TEJA (3444) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2017 tmohr (41) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a noticeable smoky aroma. My first impression was barbecue sauce, but fortunately, the beer was actually pretty good. Definitely smoky, but balanced.
A nice and robust smoke aroma.
Sweet malty nut not from caramel malts.
Balanced bitterness and a big body. Mister_Li (1761) - GERMANY - DEC 18, 2017
Klares, sehr dunkles Braun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, rauchig, etwas Speck, reichlich Holz, etwas dunkle Schokolade, süffig. jbman73175 (3) - - DEC 17, 2017 does not count
Smokey is right. Way too much smoke flavor. It overpowers the rest of the flavors. Smells good when you open it, but almost gimmicky in flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone john44 (3573) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle. Bought Aug 2017 at GBBF; BB undated; Drank Nov 2017 - Dark brown in colour. Small tan head. Smoked wood and bacon aroma. Malty; lightly roasted malts, smoked malts, caramel, chocolate. Fruity; dark fruits, plum, raisins. Hoppy; light hops. Sweet smokey roast malty fruity throughout. Very dry smokey finish. Tasty easy drinking smoked beer. (2017-11) gyllenbock (10421) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2017
Sample at SBWF 2017. Almost black with a small tan head. Soft with dark malt, light smoke and some caramel. On the light side but an ok one.
Johnstledger8 (1592) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with a quickly fading light brown bubbly head. Aroma is of peat, smoked malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, biscuit, caramel, smokey. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. 47574xeCD (1411) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2017
Bottle share thanks to Wingman poured black with tan head. Smokey aroma chocolate cocoa coffee smooth good stuff. prawlie (1703) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Bottle. Smoky roast aroma. Starts with a large head that quickly vanishes. Pleasant malty taste, the smoke is obvious but not over the top - its very tasty. I got on with this and found it very easy drinking for a smoked beer. harrisoni (20045) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2017
Bottle from GBBF 2017 and drunk at home. Black beer lasting thin tan head Smoke on aroma no doubt. Smoked wood and bacon. Quite smooth in mouth. Smooth porter base. Smoke is quite intense but quite well integrated too. A little smoked fish. Base beer is a little oily. Ok. I mean i do like the smoke not sure about the rest of the beer . peponi (2208) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Aroma: smoked notes and roasted dark malts.
Appearance: black color and creamy head.
Taste: smoked notes, coffee, roasted dark malts, chocolate, ashy, dry.
Palate: low body and medium carbonation, smoky finish.
Overall: Decent smoked porter.