Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2000
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The smoke is subtle but insistent. Overall the beer is quite malt-accented.
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Savor, 12z bottle) Beige head atop hazy dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, chocolate, some smoke. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, roast, some smoke, chocolate. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11223) - 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.
kp (10884) - 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
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear brown porter with no head. In aroma, a strange beany chocolate, a bit off and unpleasant. In mouth, a smooth peaty chocolate with light acidity lingering, watery and boring. On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill, April 7, 2012.
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear black with a large, frothy beige head, medium retention with good ringed lacing. Aroma is peat smoke, lightly smoked meats, chocolate and roast malt, pineapple and pear fruity esters, and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt and smoke, light fruity esters, smoked meats, light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium-light body, somewhat thin with medium carbonation.
jtclockwork (8943) - , 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.
Sammy (8939) - 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.
3fourths (8236) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby brown with a light tan head. Sesame, soy and smoked malt aroma. Body starts lightly sugary sweet and dry with plenty of roasted and somewhat smoky malt. Finishes very dry and kinda thin, but not as smooth as it could be either.