DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber, $5 @ Lemon Tree. Robust. Yep, that’s about the way to describe it. Pours a big, robust deep brown with a big slightly tan head. Nice peat smokiness up front in the nose, and it segues right into the taste. Malts show in a little later; a nice coffee roast that’s still wedged in behind the smoke. Some malt stickiness starts to build on my lip. Taste is nice and rich, but it makes clear the alcohol is no stronger than any mass beer. Nice to sit with at the end of the day, with some sausage or an ice cream dessert. I tried it with a PB&J as suggested on the bottle. That works too, but I wouldn’t serve that at a beer pairing.
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Black pour with off white head. Slight smoke, chocolate, dark fruits, coffee. Roasty and creamy, nice.
Bahumat (132) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overhopped, bitter, somewhat rancid. I’m wondering if I got a bad bottle, because I cannot fathom how this beer is enjoying such a high overall rating on Ratebeer.
Yuck. Almost a pour-out. Tastes like someone dropped a cigarette butt in a bottle of Big Rock Traditional Ale.
basaywhat (76) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark pour with a light beige head. Smoky aroma with coffee and chocolate. Roasted bitter hoppy taste with coffee finish.
PhilJackson80 (461) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 4/4/15. Bottle courtesy of Espo. This had a pretty mild smoked element to it & was pretty well balanced with the chocolate & Mike bitterness. Pretty nice overall.
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furthur (332) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, finally getting a chance at this. We get most of the flavored varieties here, but never the plain?! Anyway, deep brown beer, decent almond colored head, good lacing. Aroma dried plum, coffe, smoke, toasted barley. Taste is toasted barley, faint fruit, coffee. Palate a bit light, carbonation a bit sharp, for style. I like the hops at the finish, this is almost dry.
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite porters, don’t really drink many porters these days, this would be right on top of my list..
Cool_Bond (1848) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Incredible deal and wonderful aroma and taste of coffee and chocolate. Good and quite as heavy bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the mouth for a long while. Exquisite beer and enjoyable. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Rob_D_UK (1165) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a tanned head. Sweet malt aroma with notes of smoke. Smokey taste.
RumRunner101 (858) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with tan head. Aromas of smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, spruce. Well balanced between smoke, roasted malts, and a sprucey bitter finish. Good.
Zymurgeist2 (1204) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle to tulip. Aroma of restrained chocolate and coffee. Moderate cedar. Pours brown with ruby highlights. Light brown head sustains around the outside with large bubbles. Very limited lacing. Taste is moderate high peaty, which predominates over the other flavors. Moderate low biscuit, and slight semi-sweet chocolate. Moderate high bitterness.