fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Good beer, tried it with a PB & J as suggested on the bottle, nice compliment. Smoke flavor was more pronounced to me than the bottle and some other ratings suggest. Quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries.
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really enjoyed this (more-so after it got a bit warmer). Pour damn near black.
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 pours deep dark brown with a slight head that looks almost creamy. stays lacy throughout. I Don’t get an overwhelming smokiness like the name would suggest... at least not like you’d find in a Paradox (Brew Dog). Great, solid brew. This beer improves greatly with warming, finding a nice balance.
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich mahogany with a foamy tan head and great lacing. A smoky chocolate aroma, lots of smoke in the flavor, a bit acrid at first, but layers develop as you drink it, coffee and chocolate dominant. Great creamy mouth. Excellent and complex brew.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great color and aroma, off in a little in the flavor, maybe more coffee taste would be appropriate
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
at first i was a bit intimidated... but it was really good... very dark with white head, and smells of chocolate and coffee.
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown, thin mocha coloured head. Aroma: light wood smoke, cocoa, roasted malts. Taste: wood/bbq smoke, dark chocolate, bitter espresso, American hops, slighty woody. Finishes dry and bitter, with a hint of cigrarette smoke. Slightly watery palate, medium carbonation. Balanced and flavourful.
DKTN (110) - Mc Donald, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22 oz. Pours black with a tan head. Smoky and roasty malt aroma with sweet dark fruit notes. The palate is met with sweet malt, then hops for a slightly bitter finish. I would have enjoyed some more smokiness, but it’s still good.
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown color with tanish head. Chocolatey coffee aroma, taste was smokey coffee and sweet chocolate. Very smooth.
n49921 (108) - USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice dark color, with a small tan head. Nice lacing, though. Aroma is smoke with a bit of malt. Taste is a smooth smoke flavor. Finishes smooth. A very nice porter, smooth yet with a bit of smoke bite.