Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Firkin at My Place. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, some light smoky undertones. Taste is of roasted malt. Very easy drinking.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned handpump Craft Beer Co EC1 London 30/04/13. A black beer with an off-white bubbly head. An excellent smoked porter. Super smoke and lovely chocolatey roast. perfectly balanced and totally spot on for drinkability. Just my type of beer.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a light brown head. Rich malt aroma. Smoke and dark malt flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Smoke and dark malts linger with light caramel.
mcberko (6697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Bishop Arms Folkungagatan, pours a deep dal brown with and a small tan head. Aroma of dark toasted malt, tar, some smoked malt, and rubber. Flavour brings out smoke and bacon upfront, and with moderate toasted malt. Quite smoky for a porter, which characterizes the flavour profile in this one. Fairly drinkable, but a little too smoky for my palate. Decent.
phaleslu (6607) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared some of Lucas’ pour at Local Option. He rolled the dice on this one and didn’t really dig it. I thought it was fine. Pours a deep, mostly opaque brown color with a modest beige head. Good amount of smoked malts and herbs and earthy notes (rosemary? spruce?), as well as some spice. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation. Kind of reminded me of Urban Chestnut Old Tjikko. Strange beer.
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Trappist. Pours near black with a rich tan head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied smoked malt flavor with some anise and a dry finish.
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured pitch black with a light tan head. Nice lacing. Nose had charred wood and malts with some roast. Low bitterness, mild mouthfeel. Smokey tones with fresh cut wood and roasted malts. Some sweetness and cookie dough, but balanced. Little bit more smoke in the finish.
ben4321 (4019) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Ginger Man, 4/12/13
Aroma: The aroma is a nice mix of roasted and smoked malts, with some fruity notes as well
Appearance: It pours a brown-black color with a brown head and some fairly heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor is much the same as the nose component-wise, but a tinge better in my opinion
Palate: The body is medium-full, with a soft carbonation, and a creamy and smooth mouthfeel
I thought that this one was a very nice Smoked Porter. It has a very nice mix of the roasted and smokey flavors. The smoke is present, but certainly not overpowering. I didn’t find much to complain about here.
omhper (19657) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Black with small beige head. Aroma of aniseed, coffee and slight smoke. Light-medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Coffee, grains, licorice and slight coal stove smoke with notes of jalapeno. Light salty bitterness.
Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pours black-brown with a foamy, beige head. Big dark malt nose, faint roast. Nice flavor, medium sweet with dark malts, burnt grass, some minerals, some dark chocolate, a bit of earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat dry and minerally to finish, with light roast, faint smoke, burnt grass and a bit of milk cocoa. Not bad overall.