decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Black pour with tan head and lace. Smokey, peaty, and roasted malt aroma. Mellow smoky, toasted malt, and a good malt bitter and some earthy hops. Medium bodied with good carbonation. drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2/24/12. Bottle at the brewery during RBWG 2012. A nice subtle, but apparent smokiness in the aroma with some sweetness as well with a touch of bubblegum. Slightly sweet caramel flavor with nice subtle smokiness and touches of wood. There’s also a nice presence of chocolate and a touch of roast to cut the smokey sweetness. Nice! unclemike (3121) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle; poured a dark, cola brown with a small off white head. Aroma of smoked malt, leather, meat, and bean and bacon soup. Definitely an acquired taste; would have never liked this a year ago. For the amount of smoky flavor, it is pretty easy drinking. Some sweetness and meat, but not the most complex version of the style
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2012 22oz. Bottle (Bottled 6/1/11. Batch 005).: EXTREME GUSHER! Lost more than half the bottle to gush! Aroma of malt, chocolate, slight pepper, oats, and nuts. Poured very dark brown in color with a large, creamy, oatmeal/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Very sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, chocolate, nuts, a hint of smoke, and slight caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, slight smoke, finish is light to medium sweet. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
bottle courtesy of ecirandersnavy, thanks man! was looking forward to this one, but as soon as i poured one ounce into a pint glass literally the entire glass filled with head immediately. totally infected and sour unfortunately, not my thing. has a nice flavor underneath but too much infection in the way.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle shared with some friends. Here’s the problem with this one: I was drinking Rogue Voodoo right before this one in the same glass and didn’t properly clean out the glass so the whole thing smelled of maple syrup and I can trust me instinct in knowing that there probably isn’t much maple in this beer to begin with. But it was tasty dnstone (3404) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Deep brown, almost black in color with a nice tan head. Campfire burning wood aroma and taste with a medium bodied roast body underneath. Nice that the smoke isnt overwhelming! hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle... Pours pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Exellent retention. The fantastically smoky aroma offers an afterthought of dark chocolate. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is sweet, chocolaty and smoky. Finishes crisp, chocolaty and lightly sweet. Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy! DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown to black-colored with a beige-light brown head. Aroma of smoked meat, "green" roasty notes and a bit of coffee. Sweet smoked flavor with malt, sausages, some caramel and chocolate and nutty hints. Medium-bodied. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle shared by hopscotch at the district. Dark brown/black pour with a mocha head. Smokey nose. Yea, this is a smoked porter alright..