awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark pour with a ruby red tinge and a medium roasted tan head. Big, dark chocolatey aroma with a hint of pepperminty coffee. Light, almost creamy texture with a lot of roasted malts and just a hint of smokiness. Surprisingly thin and easy drinking. The smoky elements are most noticable on the final smack, which brings back horrible memories of Marlboro Lights. Flavors are initially tasty, but not complex enough to warrant outstanding scores from me, and the finish is kind of killer. There isnít much more than the commercial description reveals.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours black and muddy good light brown head. Aroma is lightly toasted malts, moderate pine and grapefruit esters. Flavor is moderatly bitter which seems out of character for this style, ends with a long bitter finish. Light to medium bodied mouth feel was dissapointing, watery and lively carbonates. Too hoppy and fizzy for style, Grapefruit hoppiness a bit much.
BREWMUSKCLES (2402) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2007 medium flavor and body. typical porter carbonation. iíve had better porters and didínt try too hard. itís a porter and itís fairly good... so what?!
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
10-16-07 bottle. Ink black with great head and lacing. Smells of smoked ham and jerky - not as strong as some smoked beers - but is there nonetheless. I have trouble with liquids that smell or taste like meat - call me crazy. Overly smoked taste for my liking. However, the mouthfeel is great. Maybe someday I will be able to appreciate that smoked smell and taste - but today is just not that day.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not that great. Surprisingly light bodied and weak. Some sweetness and smoke to it. Roasted malt flavor as well. Watery, sweet finish.
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Very dark brown almost black pour with a nice thick off white head that went thin after sitting for a minute. First scent is of liquid smoke and a dark chocolate. Similar in taste as well.
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Easily the meh-est smoked anything Iíve tasted. Very boring aroma, and only slightly smoky. Flavor was barely smoky at all. Hopefully got a poor one, and spent way too much on it : (
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overall a nice smokey flavor not too overpowering. A little weak on the palate kind of watery. If you like bbq you will love this beer. Enjoy with food cause it needs some bread or crackers.
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this in the past and seem to recall enjoying it more, not sure quite why. As advertised, itís chocolaty and slightly smoky. Seems to have a thick, sticky mouthfeel and is a bit weak. (Of course, my palate has already been violated by a Ruination, so that might be affecting my rating.)
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle from Powers Liquor Mart in Colorado Springs). Pours a black color. Medium size tan head. Light smoky aroma. Malty and smoky flavor. Avg duration. Slightly astringent finish. Watery texture. Fair lacing. Moderate carbonation.