BroSpud (1690) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brownish-red with a light tan head. Smoky aroma followed by flavors of smoke and coffee with an overall bitterness throughout. I usually like smoky coffee flavors but coupled with a very thin, almost watery palate this one seems a bit lacking.
coldbrewky (1423) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle via Dad. Lightly smokey nose on this thin bodied translucent brown beer. Light to medium carbonation, as the amount seemingly undulated from slow to moderate. Hops linger in wings. Thinner watery body takes quite a bit away from overall experience. Smoked character is strong but it is pretty much the singular focus. Porter it is not.
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pints. Chocolate and coffee. Roasty more than smokey aroma. Hits the style.
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with off white foam head. Aroma of caramel and smoke. Sweet caramel taste with heavy smoke and a balancing bitter layer. Too smokey for my taste. Watery.
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2010 Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Pours brownish. Nose and taste of smoke, BBQ, lager malts and light cocoa.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 Sampled at the brewery - Pours a dark brown in color, but has reddish tones if held to the light. Aroma is of roasted and smoked malts with some sweetness underneath. Flavor is quite smoky with some dark fruits and perhaps some chocolate. Finish is slightly bitter. I liked it!
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle variety pack brought back by a friend who went home to VT for a visit - Pours a dark ruby brown with a small, white head. Smells of malts with some light roast and intense smokey woodiness. Taste is roasty dark maltswith a little sweetness and a hint of dark fruits. The smokiness is there for the whole event from first whiff to the last sip - pretty decent porter and I would rank this as the best beer in the variery pack.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brune body with a tan head. Malt y smoked malt, light peat, thin body with some lighter caramel and chocolate esk tones. Thin and light with a drying bitterness to finish. Okay.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is rich dark malt-molasses, earthy. Taste is rich dark malt-chocolate/molasses, peat/smoke, earthy/spice hops. Finishes dryish.
williamherbert (1289) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The appearance is dark brown; light brings a reddish tinge, akin to a dark brown ale. Head lasts a few minutes, then becomes a layer of thin film. Specks of lace.
Wonderfully deep roasted, nutty and smoky smell. Bready and dry. Slightly sweet accent of plums, but mostly roasted.
Immediate smoky flavor, similar to mesquite, followed by bittersweet malts. The mesquite become an accent and the roasted malts and sweet stone fruits take over. Really nice. Burnt cookies with warmth.
The feel is dry and ashy; sandpaper. It’s a very nice, dry porter. Smoky and rich.