alobar (3879) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Thick black color with a roasted malt, dark chocolate aroma with hints of smoke. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate with a thin smoke finish. Bacon not noted, but a very nice beer nonetheless. TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2011 On tap at Liberty pours black with spare brown head. Aroma of burnt wood. Taste of burnt malts, chocolate, and coffee with a nice light hop finish. In my opinion I would classify this as a Rauchbier. j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
On tap at the Continental, where we all went for Saturday brunch during RBSG Philly. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Roast and light smoke, chocolate. Medium to thick body, roast, touches of smoke. Lingering smoke that develops nicely, very subtle and nicely balanced. Roast and gentle smoke, very nice. italarican (1549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2011
On tap at The Continental brunch during RBSG. Very impressive presentation: served in a pint glass with a strip of bacon dipped in the beer, dangling over the edge of the glass, and a vertical split with half of the bacon covered in chocolate! Pours a thin black with minimal off-white head. Aroma was admittedly clouded by a strip of bacon sitting dipped in. Notes of roasted malt and smoke. The flavor is more subtle and mild than would be expected. Notes of dark chocolate and oak. Quite a thin, watery palate with only a slight dark chocolate finish. Not bad but subtle. Fell a bit flat. adrian910ss (2590) - Doylestown, PA, USA - APR 11, 2011
On draft at Capones. Pours a deep brown chocolate color with a small light beige head. Aroma of chocolate, light smoke, malt and bacon. Taste of breakfast bacon, chocolate and malt. Interesting stuff. Leaves a smoky bacon aftertaste.
egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, dark chocolate, burnt wood. Taste of roasted malts, some coffee, dark chocolate, and a smokey dry finish. If the smoke is coming from the bacon, then I guess that’d be impressive. dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Draft at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown body with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of chocolate, toasted grains, hint of smoke. Flavor of chocolate, bread, smoke. The carbonation on this one is rather lively and the body is just a hair on the thin side. No hint of bacon in this beer anywhere but if they sold this as a smoked chocolate stout that seems more accurate. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of caramel. Poured pitch black in color. Small, creamy, dense, brown head disappeared except for around the edges. Opaque. Not sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of chocolate, malt, light lactose, light roasting, and a hint of caramel. No bacon flavor at all. Medium body. Thin, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Chocolate, malt, roasting, and coffee finish is very dry.