j12601 (11175) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle from a trip to Montreal back in April, so nearly a year on this one. Whoops. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a fairly sizable dense light mocha colored head. A little bit of metal, some slight fading smoke, a touch of jalapeno on some dark roast. Medium bodied, light apple and smoke, with a touch of chocolate. Finishes with a faint bitterness and a touch more smoke. As this warms a couple of the early flaws fade and it opens up. Definitely need one of these fresh. hopscotch (11051) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle… Dark brown, almost black beer with a mid-sized, wispy, tan head. Great retention. Chocolate, campfire smoke and smoked meat are the true olfactory standouts. Full-bodied and very creamy with tingly carbonation. The flavor is all about caramel, chocolate and smoky goodness – malty sweetness; adequate bitterness. Finishes smoky and a touch bitter. Nice smoked porter. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle from nbutler. Thanks bro. Pours a dark brown with a small head. Aroma is roasty and lightly smokey with some chocolate. Flavor is smoke, peat, roast and some chocolate. Nice stuff. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
Date: May 14, 2010
Source: Knightly Spirits, Orlando
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creamy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: rich smokey aroma, dark chocolate, lots of earthy smoke
Flavor: rich choclate flavor, plenty of earthy smoke, just a touch of calancing caramel sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Clear dark mahogany with medium deep beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, dark chocolate, smoke and ham. Sweet flavour with hard roasted malt, dark chocolate and smoke. Finished smoked.
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
2009-07-26. Very very dark brown is near black, rocky beige head. (3+) Smokey roasty dark malt in the aroma, with secondary underlying notes of sweet malt. Flavour has more roasty and sweet malt than expected from the aroma, offsetting the smoke a bit ad makes it much more balanced and drinkable. (7+) Smooth medium bodied palate suits the beer (3+) Surprisingly decent. Smoke is A flavour rather than THE flavour, and works for it. Enjoyed this much more than expected. Bottle shared by Jon Walker alexsdad06 (10289) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle rating from notes. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have big woody and meaty smoked malt, caramel, some fruity character, ash, earthy, interesting beer. We get quite a few of their beers locally now. DuffMan (10285) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
Big bottle, shared with Parksy. Pours a dark brown with copper highlights, topped with a big bubbly beige head that laces its way down the glass. Nice meaty smoke aroma, cleaner than the Longrow from Brewdog that I had earlier, and with an underlying sweet burnt sugar maltiness. Flavours of strong smoke with underlying sweet molasses malt, slightly tart/sour finish. Tasty! marcus (10156) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
This dark brown beer poured with a generous tan head and a smoky aroma. There is a very smoky malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter, slightly sour finish. It tastes like a good German rauchbier, but the smoke is a bit more restrained. sebletitje (10071) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2009
pours dark brown, off-white head.
aroma is loaded with Bamberg style malts, hints of chocolate that seemed for upfront as the beer warmed up.
flavor, light roast and smoke, hints of bitter chocolate and toffee. Contrary to the aroma, the chocolate was more present. Finish is similar, chocolate and light smoke. Well crafted and tasty.