ej (688) - 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 (709) - 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 (159) - 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.
Alpha10 (315) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014/01/01 - Pours a clear, dark mahogany colour with a medium, creamy, khaki head that quickly reduces to a lasting surface film. Aroma is chocolate, smoke, molasses and dark fruits. Taste is sweet chocolate malts and dark fruits up front, with a roasted nuts and coffee base and smooth, smokey aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with smooth carbonation and a bitter, drying finish. A well executed porter.
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CopterScott (129) - Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black with a thin tan head. aroma is roasted malts coffee and chocolate. flavor is coffee, roast, chocolate, and bitter finish. medium carbonation.
Dieseljaxx (9) - Roseville, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rich, dark brew. I've had better porters but that smoky aftertaste is admirable and should be tasted at least once
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paintedmaple (385) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Fenton Fire Hall...awesome silky smooth black liquid with flavors of dark roast coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit all dancing about, but none taking the lead. Only problem was that there was little to no smoke which was disappointing.