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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Growler. Pours a dark cola with minimal head. brown sugar, burnt malt, some peat, smoke, and chocolate. Light bodied and quite drinkable


3.5
NachlamSie (3581) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2017
Pint at the brewery. Cola colored body with a small khaki head. Good meaty smoke in the nose and it's reasonably hoppy and sharp. The palate is a little thin for a porter, but the smoke flavor is solid. Some espresso notes in there. Pretty meaty all around with a lingering hoppy bite in the finish. Higher carbonation for style.

3.4
weihenweizen (4166) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2016
Refrigerated brown bomber poured. Dark brown with beige. Aroma is smoke, medium body, medium carbonation, and pretty lacing. Taste is smoke and dark brown.

3.7
ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Dec 2013 bottle, drunk 2/20/16.
Fairly hazy dark mahogany, with light magenta. Low retention on the beige head.
Lightly smokey nose shows salt, black pepper, soy garlic bbq. Hmmmm, the roast is bacony but still not too heavy.
Not very smokey in the mouth. Chris really is pathetic. Just tastes like a pretty malty porter. Great chocolate fudge and vanilla. Light treacle and such w low carbonation and a nicely attenuated but malty texture.

2.9
AirForceHops (7908) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Willrunforbeer with this bottle share. 2013 vintage will not mellow the smoke.,Very thin white head. Brown color. Oh, lord this is a fucking cigar in a glass. Smoked malt, and smoked meat.


Well, if you really want campfire this is your thing. I have a hard time drinking a liquid ashtray. Even after all these years can’t stomach it. Not my thing...

3.6
WillRunForBeer (2783) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
1L bottle from a local 4 local trade. Dated 12/13. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is super smoky, smells more like brisket than beer. Flavor is caramel, heavy smoke.

3.6
Chalumeaux (1761) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer brownish red with a tan head. Aromas of smoke spent coffee. Taste is cocoa roasted malt and dark fruit.

3.3
AdamChandler (5183) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Black with a ton of red translucency on this one. 3 finger coffee colored dense head. Smells like an ash tray with coffee. A decent density on the mouthfeel here. Thee’s a good amount of cocoa, chocolate, graham cracker, some sweet blackberry taste in here with a slight amount of chalk.

3.8
JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle purchased at East End. Pours darkest brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, smoke and dark berry. Malty and smoky flavor with a roasty and chocolatey finish.

3.9
Idiosynkrasie (8059) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
750ml bottle [Another regional gem delivered by David, thanks a lot!]. Almost black colour with dark ruby red glimmer and average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, almost fully lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Dry, woody, dark malty aroma, hints of smoke, notes of red and dark fruit, red berries, blue berries, plum. Taste is slightly smoky, dark malty, notes of chocolate and dark fruit, subtle sweetness, a minimally tart and dry woody touch; lasting chocolately finish, slightly sticky palate. Mild and balanced, slightly restrained intensity.

3.6
italianjohn (3281) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Black pour with a beige head lots of sticky lacing .... Aroma of smoke, caramel and roasted malts wow smoky peat malt it is ... Taste is very smokey/peated malts, campfire ashtray ETC .... Has a roasted and caramel malt but other than that I’m with the cigar smoking steel worker on the bottle ... Finish is dry and smokey like scotch


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