Bulk_Carrier (3352) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It pours a deep dark brown and has a nice one inch speckled off white half inch head in my nonic. Foamy speckled lacing graces the sides of the glass. The smell has the smoky chocolate up front coming through in an ashy/coffee sort of way, reminds me like Iím smelling the charcoal from a grill. The taste is smoky and full of coffee bitterness, slightly woody and ashy again. That "meatiness" from rauchbiers comes out in the taste. The palate is medium and crisp with a dark bitter aftertaste and finish. There is nothing harsh on the tongue. This is pretty sessionable. Overall, this is decent for the style, but honestly Iím not fond of it.
nealblind (1560) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown pour, tan head. Aroma smoke, caramel, roast barley some leather. Tastes smokey clean, peppers. One of the better ridge runner brews. Sorta light palate.
BeerdedDave (1159) - - JAN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown color; roasted malt and coffee aroma; a light bodied porter; roasted malt flavor with coffee notes and hints of smoke
BREWMUSKCLES (2507) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bit of plastic smoke. brew is dark brown with some malt and dark fruit in cherry. flavors are recessed and body is moderate and somewhat silky. some cocoa.
Metalchopz (2957) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed in Vermont. Pours a dark brown colour with a beige head and minimal lacing. Mild coffee notes with roasted malts. A little smokey hints. Not so much in the taste. Flavours of fruity and roasted malts. Decent porter lacking in the taste department, and just a little smokiness.
malrubius (2425) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brewfest. Dark brown with flat tan head and lace. Very chocolate and chocolate milk and fruity aroma with a hint of ashy woody smoke. Chocolate some roasted coffee very raisiny figgy dark fruity sweet with fruity woody finish and hints of ashy smoke. Thin and way too fruity for my tastes.
edgallow (3332) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of malts, coffee and smoke. Taste is smokey, malts and coffee.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2014 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized foamy beige head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was bacon, malty, a touch roasty and a bit of smoke. The flavor was dryish and a bit malty with wood, smoke and a touch of bacon. Long smoky finish. Medium body. Ok.
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It is an attractive looking deep brown to near black color with a long lasting beige head. The aroma is rather muted and subtle. I get some smoked malts but they are downplayed. I kind of hoped for more of it considering it a smoked porter. Medium body. The taste is a step up with a similar smoked malt character and clean, earthy finish.
keepersj12 (3036) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nothing much to say about this brew. Pours a clear brown with a thin head. The aroma hardly noticeable. Just some bread. The flavor is malty with a hint of smoke and an odd metallic taste. Very thin and watery.
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bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark color. Great porter aroma with smoky notes on top. Taste is smooth with smoke not overpowering the overall taste. Best smoky taste beer I have had.
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