donandres (627) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - OCT 20, 2017 jjh19 (63) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown and opaque appearance with a creamy tan head. Bam! Smokey, woodsy smell right up front. With the first sip, there’s a TON of smoked smokiness, bordering on burnt but never quite getting there. There’s also a hint of hops bitterness, but balance isn’t the goal here for this porter. Pretty light mouthfeel, especially for the big flavor. If you’re looking for a smokey porter, you won’t be disappointed by this one. I’ll probably pass on another as porters are out of my preferred wheelhouse, but there’s no denying this one has big smokey taste.
22 ounce bottle 2015 poured to tulip
Sight: Very dark brown/black, small tan foam
Smell: very fragrant, malty/nutty, aroma of alcohol
Taste: low bitterness, some sweetness, long follow through
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, creamy, sweet follow through, long finish, bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, very good porter, ok to repeat, and look for; serve at 50-55
Daboch (104) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 18, 2017
Piwo koloru brunatno-wisniowego, przezroczyste pod światło, piana duża i całkiem nieźle się trzyma. Aromat lekko wędzony, trochę torfu, czekolady. W smaku podobnie, gładkie może trochę za mało ciała. artemb (1132) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 18, 2017
Dark brown, clear, opaque, weak beige head.
Aroma: roasted, vinous, gentle smoked notes.
Taste: light sweetness, light tartness, light spicy bitterness.
Roasted and smoked flavour with subtle chocolate notes.
Very good. josanguapo (1863) - SPAIN - OCT 14, 2017
From Cafestes. In Teku glass. Playing Space Pilgrim Ep 1 & 2. Light smokyness, sticky in mouth. Very smooth and balanced, with even some vanilla traces and an abv that is dangerously well hidden Beers0mniac (144) - Joensuu, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Bottled in 2012. Pitch black with nice beige head. Intense smell of campfire,dark malts and plums. Taste is first sweet but then it turns to roasty malts with chocolate. Smoke is always on the background and finishes with it too. Average carbonation. Overall this is one of the best smoke beers, truly worth the ratings. Even this is 5 years old bottle, it doesnt hurt it at all. Amazing beer
kucharz (115) - Rzeszów, POLAND - OCT 2, 2017
butelka 2013... i rozczarowanie... wodniste z kiepskim aromatem. w smaku troszke lepiej bo jest i kapka kawy i kakao. wedzonka gdzies na koncu sie pojawia. znalazlbym wiecej smoked na 5 miejsce w generalce mieszal92 (369) - Gliwice, POLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Bottle. The beer satisfies the style's assumption, to me this is absolutely too poor. Lacks significant roast, smoke. Malty sweet, surprisingly dense and full-bodied for this blg. Fruity, chocolate, smooth. Not bad, but I can't believe there are only few better smoked porters in the world... Edit: got better with time. Well-balanced and, again, full. A lot of cacao. More smokiness appeared. Rask0lnikov (1399) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 23, 2017
Bottle at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. 2012 edition. Pours black colour. Moderate dark beige head. Chocolate, caramel, smoke, toffee in the aroma. Smoke at first. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, smoke. Slightly crisp, smoky, bitter, finish with hints of cocoa. Bit smoke and cocoa in the aftertaste. Surprisingly light bodied, tasty porter. However, it has some watery aspects too. Otherwise nice brew. Like the smoky spiceness in the end. To get the full understanding of this beer one need to try newer editions too. ironcontra (401) - POLAND - SEP 21, 2017
pretty light, not what u expect w these 99% RB porters. It's a great balance, I'd like to see some more thickness in the mf. Smoke is just right, not overbearing but curbing the chocolate a bit. Even a bit of sour at the end. Very drinkable. Nice head. AaronIPAAPA (281) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 8, 2017
Rocznik 2013. Bardzo fajnie, wędzoność umiarkowana. Pozatym czekolada, kawa. Naprawdę wzorowy balans. Jakby był mniej wodnisty, to bylby naprawdę pyszny.