DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Pours black with a thin tan head. Smells like caramel and smoke. Taste is the same and aftertaste is smokey REALLY SMOKEY! The smokiness is just too much. Stone’s is far better. Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2006
I’d been holding on to this for quite awhile (I forget when you sent this to me, Jsquire, but thanks again!). Rockinout stopped by with a few bottles of homebrew so I figured it was a good time to share this bottle. Wow - nice aroma - smokey roasty hoppy sweet chocolate raisins. The smoke is strong, but luckilly not overpowering. Flavor is intense, body is very chewy, the aromas become the flavors that linger for a great while after finishing. Fantastic. Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2006
A roasted smoked wood aroma. Dark body with tan head. Medium to full bodied brew. Good roasted and smoked flavor. Mild hop bitterness. Aftertaste was like I was just chewing on the end of a cigar. Good brew. turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Black with a thick creamy head .
Aroma and flavor is a rich burnt smokey roast with a bitter roasty smoke finish.
not overpowering like some other smoked porters. JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Probably the best smoked beer I have had. The smoke is prominent in the aroma but not overpowering like what I would expect from something out of Bamberg. It has the standard porter flavors but does them better than most; including coffee and chocolate. Thick and full bodied.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2006
$5.99/Bomber at Bottleworks; 2004 Bottling. Smells like a campfire.... wonderful. Pitch black color with a moderate head. I love this beer....good balance of smokey flavor and roasted malt. Not an overwelming beer... very smooth. One of my favorite porters for sure.
Went back the next day and tried the 2005 vintage....same flavors, but not as developed. This beer definitely ages well. I picked up another 2004 I’m going to let sit around for a couple years(yeah right). BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Pours deep blackish brown, with a thin head that dies out. A great smoke aroma and tast. hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Looks like a fantastic porter. Dark black body with no head. Deep smoked salmon aroma pours out of my glass. My lips are greated with the taste of my grill in the summertime. I can almost imagine the malts being smoked - at least thats how i think it works. This beer works well as a porter, with delicious hints of smoke. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 This is for the 2005 vintage.
Color; black brown.
Palate; Full nectar, big smoke, raw chocolate, coffee, and leather. Not too sweet. Well balanced and mellow. Scenario; gag your girl with an old leather belt, then light a good cigar (Pedron Anniversary, Maduro) and make her smoke it. Leave her alone til the cigar is fully smoked. Untie the belt gag-don’t let her spit- and gently coat the inside of her mouth with brown sugar, with your index finger. Then give her a deep french kiss for about two minutes. Release and savor.
All in all a great specimen in it’s category. Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recomended. TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Wow! Pours deep blackish brown, with thin head that fizzles out. Nose is malty but is very subtle. Hell everything about this beer is subtle. Flavors is smokey sweet with hints of hop bitterness. Not as in your face as some porters. A lot more mellow than expected, but what a treat!