cgarvieuk (12271) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2010 Bottle at home ... From Beer of Europe ... deep brown red .. thin tan head ... milky roast malt ... very soft ... creamy light smokey malts ... little chocolate .. little toffee ... just a touch too much sweet milk sugers that take the edge off this one .?. bottle muu ... little over fizzy ... dark brown... thin light tan head ... light roast liitle chocolate malt nose ... nice soft roast 3.6
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Lovely rich fruity porter. Chocolately, mellow mellow smoke. All very well joined up in to quite a sumptuous porter.
Theis (12162) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at NB - Porter/stout ølsymposium. Black - big brown fluffy head. Light smoked, licorice, roasted, light metalliic, bread. Very mild. Would go nicely to a piece ofryebread with smoked-sausage.
harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. Very deep ruby. Lasting beige head. Rather a good choccy porter, peppery hop finish, not huge smoke. Some ashtray. Sweetish toffee and choc. Pretty good.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Bottle, 22oz. Pours a very dark brown, with a rather small beige to tan head. Chocolate, a little smoked note, cocoa and coffee in the aroma. The flavor has chocolate, roasted malt, some smoke, and a nice, hoppy bitterness. Full body. Long, roasted finish with chocolate, nice fruityness and a pleasant bitterness. A nice smoked porter, could wish for more smoked though. 6-4-7-4-14-3.5. 071228
Bottle, 22oz, at Cardinal. A clear, dark brown beer with a beige head. Roasted nose with chocolate and some smoke. Would have liked more smoke though. There’s only notes of smoke in the flavor too, chocolate and coffee, roasted malts that is, dominating, and a fine bitterness showing up in the back. The bitterness finishes off the beer in a nice way too. Full-bodied. A fine beer that probably would benefit from more smoke, but that’s just me maybe. 090728
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a thick tan head. I typically do not care much for smoked beers, but this one had great character and flavor.
TBone (11379) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost opaque black, not much head. Smoked malty nose. Malty, roasted flavor, American hops. Long roasted aftertaste.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn this is a good beer! Coffee and chocolate aroma is very appealing. The taste is a combination of both those flavors, together with a hint of smokiness and medium bitterness. The result is something sublime. Relatively small head atop a black body. Incidentally, I would classify this beer as a robust porter, as the smokiness is not a major player in the flavor.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2000
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolatey, dry, with good complexity and balance, but only a touch of smoke.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Date: September 02, 2000
Source: Norm’s, DC
Appearance: dark with ruby highlights, thin tan head
Aroma: light smoked malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, just a hint of smoky peat, smooth body character, slight bitter finish
Date: April 06, 2005
Score: iii to ii
rich roasted flavor with lots of bitterness, great chocolate character, light bitter finish, just a hint of smoke on the exhale
Date: December 29, 2008
Source: highlands grill
Score: 2.7 to 3.1
Appearance: black with ruby edges, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: chocolate aroma with a nice earthyness and just a hint of smokyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate malt flavor, light roasted, touch of earthy peat belnded with earthy hops, bitter dark chocolate shows up as it warms
Date: October 07, 2010
Appearance: clear dark brown, creamy beige head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, caramel sweetness, hint of smoke
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, nice earthyness along with a light smokeyness
Date: February 26, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
drier and smokier, dry earthy chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4