DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at District Pi. Deep brown with moderate offwhite head. A: roasted malt, smoke, hint of chocolate. T: smoke over roasted malt, cocoa. Fairly smooth palate. The smoke is a bit overwhelming of the malt. Decent but unbalanced.
miyauchi38 (743) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good smoke aroma of birch and cedar. Flavor s lean mild roast and some phenolics from smoke. Not bad.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at their place on Locust Street. Pours dark brown to black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is smokey and roasty. Slightly sweet malt. Creamy mouthfeel. Really nice.
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csaso (1687) - Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - small tan colored foamy head, black color, definite smoke aroma and flavor but not over the top, very well balanced with roasty notes and a dry finish, very good overall
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kraddel (4563) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours black . Smell is smoked, with bacon aspects . Taste is bitter, smoked in the back , rather than upfront . OK , as far as smokebeers go .
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Meridian Pint. Reddish ber pour with a small head. Aroma is honey and smoked ham. Some ink pot. Taste of ham and nuts. Cocoa cola. Coho plate and red berry. Mild fire pit. Medium body, soft carb.
Travlr (15912) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Meridian Pint. Clear deep reddish briwn, beige head. Aroma of straw on fire. Taste is slightly meaty campfire.
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Meridian Pint during their Schlafly Total Tap Takeover. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of smoke, tobacco, chocolate, roast. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, light smoke, roast.
seymour (1659) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2015 9/17/2012: Sampled on tap at the 2012 Schlafly Hop In The City festival. It poured a nice clear, deep brown color with lasting beige foam. Faint malt, tangy hops, and fruity ale yeast esters. Struck me as a mild or brown ale, too thin and weak to call porter. The "smoke" aspect tasted artificial like that liquid smoke stuff they sell at the grocery store. Not a very good beer.
01/30/2015 UPDATE: Tasted again at their Taproom. Definitely smokey, but in a natural way, and not overpowering. Well-suited to the toasty and roasty porter traits. Some malty and caramelly sweetness balanced by nice earthy hops, with a fairly dry finish. Good appearance, aroma, flavour, mouthfeel, an all-around well-crafted beer. Infinitely better than I remember their 2012 version.