adamhorror (84) - USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is black with a small off white head. No translucency to background light. Aroma is slight smoke beyond a toffee, caramel, and coffee notes with a deep roasted malt. There is a slight yeast scent and sourdough scent. Taste is mildly smoky behind toffee, chocolate and coffee flavors. Also a slight bread or biscuit flavor comes through. Palate is medium but not watery with a slight fizz of carbonation on the tongue.
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kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The malts and hops are both delicate and light. Taste of light body coffee with a touch of a smoked chocolate. This is much milder in taste than in aroma. Would work in harmony with grilled fish. Enjoyed from a snifter.
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Easily the meh-est smoked anything Iíve tasted. Very boring aroma, and only slightly smoky. Flavor was barely smoky at all. Hopefully got a poor one, and spent way too much on it : (
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Overall one of the best porters. Smooth, wonderful flavor and aroma. Rich and dark.
viet959 (81) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Smoke, oak, malt.
Appearance: Dark opaque color, medium head fades to thin layer w/ decent lacing.
Taste: smokey, coffee malt, chocolate, touch of hoppyness
Palate: medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, lightly dry.
Overall: This is a really good beer, my favorite porter thus far. I love the smokeyness and balance of this beer. At $3.99 itís an awesome value!
Danny1217 (81) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The most obvious element of this beer is its smoky flavor and aroma, which is right up front and in your face. If your palate can handle the extreme smokiness, then youíre in for a treat. This is the beer exemplifies its style. Delicious.
jobrewmeister (81) - - MAR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark color. There was a rather small head. The smell was of nice roasted malts. The taste is a mixture of mocha and smoke. Nice smooth mouthfeel.
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
smoke is just right, setting off the delicious roasted chocolate flavors that dominate this beer.
left_bank (80) - 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.
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with an off-white head, almost identical to the picture. Wonderful crisp taste despite being such a dark beer. I can definitely taste hints of chocolate and cafe flavors. Slight burnt taste that complements the subtle overtones. Smooth brew...def. a good job by stone. At only 2.99 for 1.6 pints at trader joeís, itís a beer worth trying.