psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice roasted malt aroma with a touch of hops. Smooth smokey malt flavor a first taste followed by some bitterness. Good combination of flavors leads to an above average porter.
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has mild smoke...slightly medicinal...lightly roasty. Flavor is smoky...a bit if a band aid note...mild roastiness. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a smoky/medicinal finish.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really enjoyed this one. Victory calls it a Hybrid Porter. BA calls it’s a Smoked Beer. Whatever it is, it’s a really nice session beer. A good mix of coffee and smokey flavors. Ends with a small hop finish. Nicely carbonated and just goes down nice.
boxofrane (1847) - 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.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Dark brown pour with an averaged sized off white head. Smoky, some meatiness, caramel and some earth. Chocolate as well.
Lightrider (243) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler @ Victory, dark brown with a light gray head. Very strong malt flavor with a smoky taste. Strong finish.
Leafs93 (1582) - 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 (1490) - 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 (1581) - 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.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Barcade Jersey CIty. Dark coloured, little head. Above average mouthfeel, a treat for a cask. Good amount of smoke. Good drinkability.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared thanks to Dmac. Pours out a rootbeer color with a small white head. Aroma is smoke, meat and earth with some light sweetness. Taste is of meaty smoke, light caramel notes, some earthy wood, pete and some lingering sweetness. Solid.