Travlr (25556) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Draft at the source. Extremely dark brown color, brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted and smokey brown bread with a bonfire in the distance. Taste is roasty with a smokey edge. Just the right balance, tasty stuff. Lubiere (14126) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
A deep dark porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a nice bitter chocolate with coffee notes, nice and smooth. In mouth, a good porter with bitter herbal chocolate, light metallic notes, nice.On tap at Greensboro location, August 14 2011. Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #4. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dry smoke, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, mild fruits in the finish. The taste is strong smoke, almost meaty, moderate hop finish. Thin bodied, lingering bitterness and smoke. jcwattsrugger (12506) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
on tap-pours a diminishing light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-sweet. Taste is dark malt-smoky/sweet/coffee, secondary hops-bitter/acidic. Occasional. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
blipp (9502) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
black with ruby edges, lasting fine tan head, lots of drippy lace, rich dry chocolate aroma, rich chocolate flavor with tons of smokey character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. The flavor has roasted malts and some light chocolate sweetness. The flavor has roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate sweetness, and just the right amount of pepper and heat. Good stuff. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Tap at the brewpub on 2/2/08: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a well-lacing tan head. Aroma of smoky earthy dark malts and chocolate caramel with a touch of ash. Body starts pretty thick and dark malty sweet with some sticky chocolate and earthy roasty smoky complexity toward the finish. A nicely balanced and enjoyable smoked porter. Patrickctenchi (6668) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Nearly black with a light beige head.
Smoky coffee and chocolate aroma.
Taste is creamy chocolate, wood smoke.....coffee...
Excellent. decaturstevo (6341) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Almost black pour with brown head and lace. Light hint of coffee on the nose. Hard coffee flavor and a very nice finishing medium bitter. Nice silky smooth palate. One of the best BP porters ever for me. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Nitro at Natty. Pours a nice deep brownish black body and a toffee tan head nitro head. Aroma is burnt plastic, nutty burnt roasty and scorched toffee anc caramel malts. Flavor is earthy,. leather, caramel sweetness, light phenolic, roast, and burn with mod sweetness. Ok.