jflopsu (1527) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro. Pours black, light at the bottom that is nearly transparent, with thick light tan head. A faint wasted down roasted malt and chocolate aroma. A watered down taste of chocolate, roasted malts, grains, and hint of smokiness. A tame aftertaste of malts.
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Low fluffy white lasting head. Very dark red brown body. Mildly smoked roasted malt caramel aroma. Sweet roasted malt caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish.
17Beer (307) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good aromas of malt and some hops. Pours black with a tan head. Light lacing. Nice flavors of hops and yeast. Dry layer like. Heavy carbonation. Lots of burps. Nice.
zoucrew102 (1723) - - OCT 16, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Smoky aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee and roast. Pours black with about one finger of light brown head that has decent retention and lacing. Starts with good flavors of roast, coffee and chocolate as well as a rich full body. Finishes smooth with a good amount of smoke to go with the roast that lingers on the palate nicely. Excellent black beer.
onceblind (8897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep cola brown under a thin light tan head. Big German smoked malt aroma that has a nice little black pepper and meaty quality about it, and a light grassy hop. Crisp and cracker-grainy flavor that’s gentle on the smoke and very gentle meatiness, has a touch of black pepper, and a smooth dark malty lagered finish. Pretty tasty and smooth and refined.
raymow (1565) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at City Tap House in University City - nice dark brown color. Sweet and smoky flavor and aroma.
kraddel (7492) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
at Mel’s Craft Beer and Dinner - Vienna . Pours black, no head. smell is bit smoked, but not extreme . taste is rather bittter, some dark malts. smoke is very mild. balanced in a complex whole. ok body and carbo. not bad
Werckmeister (2681) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,355l from bottle at Mels Diner. black colour, almost no head. smells of spices, earthy, light smoke, light caramel. nice smell. medium body, soft carbonation, sick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, some smoke, smoked sausage, spices, light caramel, light licorice. finishes lightly earthy bitter with notes of spices and licorice notes. nice one.
tapefuzz (372) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a cola-colored brown with a medium beige head. Light, smoky aroma of gouda, and maybe a little fruit. Caramel malt gives a cola-like taste accented by a mild smoky char. Average carbonation. Pillowy mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
Frank (4148) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is sort of schwartzbier-ish, I’d say, pushing into porter territory. The level of smoke here is significant but not overbearing. It is just a notch or two past the level where I might believe that level of smokiness can be coaxed out of regular roasted grains. It works pretty well as a compliment to chocolate and coffee flavors otherwise. It’s just a hint sweet and medium bodied. It seems fairly clean from a fermentation standpoint but it’s a bit hard to tell because of all the roast/smoke. If you are into smoked porters, give this a try. It is a pretty decent spin on the style.