slowrunner77 (12994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 26, 2016
starts with mostly roast and cocoa and oats, but the smoke, which is more prevalent in the flavor right away, opens up to be a nice compliment in the nose as well. Nice balance. Dogbrick (13986) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Sample at Brass Tap Polaris. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium beige head that recedes steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing. Smokey aroma with malt and chocolate notes. Medium body with flavors of smoked malt, coffee and dark chocolate. The finish is smokey with a charred malt aftertaste. Above average overall. Tmoney99 (15034) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy smoked dark malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium smoked dark sweet flavor with a medium dark sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good brew. Jayb0 (1218) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Brooklyn knows how to make silky smooth porter/stouts with strong but balanced flavors. No exception here, great, rich, base porter and good, classic german smoke flavor. Could even amp up the smoke a notch. LinusStick (3520) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2015
On tap at Hough’s in Greenfield. Nice smoky and malty aromas. Pour was a deep dark brown with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was nice. Coffee and dark roasted malt with a distinct smoky backbone. Notes of caramel and toffee were hidden deep in the swallow. Nice carbonation.
zizzybalubba (1887) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2015
On tap at The Hop Yard, Raleigh. Dark brown, nearly black, pour with a short khaki head. Chocolate and smoke aromas. Taste offers coffee, chocolate, peat, and smoke. Not as subtle as the aroma would lead you to believe. Nicely done. malkyore (377) - - AUG 15, 2015
Smoke mostly in the aroma. Goes great with hopcat Crack fries... Not much smoke in the taste, maybe a little on the first couple sips but you get used to it and it fades fast. Overall a great beer. I wish it was smokier. Beerathon (1681) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Nice smoked porter, especially because it wasn?t overdone. Licorice, beef jerky, smoke, vanilla, bitter chocolate, and roasted malts round out the aroma/flavor profile. DocLock (11108) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Draft at Mad Mex Willow Grove. Hazy brown/black pour with tan head. Roasty choc malt, hops, cacao, oats in the nose, tastes like a complex milk stout with rauchy and hoppy notes. Solid. alexsdad06 (10943) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Draft sample at Eight Ball. Pours brown in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor had smoked malts, slightly meaty, ash, caramel, some coffee and chocolate, thinner and not as interesting as another smoked beer I had at the same time.