Rob_D_UK (1327) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a tanned head. Sweet malt aroma with notes of smoke. Smokey taste.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with tan head. Aromas of smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, spruce. Well balanced between smoke, roasted malts, and a sprucey bitter finish. Good.
Zymurgeist2 (1534) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle to tulip. Aroma of restrained chocolate and coffee. Moderate cedar. Pours brown with ruby highlights. Light brown head sustains around the outside with large bubbles. Very limited lacing. Taste is moderate high peaty, which predominates over the other flavors. Moderate low biscuit, and slight semi-sweet chocolate. Moderate high bitterness.
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couleur brune foncés translucide avec un col beige moyennement résistant. Aromes de caramel, café, chocolat, un petit coté fumé. Rien d’extraordinaire pour moi...
mR_fr0g (7265) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home split with Sarah. Aroma is woody, ranch malts, bit of wet socks, charred wood and some caramel sweetness. There is some refried bean thing on the nose as well. Dark copper / mahogany brown coloured pour with a lasting frothy light cream coloured head. Flavour is composed of charred wood, roast, some lactose sugars, ashy roast, earthy smoke. Some little dried fruit and subdued smoke character. Palate is medium bodied, slightly creamy, milky on the tongue, highish carbonation. Decent smoked beer.
willisread (1603) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating on 22oz bomber. Pours a deep dark brown with ruby highlights and a quickly dissipating tan head. Molasses, brown sugar and roasted grain aromas present with a hint of smokiness on the nose. Nice carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Solid porter but the smokiness is also muted on the palate. Good finish.
arn8897 (264) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Middletown Fine Wine and Spirits. Pours dark brown with some red highlights. Aromas of coffee and smokiness. Flavors of coffee and chocolate with a little toasted marshmallow. Palate is light to medium. Nice lacing in the glass. Very nice porter.
SteveOrz85 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22oz bottle into tulip. Aroma is hoppy at first, then smoked malt, maybe a little earthiness. Beer is dark brown in color with a tan head which dissipates quickly leaving a fair amount of lacing. Taste is lightly sweet to a lightly bitter finish. Medium body with a slightly oily texture. Carbonation is average.
Overall good beer
Good example of a smoked porter.
Only paid $5.50 for 22oz bottle. Most other brews in 22oz on shelf were averaging $9.99 some as high as $14.99. For $5.50 it was well worth it, I will buy again at some point.
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect smoke porter, great thing is that this porter does not have the mesquite phenolics most smoke brews do. Great smoky roast aroma, nice body but nit stout like, clean clean finish. Great beer.
VinegarStroke (354) - Napa, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: medium dense to dark with a reddish hue, clear, thick head and great lace. Malt, roasted coffee, dry brown spice. It’s not really that smoke. Medium intensity. Dry, not sour and low bitterness. Dominated by malt. Roasted and burnt but not smokey. Great CO2. Nice depth and length.
Good port but not a great beer.