness at the finish, kind of ashy, low sweetness, a little milk chocolate. Lingering charred pork flavor. Thin body and appearance. Piggy!
Criz (344) - - 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 (32) - - 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 (40) - - 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 (8390) - 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
(@ HopCat, Detroit, MI)
jercraigs (9537) - 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 (1183) - Dearborn, 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.