Tree777 (16) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very dark and smoky porter. Poured in to a Libbey Porter/Stout glass. Looks beautiful with a thick off-white head. Carbonation is just right in my opinion. Flavor got more complex as the beer warmed up. Would definitely repeat.
novice101 (9) - - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a very dark (almost black) color with a cream color head, that never quite fades away. To begin the smells of malts, a bit of coffee and chocolate reign over the beer and the taste is pretty similar with a light smoky flavor to it as well. Overall a damn good beer for the price/
574deadzone (570) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with ruby highlights and a rocky khaki head that leaves some thick lacing. Nose involves some mild roasted notes, mild smoke, light chocolate, with a fresh earthy hoppiness to support. Nice balanced sweet and bitter flavors. Medium bodied, softer side of active carb, with a full roasted, smoky, dry and toasty finish. Enjoyable brew, surprisingly subtle, well put together, and tasty.
MrHangover (1157) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thnx to Stakem, Cheers!! Pours a very dark, almost black beer with a medium sized, beige head on top. Aroma is of chocolate, light smoke and roasted malts. Not like a typical smoked beer, much more subtle. Flavour is medium sweet, with touches of chocolate and vanilla. Light smokey, leathery finish. I really like the way how the smoke is being present in the background, making the body more full than a regular porter. Low abv, yet full flavoured and yet easy drinkable. Very nice beer!
Barreras (631) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep dark brown color with aroma of coffee. Taste is slightly smoked, with rich coffee flavor. The smoke flavor is slight but rich enough tocome through the entire beer. Iím not a fan of smoked beer but this one was enjoyable.
jmcgavin12 (201) - Madison, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black like chocolate with rich roasted notes of coffee and toffee. Lots of sweet bitter taste with a huge smokey finish. Overall an amazing beer
Cory (82) - , California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black in color, khaki head, smoke/coffee aroma, ash or burnt wood in taste and across the palate, with the ash feeling through the finish. Its a pretty well balanced experience with a dry Smokey feeling all the way through.
edgallow (1163) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt and coffee. Taste is malts, smoky and chocolate.
mikedevilsfan (78) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown porter with nice off white head. Smell is wonderful smokey malt on the nose with a roasty malts taste with a burnt finish. A true delight! 99
jmalecki05 (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2013 Moderate aggressive pour. Huge head of coffee/mocha brown. Very nice lacing. Jet black beer. Arome is full of light smoke notes and some malts and yeast. Smoke balances well with yeast and malt which is apparent on the finish of the nose. Moderate body on palate, but expected a bigger body for a porter. Hop character overpowers on mid sip. Also bitters overpower on the finish. Carbonation on tongue offers unplesant bitter character. Hints of malt and yeast on initial sip, but quickly replaced with bitter hop taste. Very little smoke character noticeable throughout the tasting. Also very slight smoke flavor essence near the finish. Wouldja - No.
solidfunk (1919) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light porter. Texture is watery with soft carbonation. Burnt malt in aroma, but itís pretty watered down. Pours dark brown with good head and lacing. Finishes a little bitter. On tap at Blue Monk.