geologyguy (1464) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2017
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2017 Wow awesome smoked meat smell!! Taste is similar... Great boldness...in Fredericksburg night before women?s March!! After poster making x2 quite malty and smooth
hershiser2 (2605) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kroger. Pours dark brown - cola colored, with a small beige head. Aroma is definitely smoke, caramel, earth. Flavor is tasty smoked peat, salt, light caramels, minor chocolate. A bit thin for a smoked, and almost tastes like liquid smoke rather than true smoke, but I could be mistaken. Nevertheless, I enjoy it - especially the smoky and salty aftertaste.
jgb9348 (5991) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown, relatively thin cola glow with a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of mushrooms, meat, liquid smoke, earth, caramel and a touch of grain. Medium-bodied; Assertive meaty and mushroomy flavours with a ton of liquid smoke and fakeish smoke flavours showing some grain, alcohol and a bit of earth as well. Aftertaste shows more smoke flavour, very fake, with mushrooms, earth, roasted malt, oats and a touch of alcohol shows through and ends with some small amount of caramel as well. Overall, a very funky, fake tasting smoked beer with more pungent characteristics than anything else enjoyable. Not really worth trying unless for some reason you loved smoked beers, but that theoretically is another reason to stay away. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Food in Arlington, Virginia on 20-October-2016 for US$11,99/six pack, sampled at home in Washington on 16-December-2016.
jcnielsen (3342) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Adventure Pack 12pk. Pours a deep brown color with off white head. Smoked bbq, jerky, slight toffee, wood, roasty aromas. Smoked, roasty, burnt sugar, toffee flavors.
Braudog (6517) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Iíll admit Iím not a huge fan of smoked beers, unless Iím in a very specific mood and place. This is technically a pretty well made example of a dark Rauchbier, with full-on ashiness, and the sense of putting last nightís cigar in your mouth. The chocolate malt underneath is fairly wimpy, but it really doesnít matter because the smoke is what dominates here. (#6385, 10/27/2016)
Drake (13176) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub, 5/17/14. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong meaty smoke, roasted malts, dark chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, smoked ham, moderate hops in the finish. Thin-medium bodied. Nice.
decaturstevo (6022) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is smoke and coffee. Light smoke, light chocolate and a nice pleasant bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice
ben4321 (6071) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 11/21/12
Aroma: The aroma has some smoked malts, a little bit of oak, and some coffee as well
Appearance: This one pours a medium-to-dark brown color with a nice beige head
Flavor: This one has a nice smokey flavor with a little bit of bacon and a hint of coffee
Palate: This one has a nice creamy feel on the mouth and a medium-plus body
I thought this was a pretty solid Smoked Porter. The smoke doesnít completely overpower everything else, which is nice. I really didnít have too many complaints at all. If you like Rauchbiers/Smoked Malts/Porters, youíll most likely enjoy this one.