RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, chris_o shindig. Dark ruby with some hints of brown, large tan head. Espresso and dark chocolate nose, much the same in mouth. Some hints of burnt charcoal. Lasts sweet on the palate. Alright.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a decent porter but you really have to look for the smoke. This beer is classified as a "porter’ not a "smoked", so I think the name is just downright confusing. All in all though, like I said, it’s a nice porter.
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 22oz. to glass at dinner in Williamsburg. Almost black brown with medium bodied head. Smell of chocolate, coffee, and malt. Same taste but a smoked finish. expecting more but not bad.
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2008 I used to like this beer a lot more. I think the production was kicked up to pay for the $13M Bistro & Gardens so they had to take a lot less time and care with their flagship beers. This is one casualty.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light smoked aroma and dark body. Roasted malt body with faint smoke undertone. Light body.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep brown, almost black color, medium tan head, nice lacing. aroma of mild smoke, malt, coffee. flavor of unsweetened coffee, chocolate. full-bodied, with a lingering bitterenss, and finally leaving a sweet note in the finish.
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oct. 2007 - Dark pour, one finger head, little lacing. Little aroma. The flavor was a mix of fruit and roast with faint chocolate. The smokiness also comes out, but not overpowering. Thick smooth mouthfeel coats the tongue. Good beer, but not fantastic.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a interesting porter...smoke is not overpowering at all.....very nice! good malt backbone..and great balancing of hops
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The malts and hops are both delicate and light. Taste of light body coffee with a touch of a smoked chocolate. This is much milder in taste than in aroma. Would work in harmony with grilled fish. Enjoyed from a snifter.
brokephibroke (310) - Mead, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown red pour with a large tannish thick head. Smoke and metalic nose. Taste of smoke and coffee, quite light in palate.