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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A big, RICH dak ale with a complex combination of Beechwood smoked malts, chocolate, coffee, and caramel flavors rounding out the beers smooth, creamy body.

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3.6
anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak smokey hints. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with weak smokey hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.7
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Big rich iodiney smoke, dark honey in the nose. Flavor is iodiney smoke, rich caramel, a bit of pepper in the finish.A

3.2
DiarmaidBHK (5947) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
Has a nice roasted malted quality on the nose. Pours a very dark brown with a thin light brown head. Some biscuit quality on the tongue along with the caramel. Finishes dry which is nice but it has a very thin mouthfeel. I wish this one had more substance to it.

4.1
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010

A: Very dark brown, bordering black, with a thin tan head that stays most of the way down.

S: Lots of smoke and a bit of a dried meat odor to it. Very nice with a bit of dark chocolate backing behind the meat and roasted malt.

T: Good amount of smoke, but becomes a little excessive compared to the other flavors. Nice, but not balanced quite perfectly.

M: Moderate body and a different sort of dryness from the smoke. Enjoyable.

D: Definitely drinkable for a smoked beer, but not something that’d be uber-sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 02-17-2010

3.5
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Brown pour with bubbly head and lace. Light sour malt, smoke, and peat. Smoke, medium malt, and bacon. Medium bodied with no carbonation. (growler)

3.3
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(Growler, courtesy of Kramer) Pours a dark brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, and light roasted malt. Flavor of smoke, chocolate, and caramel.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12549) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
[email protected] to Kramer-growler-pours a light brown ring with black color. Aroma is dark malt-smoke/peat/bacon. Taste is dark malt-smoke/roasty/peat/bacon, some earthy hops.

3.9
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Dark brown pour. Peaty chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruits dominate. Flavor is a great blend of smoke and chocolate with a nice bitter, roasted malt shining as well. Nice brew.

2.9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Growler, RBWG. Medium beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, smoke/burnt, some coffee, caramel, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke, sourness, light chocolate. Medium body.

3.9
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
On tap at the brewpub 6/8/08: Pours a nearly opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a stringy-lacing dark beige head. Aroma of rich smoky dark caramel malts and a touch of doughy grain. Body starts with good fullness and sweet smoky caramel notes balanced with a touch of hoppy bitterness before the drier smoky finish. A nice smoked porter.


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