phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at TJ’s in Wayne, PA. First time I’ve tried it, and it was exactly what I hoped for as a fan of rauchbiers! Great smoked taste and smell accompanied by the body and roasted qualities of a porter
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pleasant aroma of chocolate, smoke, raisin, prune, wood, roast and faint dark breadiness. Dark brown-black color, head is fine and uneven. Flavor follows the aroma closely, very lightly sweet, very smoky, roasty and coffeeish with suggestions of cocoa, more dark, dried fruits and light bitterness appearing late. Smoothly but generously carbonated palate, rather dry, with some faint warmth on the finish. Body is medium-full. Very nice. Thanks to beastiefan2k!
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Blue Dog Pub. Pours a deeper brown with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, charred wood, almost solventy notes. Flavor is very smokey. Smoke really covering up malt of the porter. A bit too smokey needs some porter there to help balance it.
theisti (3856) - Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Pour is brown ruby, mostly clear with a smallish off white head that falls fast. Aroma is pure and full smoked peat, big and charred. Really not much else, eventually some roasted malt pokes through. One dimensional. Taste is more of the same, just pure charred smoke and peat. Light touch of the roast malt. Palate is medium, mouth coating (and sinus engulfing) and just the residual char. Wow, smoke bomb, one dimensional but still a fun one. Thanks Eugene.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brune body with a mostly white head. Smoked malt, peat, campfire, salty bacon a smokey dominated malt aroma. Flavor is similar smoked ham, bacon, rauch with a mild warming and char. A nice smoked ale.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle (Very tough cork): Aroma of smoke, Bamburg wood, smoked meat, and slight ash. Poured brown in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is neither sweet nor bitter. Tastes of smoke, Bamburg wood, smoked meat, ash, fireplace, and light wood. Medium body. Dry texture. Soft carbonation. Smoke, Bamburg wood, and light smoked meat finish is dry. Very smoky, but not much to the body or overall palate. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
sloth (2793) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ the brewery and from growler. Nice medium sized tan head, retention is very good as is the lacing. An almost black brew though ruby highlights do show through. Nose is meaty, smokey with some faint malts coming through. Body is medium, lightly oily, slick sorta chewy. Plenty of smokiness for yous smoke lovers backed by some nice roast notes, light woodiness and some faint chocolate notes as well. Did,nt even realize its runnin 8.5% ABV, wouldnt know it.Dry, roasty smokey finish. Might age well and lay down some of the smokey flavors that i,m not really a fan of. I think Smoked fans would enjoy this brew. Better than expected.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the KSBF ’09. Poured a dark brown (almost black) color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of smoke, some smoke meatiness, and roasty. Tastes of the same smokiness, roast, and had a light bitter finish. Not overly smoky. Body on the thinner side.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lancaster beer fest: aroma was strongly smokey with notes of bacon and bologna. flavor was rich and malty with loads of smoke character. body was quite lean for a porter, the biggest flaw in the beer, but I really enjoyed the flavor.
KornDogg (569) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2008
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2011 On Tap, Lancaster Beer Festival 2008.... Strong aroma and taste of Band Aides... Yes, band aides... the flavor was so disgusting I refused to finish my sample. The smoked wood chips completely took over the entire beer and the other attributes... could not taste the malts.