tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2017
draft sampler from source poured a medium brown with little to no head. the cherrywood smoke made this beer wonderful. I do love smoked beers and this one is no exception. medium body, medium roasted malts and solid flavor start to finish. solid beer and very drinkable. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Sample at Ohio Taproom on 10/29/16. Clear copper pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with rich caramel notes and light smoke. Malty and smoky flavor with a caramel finish. odog (25) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
This is a killer porter. Well worth the trouble of finding the damn unmarked secret taproom rondphoto (4508) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2014
on-tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark maple amber, full head cover, dots of lace. Taste is caramel malt that adds a bit of wood and a wisp of smoke in the palate before turning a little bitter in the finish. It all works, but not as well as I’d like because everything tastes a little watered down. It becomes a thin version of a good beer. Drinkable, but little more. drsordr (2920) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Draft sampler very dark brown. Nose light smoke and sweet malt. Taste slight smoke and roasted malt. Mid palate Fairly strong bitter. Light roast finish.
LilBeerDoctor (4229) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at BrewRiver Gastropub. Pours a clear dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of smoke, smoked meats, roasted malt. Flavor of smoked malt, light smoked meats, roasted malt. Not super smoked as some examples of the style but nonetheless a tasty smoked porter, easy to drink, light palate.
7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5) GnarlyGnome (673) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft at Jungle Jim’s: pours a nice dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of toast and smoke. Taste is sweet, smokey roastiness. Very easy to drink... This would’ve gone great with the smoked turkey I made for thanksgiving this year... Note to self. phaleslu (10889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft served in a pint glass at Rhinegeist. Guest taps! Pours a brownish color with amber highlights and a small beige head. Aroma of toasted, lightly smoked malts, tobacco, chocolate, and some coffee roast. The flavor leans earthier, with a more peaty smoke, and has notes of tobacco leaves, mellow spices, chocolate, and roast. Light-medium bodied, with an earthy, leafy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Smoke is subtle, and makes it an approachable take on the style. Dogbrick (14290) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Sample at The Ohio Taproom. Clear deep brown color with a medium foamy khaki head that recedes gradually. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt caramel and smoke. Light to medium body with flavors of smoked malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is smoky with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall. alexsdad06 (11222) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft. Pours brown in color with a small white head that quickly disappears. The aroma has mild roast, chocolate, smoke campfire, light cherry notes. The flavor has a nice mild to moderate smoke character, cherry wood, very light peat, some chocolate with a nice earthy bitterness to the finish.