Travlr (26949) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Draft at Churchkey, the 5.8% version. Dark brown color, small off white edge head. Aroma of burnt espresso. Taste is sweet burnt toast. Decent. Leighton (23125) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle at home. Clearish brown pour with a strong, beige head. Some dark, cocoa malts kick up in the nose, a bit of moss and roast. Lightly sweet with dry, woody roast, faint cocoa. Light in body with average carbonation. Weak smoke finish, some mild grass and citrus bitters, light cocoa. Decent overall. harrisoni (19754) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
50cl bottle from the Sainsbury’s Beer Hunt 2013 range. Very dark brown colour with a thick beige head. Very malty aroma. Not sure how much smoke there is. Some milk chocolate. It’s an ok choccy malty, slightly grainy beer. The smoke comes through on the finish. Some dryness on the finish. Some woodiness. OK. jtclockwork (17771) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Off white head. Nose/taste of smoke, roast chocolate malt, barley and vanilla. Lightish body. Ratman197 (15770) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2011
500 ml Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott!) poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aroma of smoke, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla and mocha. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, dark chocolate, mocha, vanilla and light oak with a smooth lingering mocha finish.
imdownthepub (15669) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from S.H.Jones in Banbury. Reddish brown with beige head. I did pick up a slight smokiness in the aroma which was followed by a peat bonfire note. There was also a sweet vegetable character, quite earthy, boiled malt flavours. Mixed but ok. Stuu666 (15537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is light smoke, chocolate, sugary, taste is similar, dry. BeerandBlues2 (14464) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light smoke, medium oak, light toast malt, faint hops and light esters. Flavor is dark malt, light smoke and meat, faint esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body, low warmth and medium carbonation. Lubiere (14353) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
A reddish dark brown porter with a thick frothy brown head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate malt with licorice and grassy notes, nutty character, perfumey finish. In mouth, a sweet perfumey chocolate with light peaty notes, molasses, nice. mR_fr0g (14275) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle at home from Sainsburys Beer hunt 2013. Aroma is initially heavy oak, wood and peat. Later there is an ashy campfire aroma to it. Clearish red / caramel pour with a long lasting cream head. Flavour is ashy smoke , back bone is chocolate. Slight chalk But the smoke is over powered. Medium light palate. Finish is earthy notes and wood tanin.