RunDocRun (2) - - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - Body is very dark brown, but I am able to see through it when held to the light. A 1/2 finger of off-white foam forms, but fades to a ring around the glass quite quickly. Bubbles float lazily to the top, making this look like a more viscous beer.
Aroma - Smoke is not really a major player in the nose. There are toasted malt and chocolate notes as well as a touch of sharper burnt grains--possibly the smoke coming through.
T - Mildly sweet and sharp dark toasted malts up front. I get a sense of the richer chocolate and caramel malt body as well as the smokiness through the middle. Finish has a sharp bitterness from the hops/roasted grain.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with good carbonation. Finish is quite clean and leaves only a residual bitterness, but no sticky sugars.
olliejobbins (955) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. pours a rather dark brownish black with thin, firm tanned head. aroma is dark malts, coffee, cocoa and dark fruits but no smoke. taste is smooth bitter cocoa and coffee with a malty finish. alas, no smoke either but still, a great porter.
pintbypint (2706) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml brown bottle. Medium amber colour, clear. Beige foam, creamy bead. Good lacing. Aromas of chocolate and light smoke. Roasty dark malt and coffee flavour with late entering smoke underneath, nice bitter malts in the finish. Body is a bit thin. Tasty.
mavericks0619 (46) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t know if I got a bad batch or if my taste buds are a little flat today, but i remember this beer being more complex and more smokey the last time I had it. it tastes really bland for a stone beer. the smokiness is muted and it tastes a little watery. it’s still a good beer though with good chocolate and coffee notes
daniele (5792) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap piuttosto scura lievi note maltate legno un tocco affumicato discreto corpo amaro medio buona beva affumicato finale
alkolord (111) - - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vom Fass, Schwarz im Glas, extreme Röstaromen in der Nase, frisch im Antrunk, die Röstaromen kommen wieder im Abgang. Hatte ein viel schwereres Bier erwartet, gut trinkbar
Obfuscate (105) - Minneapolis, - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark amber color, pleasant smell but nothing overwhelming. Taste is more mild and drinkable than I expected. If you’re looking for a Porter this is a good one.
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep dark mahogany color with dark ruby highlights around the edges, topped by a super thick and creamy tan head that sustains and leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is roasted, dark malts, some dry cocoa powder, slight char, some leafy, ashy, and dry hop character. Taste is roasted, nearly burnt malts, dry, light cocoa, bitter slightly sweet coffee beans, and herbal hops. The smoke shows up in the finish and is more noticeable as the beer warms. Smooth medium body with moderate carbonation.
Criz (129) - - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pint on tap, dark brown with creamy tan head that sticks to the glass. Smoked notes of peat, roasted coffee, and earthy. Long dry finish.
maltman53 (386) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours coffee-black w/a persistent tan head. Faint roast aroma, medium-bodied chocolate/coffee palate, ending with a roasty finish. Overall, a great porter at an even greater price.
Muggus69 (1273) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle Enjoy by 11/22/14
Deep, near-opaque, ruby body, holds a small but tight beige head.
Moderately intense aroma; roasted malt, charcoal smokiness, some dark chocolate & citrus hop character.
Medium bodied, smooth creamy body, moderate carbonation.
Roasted character continues on the body - burnt nutty, malty, charcoal, with light charred woody smoke, cocoa & dark chocolate, good measure of grassy, floral, citrus hop. Moderate bitterness, drying on the finish.
Pretty good. Not overly smokey, decently made porter.