JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12oz via trade. Nice dark pour, with reddish hues visible. Slightly sour, lactic taste amidst the chocolate malts give this one an odd quality. The smoke here is very subtle, at times barely detectable. Thinnish body, and a dry, chalky finish. Average. mansquito (6438) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Almost black body... nearly white head. Slight smokiness in the weak aroma. Watery palate, but a good roasted malt flavor is there. Easy to drink as well. TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2007
A decent porter, but I wouldn’t think it was smoky enough to belong in the Smoked category. Some hints, yes, along with a medium body and some other sweet malty notes you’d expect in a porter, but the smoke flavors should be stronger. MattShizzle (613) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle - from sampler pack. Very dark. Excellent - great porter flavor and the smoke is only in the background - not overwhelming. jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Poured into a glass, this could pass for a cola. Flavor is roasty, with slight smokiness and a hop balance. Medium-bodied, this isn’t bad.
rocbyter (2124) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2007
Yeasty aroma with hints of mikyness and toasted malt. Dark amber color with a small tan head. Roasted and slightly smokey malt flavor. Thin finish. TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
En fût, cask. Verre de 8 oz dégusté chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de cacao et de malt rôtis. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de café et de petits fruits foncés. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en arrière goût. Très légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #963) ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Pours very dark brown with little to no head. Roasted malt and light cocoa flavor with very minimal smokiness. nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Probably the best Rock Art that I’ve had, but, well, that’s not saying much. It has, for me, quite a flavor of cola on the palate and a bit of ashiness. Not a great beer but not bad. alobar (3793) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Pours a nice dark ruby color-almost black. Next to no had at all. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some hops. Taste is mostly roasted malts with some chocolate and fruit. Agree with jfurycat. Best from Rock Art I’ve ever had.