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.
basaywhat (80) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark pour with a light beige head. Smoky aroma with coffee and chocolate. Roasted bitter hoppy taste with coffee finish.
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.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It poured smooth and dark with a grand volume of light brown head. The head subsided and left a half inch nestled on the top of this rich, dark beer. The aroma entwined smoked malts, coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Flavors of coffee and malt are abundant. The smoke taste is subtle but noticeable. Chocolate comes on as an aftertaste. Very nice.
joesf35 (78) - Margate, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly out of style, picking up roasted barley in the mouth and nose. High bitterness and roasted malt levels comparable to a stout. Aroma is awesome. Slight smokiness in the nose and more in the taste, you have to fill your mouth with it to really enjoy the smokiness. Overall it is a good beer but not living up to its current rating in the 98th percentile. Warm with a cigar and this beer is even better.