PWalk (338) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2004
My first "smoked" beer I had it on Tap at the Grey Lodge in Philly. I enjoyed it alot as it had a definitive hop kick at the end that was not expected. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2007 Black Coloring. Dark Tan Head. Smokey Aroma...my my my Susie! Heavy Smoked Flavor..Some Coffee and Chocolate.....the Smoke which I don’t Find That Appealing in my Beer...Seems to Dominate..so While I Can Respect that This is a Really Good Beer....’She’s Not My Type." "No Really...it’s not you.......it’s me....."
Aug 2007 Rerate: Dark Brown Color with Sandy Ring. Dark Malts and Subtle Smoke Flavor on the Nose. Carbonated..Dark Malts Flavor..Smoke Notes are Well Balanced Yet Still Present Throughout..Bittersweet Dry Aftertaste. Very Nice Smoked Brew. Crockett (1139) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2004
Pours almost black with a firm, brown small beaded head. Aroma is very roasty. Stone hops, milk chocolate and just a whiff of smoke. Nicely balanced. Considerably bitter. Silkier as it warms. Coffee, molases, brown sugar. Suggestions of madiera. A bit of pepper, and notes of anice. Leather and earthy and saline in the finish. Fantastic stuff. 785pro (10) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
While Double Bastard is by far my favorie ale, Smoked is one of my all time favorite beers. I love the hints coffe and chocolate. I bought 6 bottles of this and had some freinds over for a LAN party. We went back to get 6 more.....strange, but we nver actually got the LAN party roling, we just sat around enjoying the smokie taste. Decided to BBQ and watch TV instead. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2004
On tap at Beer on the Pier in NYC. One of the best offerings at the festival. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted chocolate malt, espresso and
a hint of smokiness. Slightly sweet malt flavor on first sip, quickly dries and leaves you wanting more. I was afraid it
would be overly smoky in aroma and flavor but was pleasantly surprised. Just the smallest smoked malt flavor helps make this a great porter.
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is chocolate, cream, coffee, and hops. Pours a dark reddish-brown, very slight transparency, with a nice white head with fair retention. Nice lacing. Malty in the beginning with chocolate and cream, with a moderate hop coffee finsh. Only slight smoke flavor in the finish and aftertaste. Aftertaste is mostly moderate coffee and hops. skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2004
The aroma hit was a strong indication of what was to come...liquid vinous ovaltine. She looked and smelled fantastic, but the smoked element in the flavor was really off-putting, like burnt popcorn. Finish was medium length, with some soy and a kick of the usual Stone hop bitterness. biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 Smells chocolatey and sweet with hints of smoke and coffee. Deep brown color with a decent tan head. Tastes sweet and rich with flavors of burnt cocoa. Finishes slightly bitter with a kiss of hops. Not smokey enough for the style in my opinion. iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Almost opaque. Dark maroon in colour. Great chocolate and roasted malt aromas. Nice chocolate malt taste with some coffee and a good hop bitterness. Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2004
Very dark, opaque in a mug, with a nice roasted aroma. Rich roasted flavours with just a bit of smoke.