rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Nearly black ruby. Nose is cocoa, roasted marshmallow, some dusty fruit. Flavor is dry cocoa, more marshmallow, a hint of toffee/caramel. Cocoa & slight coffee in the finish. A wonderful porter. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2007
on tap at the blind tiger, nyc. blakc bdy, tall super pillowy light brown head that was overflowing. aroma is molasses, a bit smoky, root beer, and roasted malt. flavor is molasses, chocolate roasted malt, faintly smoky, and also more root beer. finish gets a little bitter dry and slightly hoppy. aftertaste has some bitterness and dry baking chocolate. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Growler. Pours a very dark cola color; fluffy light-tan head with good retention and lacing. Roasted malts and dark chocolate in the aroma; some smoked meats. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: pleasant smokiness upfront, with a full milk-chocolaty porter profile behind it; lively carbonation; there’s a touch of citrus bitterness in there as well, adding an edge to the prominent roasted character. The smoke on this is relaxed enough that my wife actually liked this (it’s small and well-integrated); I could personally go for a bit more. Medium, roasted malt and milk chocolate finish. dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Draft at CL 1st Anniversary Party. Poured a deep dark brown, practically black with a light brown head. Aroma and flavor were spot on for this one, chocolate, roasted malt, hint of smoke, and an overall sweetness that made me want another. Fantastic beer. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Hand Bottled: Nearly black, moderate foamy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Mealy nose, heavy roasted malts, slight milk sugar.
Rather sweet on the tongue, strong roasted malts, but moreso a HUGE sweet milk sugar/lactose like flavor.   Doesn’t seem that
smoked to me, but more so a sweet roasted goodness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft hop presense, big roasted malt
background, lingering lactose like sweetness.   Smoked Porter, wha?!?!   This is much more akin to a Sweet Stout than a Smoked
Porter.   Whatever, I still enjoyed drinking it.   Big props to Dickinsonbeer for hand bottling this one and sending it my
dunkelbitte (20) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2007
On tap at a promo night. Rich, malty flavor. Perhas a little too much to have more than one in a sitting, but that one is worth your trouble. The smoke added some interesting flavor without overpowering the richness of the beer itself. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 26, 2007
Cask at Brazen Head. Both aroma and flavor incorporate chocolate and dark roast coffee malts with dried fruit notes (prunes, cherries). There is some smokiness noticeable, but not enough to offend those who might be put off by rauchbiers. The smoky malts provide more of a ’seasoning’ to the sweeter malts. Overall another nice offering by CL. Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
Tap. Pours an almost black with a long lasting off-white head with nice lacing. Nose is smoked coffee. Flavor is coffee, smoke notes do not much match the anticipation brought on by the nose. Sprinkle of shaved chocolate on this one. This beer is pretty flat. It does not take your taste buds on a journey, but they remain local throughout. Overall, thin body and not much going on. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
Growler. Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one. Did this side by side with the Smoke from the Oak.weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
Black body with thin head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is a little thin. Had a nice vanilla, oaky taste to it. Easy on the palate. Very enjoyable.
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler...
Appears a black with dark brown edges when held to the light. A small dark tan head that slowly fades out to a mild floating cap of foam.
Smell is of cocoa, smoked meat, roasted nuts, beef jerky, caramel, along with some freshly frothed cream.
Taste is lightly tart but substantiated with notes of beef jerky, cocoa, caramel, and nuts.
Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with a caramel smoothness fading into a moderately dry finish.