madmitch76 (13013) - , 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.
cgarvieuk (12775) - 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
yngwie (12515) - 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
Theis (12484) - 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 řlsymposium. 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 (12457) - 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.
bu11zeye (11760) - 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 (11731) - 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.
Oakes (11408) - 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.
argo0 (11165) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap -pours a rich tan head and black color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, peat, some dark fruit. Taste is sweet dark malt-chocolate, peat/smoky, some dark fruit, earthy hops. Nicely done, not my style. Occasional.