onceblind (9887) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Black pour under a thin foamy light khaki hued head. Earthy roasted black malt on the nose, and a smokey touch. Smokey flavor as well. Earthy smokey black malt, and a light earthy bitterness. Nothing much to love here, unless you’re keen on very smokey and earthy dry, bitter porters. jmgreenuk (9552) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 8, 2016
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Bangkok. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is light smoke, roasty malt, light caramel. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter with a big hop bitter, liqourice, light smooth alcohol, light dry coffee, spicy smoke palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Amazing. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle shared by eyedrinkale at "Drink for Charity" event at Rattle N Hum. Dark brown. Chocolate, cocoa and light tobacco. Cigar smoke and heavy leathery character. There is a bit of licorice/anise richness with a bit of smokiness on the back. Light peppery cooling finish on the back. Excellent, really. douglas88 (9425) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2016
What a nice return. Bomber. Pours a dark brown color with a large beige head. A big sweet malty chocolate and mint nose. Creamy. The flavor is big bitter roast, chocolate, minerals, cherry. Awesome big beer. This is right down my alley. blipp (9374) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted and moderate smoked malts, some chocolate sweetness, and lingering charred bitterness. Fine.
3fourths (9350) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Black with brown head. Smokey aroma containing coffe, milk, and caramel. This stuff is fairly rich, very hopped with a large smoked chocolate character. Harsh on the palate, but nicely balanced with the sweet smokey chocolate and coffee flavor. gyllenbock (9328) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of light roasted malt, ash, chocolate and some hints of ham. The body was medium and the finish rather bitter.
solidfunk (9033) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Smoky and some caramel like a collection of unhealthy habits. Black pour with decent head and lacing. Bitter and roasty finish. Dark chocolate. Good balance. Tap at city taphouse. Cuso (8734) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle kindly shared by rusos, many thanks. Dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate. Taste, peated malt, roastiness, chocolate, alcohol. Very good. Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2016
This cool 22oz encore bomber pours with a deep mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up roasty malts, a bit of burnt malts, some molasses like sweetness and then a faint dark fruity ester sensation. The taste is nice and bold and integrated with roasty malts, burnt malts, chocolate malts, a woody spicy maltiness and then this gets sweetened up some by a malty slightly molasses like sweetness. This has firm malt roastiness and then toward the finish picks up slivers of sweet dark fruity esters to add just that little extra something. A few more sips and it feels like there’s a faint sense of smokiness going on as well. Solid robust porter. So glad it was brewed again.