3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample pours a dark cola brown with a thin tan head. Nose of smoke and toast, much more like a smoked bock than a porter, since I don’t see the malt character of a porter anywhere in here, but the nice thing is that the smoke character is real and natural, you can literally smell the kiln. Has a nice bite up front and a sharpness over the middle, again, like a bock. Overall it’s a delicious naturally wood smoked beer regardless of the missing or muted porter characteristics.
unclemattie (4221) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12zo bottle. Smoked Porter. Pours medium brown color. Aroma is smoky. Flavor has an odd sourness to it. Nice hop flavor (bitterness) to it.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with thin off white head. Roasty aroma of smoked maltiness, chocolate and coffee. Roasty malt flavor with bitter dry hopped finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Midnight Madness
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: smokey dark chocolate aroma with an earthyness from the smoke keeping it dry, touch of dark caramel,
Flavor: lots of dry chocolate flavor, plenty of smoke keeps it dry along with an earthy character, hint of dark caramel adds the only thing close to sweetness, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4391) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a humble brown body with a small, white head.
Smell: Dark malts with a touch of roast overlayed with pervasive smokey woodiness. Some tart fruits lurking around in the background.
Taste: Roasty dark malts, though very little sweetness. Hint of dark fruits. The slight smokiness kicks in and lasts till the final moment of the thin finnish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s alright, for a smoked porter.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, smoke, roast, and some woody notes. Flavor is malty, some smoke, roast, a hint of chocolate, and a bitter woody roast finish.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is slightly sour and matallic.
Taste is metallic, slighly roasted grains and some nuttiness.
Overall, thin and underwhelming. The huge bubbly head doesn’t help the beer either.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz via trade. Nice dark pour, with reddish hues visible. Slightly sour, lactic taste amidst the chocolate malts give this one an odd quality. The smoke here is very subtle, at times barely detectable. Thinnish body, and a dry, chalky finish. Average.
mansquito (3444) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black body... nearly white head. Slight smokiness in the weak aroma. Watery palate, but a good roasted malt flavor is there. Easy to drink as well.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent porter, but I wouldn’t think it was smoky enough to belong in the Smoked category. Some hints, yes, along with a medium body and some other sweet malty notes you’d expect in a porter, but the smoke flavors should be stronger.