adnielsen (9134) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap at Old Chicago’s in Denver, Colorado. Pours a deep black appearance with a fairly decent foamy brown head. Good roasty, charred BBQ flavor. Nice and smooth and a bit creamy like a porter, just awhile lot more flavor. Very easy drinking so it could appeal to people that tend to avoid smoked beers.
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost pitch black pour with a foamy light brown head. Aromas are light chocolate and toasted malts. Flavor is very smooth and a bit creamy. Roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee. This actually reminds me of a a beer in the realm of a dry stout. Nice beer.
Theydon_Bois (8759) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On the train from Hereford to Inverness, bottle from BOE, 18/10/13.
Faded black with a good sized light tan frothed up head.
Nose is a little soapy, dark fruits, light smoke, hint medicinal.
Taste comprises tangy dark fruits, dark malts, subtle smokey tones, faint soap.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with a litte roastyness.
Passable but I expected a bit more from this one.
maeib (8729) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - Chris O shindig 2007 - A black beer with an off-white head. The aroma has hops and fruity malts but no smoke. The taste is very American hop and malt big bang. Good fruits and very drinkable but not sure I picked up smoked notes or porter notes.
Sammy (8679) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth for a smoked porter, drinks real easy. Initial big head that dissipitates. Understated smoke in aroma. Deep rich chocolate malt, roast flavour taste. Well malted and not overhopped. Satisfying medium to full mouthfeel. Good porter. On tap at Pizza Plant Transit.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is chocolate and very light smoke and roast. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, coffee, tea and very faint tobacco-ish smoky notes. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (8491) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose of heavily roasted malts and smoke. Taste of burnt coffee grinds, smoke and heavily roasted malts.
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark bronw beer, faint ruby colour with a thick tan head. Light beechwood smokiness underlies a bittersweet chocolate aroma. Toasted malts are also apparent. Flavour is smokier than the aroma, a bit of chocolate malt, light sweetness in the middle with a long toasty and bitter finish. There is also a touch of hoppy aroma as well. A nice beer.
GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 Pint bottle. Pours a pitch black with a small, creamy tan head. Initial taste is almost like pure cream or half&half. Pretty awesome lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, water. Palate is moderate and smooth. Tastes are dark fruits, milk chocolate, cream, buttery toast, a hint of roasted malt, but I am missing the smoky parts. Aftertaste is quick and then disappears. Well balanced. Much better warm. A drinkable, smooth porter but not a knock-out.
Benzai (8395) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Pitch black, opaque color with a nice off-white head. Smell malts, smoke, coffee and chocolate. Taste some bitter, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Nice carbonation, medium body.