firstsip (331) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid, as most things are from Stone. Dark pour. Thick body. Beautiful balance of dark fruits, coffee and charred malt. Smokiness comes through subtle woodchip flavors; no liquid smoke taste here!
EyeAmBaldman (187) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Has a sweet aroma. Taste is smoky with a bitter coffee twang. Has a nice chocolate kick at first but the after taste is like ash. Had high hopes for this but it was still good...just not great.
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 15.01.2014, 0,65l bottle (bbd. 02.04.2012) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, caramel, licorice, lactose, chocolate, dark sugar, butterscotch. Taste is slightly dry and oxidized, dark malts, caramel, coffee, butterscotch, hay, chocolate, cardboard. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Fair enough, has probably faded a lot.
lukedarock (142) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice Smokey flavour and aroma nothing overpowering, great looking head and dark color, kinda leaves me thinking what else could be involved to help the character overall but nonetheless decent mix up beer
ej (674) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Moderate smokey aroma with a good malty backbone and roasty character. Taste is smoke and roast flanked by caramel and malts. Well balanced with a light bitter touch.
Bule (690) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pear. Pours a dark reddy brown color with a bit of head. Smokey roasted malt flavors. The smokiness balances well and doesn't overpower it.
ThreeCats (554) - ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with ruby highlights and a decent off-white head. Aroma of roast and coffee, primarily, as oppose to smoke, which comes out more as a "woodiness" than anything. Taste has a much more pronounced smoky feeling, along with roast, ash, coffee, and chocolate. Roast increases on palate, too. Iím not a big fan of "smoked" beers, but this is quite nice.
cwooldridge (17) - - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap out of my growler. Pours a near pitch black with a tan head. Smell of sweet chocolate and subtle coffee notes. Taste is very sweet and robust from the chocolate and smokiness. Great malt body that also gives it itís sweet body. Good beer.
tightslice (150) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014
Format: Bottle from World Market, Redwood City ($3.99)
Appearance: Deep cherry black with milk chocolate head
Aroma: Initial smoke and wood. Later chocolate cereals.
Taste: Roasted malts, dark fruits, dry finish
Overall: A solid saturday morning but was hoping for a bit more campfire
thebos (35) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful deep brown/red in color. Has a light head is tan, dissipates quickly leaving only small ring. Smokey, slightly bitter aroma. Very robust smokey taste. The dark chocolate/coffee malt is initial taste followed by a wonderfully balanced bitter, hoppy finish. Excellent porter.