runak6 (3) - USA - JAN 7, 2008 does not count
This beer ages like a wine, smooth and rich in flavor after being on the shelf about 5 years or more. The oldest I have tasted was a 2001 and was potent and delicious! drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Very dark, opaque, with a coffee-colored head. Smells like a campfire (heavily smoked). Bitter and creamy palate. Flavor is tremendously smoky--really heavy with wood and bacon flavors. I feel like I’m camping in Alaska :) garmonbozia (450) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2008
22oz bottle, very nice chocolate and huge smoke smell. Taste was smoke all the way. Very nice apperance with awsome lacing on the glass. went well with my smoked brisket. Word Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle from whole foods in san fran. Bordeline black pour, with a very thin head that dissipates almost immediately. The appearance isn’t all that impressive, but what follows makes up for it. Abundant smoky campfire aromas, and a smooth smoked chocolate flavour. Weird, but fantastic. a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Nice beautiful color in the glass, with a very thin head. Smells like a campfire and then sucking on some liquid smoke. Not a big fan of smoky porters. Leave the smoke for the ribs.
troopie (2497) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle. Poured deep brown/black with thin brown head. Head fades quickly Aroma of smoke and roast malt. Flavour of smoke, salt, malted chocolate. Lingering smoke finish. I liked this very much but it is not a rave. There is too much smoke. doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Pours a thin looking dark brown/black color. Thin but dense and sticky looking head that fades pretty quick. Leaves just a touch of lace. Smells smokey, thats about it. Maybe a touch of toasty malt. Tastes pretty smokey as well, a bit of caramelly/toasty malts. Pretty thin across the tongue. Vibrant carbonation. Eh, left this reviewer cold. travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Dark with garnet highlights with an ok tan head. Intense smoke aromas. Good with some cheese and crackers. Good smoked malts add complex and rich flavors.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Sampled at GABF 2007. This was the 2006 version. Pours black with a sepia colored head. A burnt roasted smokiness to the aroma. Flavor was slightly smoked-salmon, but mostly roasted barley to a burnt degree. bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2007
Large bottle, 2007 vintage. Deep dark color, almost black and opague. Stronmg beechwood aroma. Creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Malty flavor in which beechwood dominates, with some milky notes. Hint of pineapple. Nice one!