Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Very nice smoked porter. I would be very happy if a local brwer here in Colorado would make something like this that I could buy easily or find on tap at a restaurant. If you like smoked porter, you will like this one. Tell them Ringo sent you. NOTE - there is a beer here called Thunderhead Strong Porter. I don't know if that is the same beer, but I spoke with a brewery rep at the GABF and the beer was clearly labelled "smoked porter."
That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of a flight at the taproom. Pitch black with a tan head. Smoked to all hell. The gentleman next to me said it was like licking a grill. I wouldn’t go that far. A little too smoked for my taste, but still drinkable. It’s aight.
Ungstrup (27689) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[At GABF 2004] A black beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet and very roasty. The flavor is smoked with notes of rope and and a dry end.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewpub. Black with good head...very smokey with some bandaid in the aroma. SMoke dominates this beer, but I still found it enjoyable enough to put down 2 pints fo it. Not one of the most refined smoked beers I’ve had, but still enjoyable.
3fourths (7530) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 Ashtray, body odor, burning brake pads, burning vegetable compost, burning plastic. Yummy yum yum.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Stopped by the brewpub on our way to GABF 2004 and tried this. Dark black/ruby red with no head. Very smoky, burnt aroma, more burnt and ashy than other smoked beers I’ve tried in the past. Porter malt profile is very hidden underneath this "ashiness". Nice velvety mouthfeel.