JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 5, 2016
Dark brown liquid with a diminish lid of dark tan/brown bubbles. Roasted and black malt scents with just a bit of ash in the background. Light sweet malt mix with smoky malts. Fuller feel that gets trimmed by a bit of acidity. Bits of iodine add a somewhat peaty dimension. Sweet finish and linger. A smoked porter with training wheels.
nuplastikk (6511) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2016
12oz bottle. Black brown body, rusty beige head. More roast in the aroma than smoke, Pretty weak example of the style. Sort of tastes like a homebrew version of Stoned Smoked Porter. Cheapish feel to it. Drinkable, but unimpressive. BeerKurve (520) - - FEB 18, 2013
Black with a brown filmy one finger head. The smell is a bit boozy with some smoke, hops, and burnt malts. The flavor on the other hand is a very smooth blend of smoke, licorice, chocolate and malts with no booziness! Body is also pretty light with no carbonation and a very creamy feel to it. I never heard of Mantorville Brewing before I had this beer, but this is a pretty good smoked ale! I’ll be on the lookout for more offerings from them in the future portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours oily black/brown with a quick little khaki creamy/foamy looking head that leaves a small ring around glass. Aroma has subtle, noticeable smoke and peat along with some good roasted malt and dark fruit like plum, raisin and fig. Taste has a peat/smoke flavor along with nice bitterness and a tangy plum fruit finish. Palate is medium and slick with a dry finish. Very surprised by this beer, quit enjoyable! JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle. Black of course. Aroma has roasted grain and coffee. Roast in the flavor, with more coffee, as well as very mild acidic quality. But I do not pick up the smoke in the flavor or aroma.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Has a nice smokey roast and coffee flavor. Has a boozy smokey taste, not bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2010
(bottle) Pours jet black with light red around the edges and a very dark tan head that towers in the glass and takes quite awhile to recede. Aroma initially is very sweet and similar to concord grape juice, with some black licorice and chocolate, yet the smoke is very subdued. As this warms however, the smoke becomes far more apparent, and more roasted malts make their presence known. When cold, the flavor is very weak, with just a bit of smoke in the flavor coupled with an odd sweetness. Initially the beer was overcarbonated which made drinking it quite difficult, and the mouthfeel was very thin. I would suggest giving this beer a lot of time in the glass, because when it warms the aroma and flavor get more smoky, chocolate and dark fruits appear in the flavor, and the carbonation lowers to an appropriate level. ballz50401 (12) - Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2010
I just visited Mantorville, MN to check out the little brewery in this charming, history rich small town. I meet with owner/brewer Tod Fyten to check out his brewery and talk beer. While I was there, I was able to get a six pack of the newly bottled Stagecoach Smoked Porter that is no longer under agreement in Black River Falls, WI. This is only the second time it’s been bottled and is now bottled in Duluth, MN which stays true to its Minnesota roots. So...lets give it a try.
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint. Pours a black, thick viscous liquid with a nice tight mocha head. This one is as dark as night. In the nose I get notes of chocolate, coffee, peat smoke, and tobacco. There is a good amount of sweet roasted malts that blend well around the palate and finishes with a touch of smokiness. This almost has a spongy-like mouthfeel that starts out very smooth and ends with a little carbonation bite. Overall, this is a very enjoyable porter that I would recommend giving a try. Nuffield (4245) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Rich and bold flavors from a dark brown body, though the smoke notes (not intensely smokey, just roastsed) are paired with a lactic/sour twinge that is less than ideal for my taste. Bottle. arminjewell (9724) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Pours dark brown with off white head, aroma is smoky. Taste up front is chocolate leading into a bit of smoky flavor that ends bitter and roasted. Average of the style.