JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from tytoanderso, thanks!!
I really enjoyed this beer and think it’s great. Wonderful smokey nose followed up by an expertly brewed, well balanced beer, where the smokiness is complemented beautifully by other flavors
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from tytoanderso - thanks! Pours a brown black with not much head. Aroma is sesame, oak, coffee and smoke. Has a nice smoked pine/oak aroma and nose. Not overkill, and not too little. Finishes clean. Flavor is lightly sweet, but not too sweet at all.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body with not much head.Oak,chocolate,marsh mellows,and a small hop finish is what i pick up in the nose.In the flavor i grab smoke,oak,and hops.Very nicely done.
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared by iowaherkeye. Nose of prunes, light smoke, and light sweetness with a hint of vanilla. Clear dark cherry brown with a few bubbles. Flavor is very light bitterness, smaoke, and a bit of vanilla.
StefanSD (2381) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from ncmussell. Thanks. Pours an opaque black-brown color with a small tan head that immediately disappears. The aroma is light with smoke, cola and earthy hops. The flavor is mellow smoke, oak, earthy hops, coffee, tar and a touch of licorice. The palate is full and smooth. The finish is long and dry. Overall: A very mellow smoked beer, much enjoyed.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle poured into small pub glass. Pours a dark brown almost black in color with a moderate white head. Aroma of smoked malts. Medium carbonation with smooth mouthfeel. Taste of roastiness/smokiness however not overwhelming like other smoked ales, nicely balanced. Great showing by Surly
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Atomic Coffee, Moorhead, MN. Jet black, roasted malt and smoked sausage aroma. Very nice carbonation level, velvety with a building bitterness. Long finish, smoke and sweet mingling with a nice alcohol burn.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to nbutler! Dark brown pour, nice tan head. Light bacon, chocolate, roasted malt, prunes and some toffee in the aroma. Flavor has some smoke, but not overly insane amount. Good chocolate and roasted malt too. Very well done beer. One of my favorite smoked beers to date.
portableparty (2292) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle to my favorite glass. Pour is a black brown with a quick tight tan head that dissipates to nothing on top. Scents of chocolate cake coffee molasses and some smokey wood. Flavor is full of smokey wood chocolate coffee and sweet tobacco which finishes spicy dry. This is a very flavorful porter, surly really takes there time with theses limited runs. Two thumbs up!
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting that the bottle reads Lager while the description on the site says Porter...
pours black with a quick thin tan head.
aroma is soft chocolate some woody smoke, coffee and roasty malt.
flavour is nice roasted malt, some coffee and nutiness. smoke is woody and pretty light at first but comes on a bit as it warms up.