minutemat (6122) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2017 crabbey (17) - - JUL 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very deep black with a small lasting tan head.
Nose is a malty chocolate with a smokey edge to it. The smoke is more evident in the mouth, and then into the finish, harmonising with some roasty notes. Not overly carbonated with a smooth texture, and a medium body. Lovely finish with the smoke moving to roast to bitter. The smoke definitely isn’t overpowering as per the bottle description, however I’d like to see a bit more of it. Solid porter with that extra touch.
330ml bottle. Pours black, medium off-white head. Nice rauch aroma. Taste is crisp, smoky, lightly meaty, some choc, smooth. Tasty. colui72 (1115) - HONG KONG - NOV 22, 2017
Pours black, nice off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of smoked malts, that reminds of bacon, chocolate. Tastes moderately bitter, with roasted dark malts, chocolate, smoke, bacon. Rich, smooth and very easy to drink, medium-light body, soft carbonation, long finish. Very good, made me crave for bacon! hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Smoked meat, chocolate, roast, and coffee in the finish. GoufCustom (2202) - HONG KONG - OCT 22, 2017
tombutlin (369) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 13, 2017
330 ml bottle bought at YATA in YOHO Mall, Yuen Long.
Looks: Clear deep Cola brown colour; Half finger head with soapy beige foam which fades in 40 seconds; Very Good sticky lacing with zero carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant smoked malt, with moderate bacon, light smoke, light ashes, milk chocolate, coffee, cream, caramel, sticky toffee, floral, icing sugar, spices, earth, bread, lemon and grass.
Taste: Close to medium sweet dark malt, with black coffee, dark chocolates, Cola, toast, caramel, toffee, floral, fair molasses, spices, strong herbs, earth, biscuits, lemon, mid to strong bitter hops and strawy grass.
Body: Medium body; Quite dry and slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Full dark maltyness in a solid, slightly oily background. Smokiness or toastyness is not apparent but has strong clack coffee and dark chocolates. Strong caramel and toffee with floral and fair sweetness. Strong herbal tea and earthy spices with lemon to round. Mild and okay.
Hoppiness: Floral, spices, earth, lemon and grass in nose, same in taste but with strong herbs; Bitterness is fairly strong for a lasting, close to high astringent bitter-sweet dark malty finish.
After Taste: Quite dry. Strong herbal and bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one isn't as strong as I expected, as the bacon aroma is timid, and its taste is typical Stout-like coffee and chocolate without much smokey and toasty characters, although the strong herbal hoppy ending saved the day. Very good as a Porter / Stout, but unimpressive as a smoked beer. Once is enough.
I got a hankering for smoked venison while drinking this. Big & bold, sit around a campfire with a plate of salami and chew on this
loscovar (765) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2017
Bottle from beer shop. Dark brown, beige small head. Nice smoky flavor add to a lovely smooth porter. Nice Lowenbrau (4751) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2017
33cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 03-08-2017. onceblind (10690) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2017
BBD: 04-08-2018. Batch: 107.
In short: smoked porter.
Did I enjoy it: yes.
Pours black with nice tan head. Moderate head retention, some good lacing. Smoked nose, roasty. Medium body, average carbonation, slick texture. Taste is smoked, roasty, quite robust for the ABV stated. Very enjoyable.
Black pour with a thin light tan head. Nice interesting smokey nose that’s earthy and slightly meaty, like salami or something, with a hint of roasted cocoa and slight wood tones. Smooth flavor that’s got a gentle sweet cocoa tone with light smoke and roasty woody nuances. Dryish and roasty and flavorful without being too tobacco-ish or meaty. kaserov (1023) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2017
Color negro con reflejos rojizos si le da la luz y capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor (burbujas amplias de rápida formación y no mucha retención). Carbonatación media. Textura oleosa. Aroma predominantemente ahumado, decir que huele poca es una insensatez. Malta torrefacta también presente, pero por debajo del potente ahumado. Sabor torrefacto y ahumado, con toques ligeros de cacao y final ahumado de larga duración. Unidimensional pero muy rica. Unde (1159) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2017
Cola black beer with beige coloured head on top, beige coloured head and it leaves beautiful lacing to the sides of the glass. Aroma has smoke, ham, roasted malts. Taste is oh noes so watery. Slight smoke, mostly roasted malts, and maybe coffee but way too light. Lightish body for a 6,2% beer. Medium carbonation. Smoke wasn’t evident until the end.