ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stuff smells rich. Toffee and coffee, nice carbonation on the intake, a little dry and sweet, it sticks with you. A real great beer.
warriorx99 (85) - USA - APR 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. This porter pours black with a large fizzy light-brown head. The aroma is malty with only a slight hint of roast and chocolate. It’s heavy and the taste is dominated by a dry roasty coffee flavor.
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good Solid Porter. Dark brown with good head. Roasted arouma with coffee hints. Same goes for flavor. Great mouth feel( on the lighter side) All in all a fine example of style, well balanced.
bigred22 (84) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Silky Smooth and very drinkable. The aroma is not to good on this one, I have to say that is the only downfall. Black body, with white head with a smooth mouth feel.
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-22oz into pint glass: Pours a dark brown-black color; Tan frothy head, Medium creamy body. Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & light chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee, chocolate and some dark fruit; Hints of smoke; not overdone, Nicely balanced; Overall good porter.
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.
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect smoke porter, great thing is that this porter does not have the mesquite phenolics most smoke brews do. Great smoky roast aroma, nice body but nit stout like, clean clean finish. Great beer.
whitehotg8 (82) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a lot to appreciate in this nicely priced Porter. Great earthy aromatics on the nose and the first sip was instantly smokey with big mouth-feel but, not sticky. Finish is still malt-forward with a nod to some mild hop dryness. Great iteration of the style!
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.