Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at the brewpub, fresh. Good porter. Roast licorice aroma. German magnum, terrmeny hops. Bold flavour of roast barley, some chocolate malt, well balanced. Dark brown colour and lots of lace
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[GABF 2006 – Denver, Co]
Deep dark brown in color with a creamy brown head. The flavors where awesome and the malts used where great. I got a hint of burnt malts this did not take from the flavor and I would recommend this to anyone.
argo0 (12501) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear mahogany body with beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, smoke, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, chocolate, light smoke. Smooth medium body.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap 7/28/05: Lasting beige head on a dark brown, almost opaque body. Roasty and coffee dominate @ first, but there is some chocolate & light diacetyl that adds a nice complexity to the nose. Nutty and caramel as it warms with very little fruitiness. Well balanced, but a bit on the bitter side in the dry finish. Aftertaste is more dark grain bitterness w/ a bit of a burnt, black malt flavor. Some roastiness and caramel in between. Lower carbonation, dry, lightly chalky m/f w/ a medium body. A bit too burnt tasting for my liking and enjoyment, but it’s not a bad beer. I didn’t really taste or smell any smoke given the name of this beer, at least not today.
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Dark brown hue with a medium head that dimonoshed slowly. Good smokey sweet aroma. Medium to full body. Good flavor of malt, chocolate and smoke with a small bitter finish.
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black brown body with a thick and creamy tan head. The aroma is rich cocoa and only a slight touch of smoke. The hops come out more in the flavor. Full-flavored, but not extreme. The smoke is there, but very reserved. Very drinkable.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with red edges. Loads of german-style rauch malt aromas, along with some toffee. Malty initially,with some hops emerging leading to a dry finish. This was really like a steak in a glass. lots of smoked meat and bitter hops. Tasty.