auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Sampling Bottle. Aroma has a currant-y clean edge of chocolate and mint. Flavors are reliable dark and roasty robust porter. I think the robust porter qualities of this are excellent, I’m not sure the word smoked needs to be included because the smokiness is on the light end and melds with the darker edges of the roast malts. This is excellent porter, but not smokey in my book. Clean and fresh.