Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Sampled on draft at the World Beer Festival Richmond, 6/12/10. Pours a dark hazy brown color with a tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of smoke, peat and light roasty notes. The taste is caramel, smoke, chocolate and a lightly hoppy finish. Medium bodied. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
22oz bottle. Black pour, light tan head. Aroma of malted chocolate shake. Flavor has a lot of chocolate malts, nice char, roasted barley. Creamy texture. Not much smoke. In fact, none. A great porter. Reminds me of the ROGUE quality. But, Where’s the smoke? I would have scored this beer much higher if there was smoke. Very tasty overall, another triumph for those Heavy Seas guys. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2010
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some smoke (mostly meat), light roast. Medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation. hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bomber. shared with potbeercollege. poured a dark black color with a small tan thin head. huge roasted coffee flavor(reminds me of a maxwells commercial) smokey aroma, with some chocolate hints at the end. taste: BIG ROASTED SMOKEY malt flavor, little sweet flavor with nice licorice flavor. great brew AR (1002) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2010
First taste comes across similar to a stout. As the beer begins to warm, the flavor changes to a bit of a more mild drink. Sweet, roasted malts with just a hint of smokiness.
IainOg (75) - Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2010
actually not especially smoky. pretty subtle, in fact. much more roast comes across, a little touch of dry acrid earthiness. very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, but with a slick sort of oiliness in there too. chocolate notes serve to smooth it out a bit. at the wbf in RVA. overall a good one, a nice treat. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Black with a fizzy tan head. Faint grain and smoke aroma. Earthy smokey malt taste with some dark chocolate notes. Alcohol reasonably well hidden. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2010
The smoke is bit too subtle for me although this is a pretty good drink. Nonetheless, it is enjoyable roasty Porter that to me comes off a bit stoutish due to the smoked malt playing with my palate. The low percentage of smoked malt comes of like roasted barley to me. Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2010
At wbf richmond. Dark brown good brown head. Barely smoky. More chocolate and roast. Much like a baltic porter. Good silky body. Spastastic (13) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Firkin at craft ale house. Not that smokey for a beer with smoke in the name. Not bad, but not a standout.