Davesbeerblog (14) - - FEB 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong but not to Arrogant like their others. Just also bear in mind, this is bomber 4
AgentAle (986) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is caramel, chocolate, vanilla beans, roasted malts and smoked grains. Taste is rich but fairly smooth malts balanced with medium clove and slight tanin hop character. The malt profile finishes slightly watered down but solid overall. Appearance is a clear dark amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
Brandon1989 (409) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer had quite a hiss when I opened from the bottle and I got quite a bit of smoke. The beer poured a clear dark brown with some red shining through it when I held it up to the light and I got a thick beige head that left some good lacing around the glass. The aroma is dark roasted barley, some smoke, small amount of chocolate and coffee. The taste is dark burnt roasted barley where it probably gets some of the slight smokiness. The smoke is not overpowering, it is quite balanced. I also pick up some faint bitter chocolate but not much. The mouthfeel is on the medium side and is quite creamy. There is not much of a hop presence but there is a little bit of bitterness to balance the beer out.
Savage_Night (53) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with a creamy off white head. Good head retention with plenty of legs on the glass. Molasses, bbq, Brown suger, caramel, bitter and slight coffee aroma. Creamy but not thick, bitter, charcoal, coffee and dark coffee flavors. The smoke/peat flavor is lacking but overall I like it. Great buy at just under $5.
X (80) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the spirit of a recent forum discussion Iím going to say that this beer was cheap, but tastes expensive. It also tastes cold and it tastes dark. Regrettably what it does not taste like is smokey. I understand that Stone wanted this to be a Porter first and foremost, but I donít have to like that, Iíd rather have smokey.
dhatton (137) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep, dark brown, bordering on black body. Thin, yet consistent tan head with substantial lacing. Rich and complex nose; cacao nibs, coffee, and peat. Dark fruit and possible berries come through. Fantastic taste, layered with roasty malts and spicy espresso flavors. Dark chocolate, oaky, woody, with a slightly charred component. Smokiness is an undercurrent, but noticeable. Great balance between acidity and bitterness. Slick and thin mouthfeel with a smooth finish.
thb (742) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a light-coloured beer, as porters go (very red). Aroma is standard porter roast, toast, chocolate. Smoke is subtle, but provides some bite. Pretty dry.
batneil (438) - - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lis of punch. Toasty flavour. Very dark brown to black colour, with a little bit of an off-white head.
rumproasts (3724) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. Brown with small head. Smoked porter with some woodiness. Surprisingly more wood than smoke. Bitter hops in the finish. Dry.
dresden (1105) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was just browsing the porter rankings and noticed I didnít have this rated, but Iíve had it several times... Including about two weeks ago. This is a pointless rating, donít read it. Itís good.