Cybercat (6145) - Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2014 savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Just, WOW!
A killer beer with the kind of sweet, malty goodness you get in a porter and some of the chocolaty flavor of a stout without the dryness.
The smoked aroma and flavor make this one of the best "mouthfeel" beers I’ve ever had.
Comes out of the tap rich coffee brown with a thick and fine-bubbled tan head. Smoky aroma has roast malt, quality coffee, and chocolate notes. Flavor has earthy, peaty, malty, chocolate, and coffee notes, almost more stout than Porter, very drinkable and enjoyable. Texture is quite fizzy, if not too firm. Worthy if you are in Athens at the right time. Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Another gem from Matt. Poured a beautiful brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is deliciously roasted and burnt, some earthy peat also noted. Really nice. Taste is a great mix of caramel, burnt roasted malt, and light hop finish. Really easy to drink; my pint disappeared quickly. Overall, an excellent brew. BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Got this at Copper Creek the other night on tap. Delicious. Poured black with no head. Aroma of coffee and burnt malt. Flavor is outstanding: coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, carmel. Overall, a very fine seasonal. fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Fairly black in color. Caramel and light smokey aroma. The caramel, chocolate, and smoke all comeo out in the medium body. Wonderful brew. 21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2005
The color of this finely crafted beer was brown. I concur, there was some carmel present in the aroma and definetely in the body. What was better than the beer though, was listening to the dirty old hippy talk about crazed conspiracy theories involving sacraficing humans in order to become president. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2005
This was a very nice beer to warm up to. After searching all of athens for this place, (haha), we finally found it and this was the obvious first choice. The menu at the brewery said carmel smoked porter, but i assume this is one and the same. The carmel flavor and aroma was nice and thick. There were awesome smoked and roasted malts. I thought it was balanced well. None of the acidity or astringency you can get with smoked porters. The roasted malts and carmel flavors really rounded this one out. Very fine brew indeed. aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Black with ruby around the edges. Large, dense light tan head. The aroma is chock full of roast, with a bit of smokiness just underneath.. The flavor is that of not-quite burnt toast. There’s a slight hop bitterness in the finish that turns a little harsh with the dark malts toward the end. The harshness that arrives as the beer warms is really its only flaw. Awesome porter.