dnstone (2094) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong rauch-smokiness the overwhelms. Deep brown, boarders black with little head. Slightly smokey, but more sweet. I personally have a hard time getting past the smokiness.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2010 Tasted on tap at Breckenridge Brewery in Denver, Colorado. Deep black with a creamy head. Weak aroma. Carbonated, dark, a bit smoky flavor with a weak porter taste. Ok but really below average porter.
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Mild chocolate aroma. Flavor is dark malt and mild chocolate. If it’s smoked, I’m insensitive today. Finishes mildly bitter.
Nikiel (864) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this beer casked at the brewery and it was delicious, the smokey flavores from the beer melded with the aromas the cask provided and created a delicious flavorful porter.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a dark beige to tan head. Has a big campfire smoke aroma. This is like drinking a glass of smoked salmon. Because it was cask conditioned the body was smooth and velvety. Served at cellar temperature and simply delicious.
drfabulous (3574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at brewpub. Light smoke taste -which I suppose is good since I do not like smoked beers. Medium to light body. Was on cask. Nothing memorable here.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009 (draft at Phantom Canyon in Colorado Springs). Black color. Small tan head. Light smoked malt aroma. Roasted and smoked malt flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
Earlier Rating: 7/12/2009 Total Score: 3.3
(draft at Wynkoop in Denver). Very dark brown color. Medium size tan head. Smokey malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor with light smoke. Short duration. Slick/creamy texture. Smooth finish. Soft carbonation. Good lacing.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at the brewpub - Pours dark brown and smells of smoke and roast malt. It has a smooth, sweet, smoky roast malt flavor. I think it’s just a little too light on flavor, but still good. It’s medium bodied this being the cask version, lightly carbonated.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the Wynkoop Brewery, Denver 07/10/2008
Roast aroma. Small beige head. Black strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with some dryness in a crisp and bitter burnt roast finish.
BroSpud (1582) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Included in a sampler at brewpub. Tried several beers on a visit to Wynkoop and I THINK this was one of them. Do not remember anything standing out in particular but they were all well done.