punkska101 (806) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.10.23 sampled @ pub A: smoky, toffee, caramel App: black minmal brown head. T/P: full body finish is sweet and average long. O : Very nice .
patrick767 (3407) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at the brewpub - Pours very dark brown with a long lasting tan head. It has a roast coffee aroma. The flavor is smoky and roasty with good coffee notes. It’s medium bodied with a smoky finish. I thought this brew was very similar to the Mick’s Irish Stout but seemed to have more body.
Lagerbear (3) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 30, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really nice porter, strong smokiness that starts in the nose and continues all the way to the last sip. Light smooth body that fits really well with the style and makes it a real drinkable beer.
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Vermont brewpub. Sampler
Appearance : Pitch black.
Aroma : Nice bacon with roasted malt. Nice smoke.
Taste : Roasted malt and bacon. Light caramel and light butterscotch. Finish sweet roasted malt and smoke.
Overall : Nice smoke beer. More on the "bacon" side of the smoke spectrum than on the "ham" side. Nice smoke profile, nice roasted malt. I think it would have been better without the butterscotch notes.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brewpub. Pours a nice very dark near black with a thin lasting head. Aroma is good smoked wood- maybe hickory or maple, earthy, nutty chocolate, toast, light burnt notes, some campfire. Flavor is toast, chocolate malts, nuts, wood, earth, mostly clean smoke, meaty, and as it warms there is a hint of fruitiness like raspberry. Pretty good.
williamstome (756) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Sweet smoky hickory smell. Flavor is roasty, with smoke in the finish, and maybe a hint of tart dark fruit. Watery mouthfeel.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown to black with a medium sized lightly tanned beige head. Really nice smoke up front, hints of roast and malt behind it. Medium bodied, light coffee and roast with touches of plums before the smoke takes over. Lots of smoke, following through to a long campfire finish. Nicely done.
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Draft @ Vermont Pub & Brewery] Opaque black with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of applewood smoked malts, campfire, roast, cocoa, and burnt wood. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, roast, smoked malts, some dark fruits, and light alcohol in the finish.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Black with almost no head. Aroma is earthy with wood smoke, bacon and chocolate. Flavors of toast, wood smoke, apple, maple, and chocolate. Thin body with almost no carbonation and watery mouthfeel. Interesting but not very drinkable.
jmm635 (831) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2008
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
A very interesting beer.... poured very, very dark with a creamy tan head. Smelled like chocolate and coffee with a strong smokey aroma. This was a very appealing beer that got high ratings for aroma and appearance. From there things go downhill. It was thick and syrupy and I was disgusted by the over the top smokey taste.