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.
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.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark mahogany beer witha tan head. Definitely can smell the smokiness. Can taste burned malt with hints of bitter chocolate. Tastes less smokey than I anticipated. A solid porter but I felt liike it could have been better if it had more of a smokey flavor.
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice, with the smoke very much in the background. Really just enough to keep things interesting. Borderline stout, as it is pitch black and pretty smooth.
Not really a SMOKED porter, but a smoked PORTER. It does tie the room together though.
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maybe I am spoiled by other brews, but this was pretty disheartening. No smoked flavor to be had, very thin body and thinner flavor. Malt/toast flavor, hint of alcohol warmth, and then, gone..... Bah! Perhaps it didnít get a chance to fully warm, but I tried to give it a proper chance.
Sampled at Roziís Wine & Liquor, Stone Tasting Event, Lakewood, OH.
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice porter. The smoke is not huge anywhere. The nose is espresso and chocolate. Color is black is a light head. Taste is coffee, chocolate and hints of smoke. Palate is very smooth and full bodied.
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of flavor! This is not for the faint hearted. There is plenty of chocolate and coffee notes in the flavor and the head/aroma is a thing of beauty.
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2007 Split a 22 oz. bottle with friends. Head lasted a while. Good coffee/caramel flavor with underwhelming smoke. Smooth. Overall, Iím a big fan.