Dal9000 (95) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark with a thick brown head. Just a hint of smoke and chocolate. Not smokey at all. The chocolate lingers on the tongue after swallowing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
meshleman (27) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma with color and head. Smokiness is almost nonexistent. Finish is a little earthy at times.
mokanmikey (6) - Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding example of a smoked beer, not as intense as a Aecht Schlenkeria Rauchbier and very tasty
pdx77 (766) - Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught. Almost black brown color. Aroma of a smoked dark chocolate bar. Taste is similar to the aroma, but a little bit sweeter and with a coffee note.
DocJitsu (586) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby-cola brown with a stubborn, bumpy root beer head. Mild smoky aroma with just a hint of peat. Once the beer settles a bit, sweet lactose emerges. Medium-bodied, slick outside, but a little scrubby inside, and a bit thin. Flavors of dark roasted malt, smoke, and lactose. Nothing remarkable about the flavor. Just a solid porter.
adamhorror (70) - USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is black with a small off white head. No translucency to background light. Aroma is slight smoke beyond a toffee, caramel, and coffee notes with a deep roasted malt. There is a slight yeast scent and sourdough scent. Taste is mildly smoky behind toffee, chocolate and coffee flavors. Also a slight bread or biscuit flavor comes through. Palate is medium but not watery with a slight fizz of carbonation on the tongue.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jd543 (322) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby red, practically black, with a decent size beige head. Aroma is very smokey, roast malt, some coffee, spicy, floral hops. Taste is light sweet, bitter with a medium duration. The texture is oily, a bit lighter than I was expecting, but a pretty nice beer.
Niall73 (638) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours very dark browny red with a tan head. Smells good but not too strong actually - roasty coffee, choc, treacle, licorice and some funkiness too. It’s lovely - fairly light and smooth malty, choc, coffee some licorice and treacle, coke, some dark fruit at the and a hint of smokiness. The finish is very pleasantly bitter. Good.
mtrphoenix (1) - - JUN 21, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pairs very well with barbeque. Finished a little strong for my taste, but a very good porter.
JHeath99 (301) - - JUN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with white head. Aroma of hops and slight citrus. Tastes of intense hops