run20six2 (119) - USA - AUG 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good tasting beer. Very dark yet not a noticable taste of alcohol. Not too much aftertaste, but plenty of flavor.
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
POW! ZING! KAP! Smooth and smoky like a musty old jazz club. Yeah, cats! On tap at BURP CASTLE!!!
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep pitch black with a 1 finger high country eggshell colored head. The smell is that of dark malts, chocolate, brown sugar, and a hint of hickory smoke. The taste is heavy on the malts, light on the smoke...pretty much light on everything that isn’t chocolatey or malty...there’s really no smokey quality that I can taste. Finish isn’t overwhelming...maybe a bit underwhelming...but it does pair well with the barbequed chicken in front of me.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly smokey aroma, as you would expect. Deep brown appearance, with a lacy tan head. Flavor of chocolates and hints of smoke. Smoke seems less prevelant than when I had this in the past. Very good flavor. Malty and smooth with just a slightly smokey aftertaste. One of my favorite porters.
DuffLover (118) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sweet aroma of malt and smoke. Appearance is black with a good tan head. Taste is smoky, chocolate and sweet with a pleasant sweet aftertaste. Palate is moderately thick and coating with noticeable carbination. Overall an excellent porter.
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. into pint. Pours a deep, dark brown with a light, tanish head. Smells of chocolate and malts. Taste is at first sweet with a hint of caramel, and finishes with a bit of smoked flavor. Very rich, smooth mouthfeel from start to finish. Will drink again!
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like motor oil with a heavy tan head. Aroma consists of chocolate, coffee, and smoked nuts. The smoke is subtle enough to make this one of the best porters around.
MattyKakes (117) - Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This porter has a bitter burnt aroma with a smoked malt flavor, accompanied by small bursts of hops. The color is dark brownish black and has excellent lacing.
Kuzo (116) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with reddish hues. Lots of lacing on the glass. Smells like roasted malts and smoked wood. Taste is a solid porter base with quite a bit of smoke. Some sweet malts and dark roasted coffee with hints of chocolate. A pleasant hop bitterness on the finish. Light/medium bodied with good carbonation. Much lighter than I expected. Overall this was an enjoyable porter. This would have been a great beer to enjoy with a nice cigar.
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very interesting beer. A lot of malty character - coffee and chocolate. The smokiness is so subtle that it almost tastes like a rich porter bring drunk by a campfire. Finishes bittery-smooth...and very warm.