chinhaez (39) - Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2021 Bottle 2018 edition. Blackish with a small khaki head that has good retention. The aroma is old smoldering campfire. The taste is what you expect in a good smoked beer--lots of smoke set in a moderately bitter ale base Finishes long with lingering smoked meats. Overall: A winner. coasternut (529) - VANCOUVER, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2021 I'm not a big Porter/Stout fan but this one is quite good. The smokie taste is minimal, but just enough for a good flavor. It pours a chocolate brown with a medium head that is a dark cream colored. It is medium bodied and in that capacity it's mouthfeel is lighter than expected. This is a 2020 vintage so I did not age it. If I can find another bottle I'm going to age it and see if it gets better. dutchdarthvader (1703) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2020 In eerste instantie proef je de mooie volle rijke gerookte moutsmaak. Maar als je het glas dieper verkend kom je tot de ontdekking dat een rijke gelagerde koffie smaak met deze Porter een volle perfect uitgebalanceerde body geeft. Diep donkere droge bitter. Gerookte koffie chocolade geur. Diep donkerbruin met een robijn rode gloed en een kleine crèmekleurige schuimkraag. 75cl fles editie 2013 Proefglas tfontana (3177) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2020
UPDATED: APR 5, 2020 Bottle (9/18/12(!)) pour from trade with Johnnniee--thanks, John! Appearance is clear, dark brown (dark ruby with light source directly behind) with tons of sparkle at the edges of the glass, 2-finger-width creamy khaki head with good retention and trace lacing. Aroma is sweet malts along with noticeable complementary smoked wood. Taste is strong smoked wood (cedar?) mellowing to richer generic campfire smoke which dominates the roasted malt backbone. Mild dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with silky smooth texture, soft carbonation, mild alcohol warmth (which seems appropriate) and finish as taste. Overall, fairly unique amongst smoke beers--not necessarily wild about the initial blast of smoked wood, which is like cedar, and the overall smoke obscures the base beer but it mellows to a decent place and appears to have held up reasonably well so you really can age it. Lovely mouthfeel. Bush_Docta (1234) - - APR 2, 2020
UPDATED: APR 2, 2020 Piwo ciemnobrunatne, piana drobna, beżowa. W aromacie oczywiście wędzonka i ciemne nuty, lekka śliwka, karmel. W smaku ponownie wędzone słody, czekolada, kawa zbożowa, jest lekka kwaskowość i chmielowa goryczka. Raczej wytrawne. Bardzo gładkie, ale niezbyt cieliste. Lubię wędzone piwa, ale tu mnie nic specjalnie nie urzekło.
BarrelMonger107 (250) - GREECE - DEC 13, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2019 Really amazing and very special beer to drink.. when the beer flow in your mouth you get very fast many smoked/coffe notes that give you pleasure.. The taste is very strong and the beer has amazing mouthfeel.. All the notes here are very thick and rich and in the end you feel very glad that you try this beer.. I have taste and other beers on the same style but this is more heavier and rich..
Overall the best 'Porter - Smoked' beer i have taste until now.. You cant go wrong with such great stuff despite the expensive price it has... ElDesmadre (6597) - Jaworze, POLAND - DEC 5, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2019 Bottle, early 2018. Sherry, cherries, molasses drenched plums, dark chocolate, tobacco, subtle smoke. Soft and creamy mouthfeel, subtle tartness balancing the subtle sweetness. Additional notes of pipe tobacco in the flavour and prune in the finish. Superb stuff. ChrisOfstad (4474) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2019 From backlog. Taster from bottle at bottleshare, Escondido, Ca. (As 2008 Vintage) Almost Black with beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, smoke. jsnicholas (987) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2019 Bottle ((22oz) 2018 version just bought at Costco. Nearly black with 1 finger tan head. Nice roasted malt aroma. Taste starts out with a nice roasted malts with a little chocolate flavor, then the smoke comes in and then fades. I like this very much. mmather (201) - Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2019 2018 version from bomber from local liquor store. Nice mellow smoke in well formulated porter. Just right quantities of smoke, alcohol, roasted malt. This years edition is great right now. Can’t wait for the one I have aging to go a year or two.