MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark brown color with a thick tan head and outstanding lace.
Aroma of dark malt and chocolate with a very pleasant taste of malt, chocolate and coffee that leaves the palate with a slight hop bitterness.
Overall a very pleasant Porter.
twistedviews (75) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is one damn good porter, probably the best one i’ve had in a long time, although it has been a while since ive had a porter... smoked malt, chocholate and coffee taste, dark and very rich. really good.....
ipamonger (74) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark ruby, with a thick, light tan head that stays. Aroma of malt, floral hops, very gentle smoke. Taste is bitter over sweet, drawing out the malt. Getting dark chocolate, bit of coffee. Gentle bitter finish. Nice porter, for sure.
Smallprint (74) - - JUN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013 Poured from a 660ml bottle, very dark, black in the centre with mahogany edges. Couldn’t get much in aroma, some smokiness and coffee. Wonderful taste, a fantastic balance of malt, chocolate, coffee and a hint of smoke. Great mouthfeel, medium bodied, smooth with a bitter finish. An excellent porter, would definitely recommend.
left_bank (74) - JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a light/creamy smoked porter.
might not be "as smoked" as what you would get in Bamberg,but i have no complaints.
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark ruby with nice amount of off white head. Smells smokey with hints of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. The taste was really good. Vanilla upfront with peat smoke not dominating the whole beer. At the end chocolate, coffee, and some hops come through to balance everything out! Pretty light palate. One of my favorite porters I tried so far!
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Bean (73) - Saint-Eustache, Québec, - SEP 7, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent Porter américain. Sans être trop porter ni trop américain nous pouvons goûter les multiples saveurs. Le caramel, le fûmé, l’agrume-houblon et le malt chocolat. Bu tiède, les saveurs ressortent davantage et la soirée n’est que plus agréable.
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have to say that I think this beer is one of the easiest-to-drink beers I’ve ever had. Mild but noticable tones of smoke, chocolate, and vanilla with a fine creamy texture. A lovely smooth texture. The more I have this beer the more I love it!
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark amber almost black, love the smokey aroma. Woody, chocolate and roasted wheat flavors, the smoke does not overpower.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet fairly mild aroma. Frothy/creamy tan head and dark brown color. Medium-heavy body. Somewhat dry smoky/burnt flavor with a tiny bite.