BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
silky smooth and sweet. barely moderate in body with flavors of chocolate and caramel. some hop of pine quality. some acrid smoke.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown pour with light off-white head. Nose is pretty strongly smokey. Flavors are actually more inclined towards the caramel/toffee/nut/roasted malt than smoke...but smoke becomes increasingly strong as the beer warms. As it approches room temperature, the smoke becomes overwhelming. Still I like the concept and enjoy the "liquid-smoky-link" effect.
Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour, smallish herad and decent lacing. Roasty, chocolatey porter like flavors with moderate smokey finish. Someight metallic lavors. Not terrible with the level of smokiness, but just an okay beer underneath. Nice creamy mouthfeel.
boxofrane (1670) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Victory. Pours black with medium head. Smells of smoke and more smoke. Taste is the same.. And thick. I’m a fan of smoked beers and this is a goods one.
BrewBoxer (1523) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ blind tiger. Pours a dark brown color with no head. Smells of tobacco and nurnt bacon shavings, but not strongly. Taste is slightly carbonated with a smokey after taste. Not bad, not great. Oh well, i tried it
Leafs93 (1503) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is roasty, smokey, oats and coffee. Taste is seeet with the smoke providing a layer of bitterness. Light mouthfeel with decent carbonation for a porter. Very enjoyable.
GMCC2181 (1479) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler via the brewpub.. Light brown in color that lets light through... poured aggresive so it had a big head. Aroma of of sweet malts, light campfire smoke, breakfast meats. Taste is nice a rauch...Well balanced sweet maltiness with a campfire smokiness... little break fast meat taste. Followed by a chewy oat flavor. Body is on the lighter side, very drinkable...(good session beer) Good amount of carbonation... Thanks to Scott for picking up the growler.
Jesterdeal (1466) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of sweet smoke and coffee. Not quite "meat" but close. Pours deep brown with tan lacing. Tastes of smokey coffee with some tobacco and dark fruit undertones. Very tasty smoked porter.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m sorry to be the first one to rate this. I liked it, but I did not love it. Nice nose from the smoke and the dark roasted grains. Nice creamy mouth feel from the oats. Good brown color, good lacing from the oats. I wish I could be more enthusiastic ... this week was my day at Victory drinking all of the new beers that I don’t think we need. I’ve had wonderful weeks drinking innovative things from Victory ... but not this time.
baraciisch (1263) - USA - JUL 7, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gentle smokey aroma from rauch malts... Flavor is not exciting, kind of watered down, wouldn’t know it was a porter if you tasted it blind, smokey flavor I would say is appropriate, but not much of a roasted malt backbone... Disappointment.