jgb9348 (6588) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Deep dark brown body with a nice, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, peat, roasted peanuts, earth, caramel and a nice smooth pit fruit flavour. Medium-bodied; Dense earthy flavour of peat, smoked malt, caramel, toffee and a bit of hazlenuts. Aftertaste shows some subdued sweetness, a lot of smoked grain and a touch of specialty grains, some pumpkin and squash and a bit of raisins. Overall,a nice beer and a good smoked option! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased a few minutes ago from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 01-November-2013 for US$3.00, yes 3 Dollars for the 750 mL bottle!!!, sampled a few minutes later on 01-November-2013 in my hotel room here in New York. zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks YK23 & eyes_wide_shut. Pours dark brown with a nice head, aroma is smoked with coffee, chocolate, cherry, vanilla, wood and soil, flavor of coffee, chocolate, brandy a touch of peat, medium bodied sonnycheeba (6561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
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. superspak (6222) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, August 2012 bottling. Pours clear almost pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of raisin, apple, molasses, chocolate, roasted malt, toast, smoke, light char, light coffee, floral, and roasted earthiness. Decent aromas with solid balance and complexity of roasted notes; but a bit too fruity. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, toast, molasses, smoke, light char, dark bread, and light roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, toast, raisin, molasses, smoke, light char, dark bread, light wood, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Pretty good balance and complexity of roasted flavors with moderate smokiness; fair amount of robustness; and minimal cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid smoked porter. A bit too fruity in the aromas, but has some solid balance of roasted flavor and smokiness; and is very smooth to sip on. A fairly enjoyable offering. thornecb (6155) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Pours light black into an English pint. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Smoke and caramel aromas. Thin with sweet dark caramel upfront turning to smoky chocolate in the lasting roasty finish.
kerenmk (5358) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks YK23 & eyes_wide_shut. Dark brown with tan ring. Smoke, ash and ink aroma, smoky and rather dry taste. Smooth texture, full body and smoky finish. maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
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. Ron (4262) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2012 Flour City Brewers’ Fest. Dark pour with a tan head, some lacing. Aroma of coco and smoke. Some caramel in the flavor mixed with chocolate and a smoky charr. ok GRM (4241) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
Sample, brown bottle, 750 ml; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of brown head, no lacing; nose: smoke, acridness, dark chocolate; mouth: acridness, burnt barley, roasting, light hops, finale in smoke with presence of burnt barley, full body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: once is enough
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 750 ml, de Mario D’Eer; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun, pas de dentelle; nez : fumée, âcreté, chocolat noir; bouche : âcreté, orge brûlée, torréfaction, léger houblon, finale en fumée avec présence d’orge brûlée, corsée, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
Draught at Rattle & Hum NYC sept 2012. Black beer with a tanned big lacy head. Vanilla, coffee, tar, licorice, chocolate aroma. Tar, licorice, viola, coffe flavour with nice chocolate notes.