BREWMUSKCLES (2646) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black and smokey as well as chalky brew with decent sweetish hint of cocoa and even less so caramel. moderate body making this a bit like a cigar that has been in your mouth and unlit for an hour ... with a dash of salt.
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown with a moderate tan head. Nose is definitely very smokey, which is awesome. Tastes dark and malty, and with a great amount of smoke. Very light and easy for something based off a porter. I like it.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Smoky meaty, chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with a thin ring of bubbles. Smoky peaty malt, slightly meaty, coffee, chocolate flavor, with a light roasty finish. Slightly artificial type sweetness. Light to medium body, soft carbonation.
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Smoke, lactic chocolate and coffee malt aroma. Very dark brown with minimal head. Wood smoke, chocolate malt and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Okay.
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep dark brown ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, a peaty chocolate with light boiled veggies, pepper, so-so. In mouth, a rather smooth peaty malt with faint chocolate. Tasted with GRM, Puskinwow, Boutip, Ian, Mike on Sept. 7 2012.
BeerandBlues2 (12835) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is meat, smoke, wood, spicy hops, caramel malt and dates. Flavor is malt forward with smoke, wood, dates, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (5841) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with frothy beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roast malt, caramel, earthy hops, plums, figs, smoke, and light coffee. Flavor is roast malt forward with heavy smoke, pork, earthy hops, dark fruit esters, and dark chocolate; dry, smokey finish. medium body and carbonation.
rogee64 (21) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad for magic hat but not that great on the style, smokey and light bodied. Hint of rust or metallic after taste, not for me
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black color with a medium beige head. Average aroma of slightly smoked and roasted malt. Average flavor of smoked and roasted malt with a mild bitter finish. The body is light with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Not bad, but very forgetable.
Mfaczan (5) - - OCT 21, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great toasty porter with smoky overtones. A nice hearty pour that I suspect would be outstanding with BBQ or just on the deck with a maduro cigar.
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