jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Very dark brown with a light head that sticks around. Light but pleasant roasted malt aroma with a little smoke. Roasted coffee flavor with some more of the smoke in the finish. My first brew with even a little smoke...interesting. Crit (4102) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
Nearly black, with light brown lasting head. Nose is coffee, lightly roasted and light malt. Good roasted profile , with just a hint of smoke qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - SEP 25, 2004
dark brown, brownish/tan head for a few seconds and then dissolves away quickly, great smoky smell, can taste the chocolate that ends in a smoky taste. would like to drink again. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 Pours a very dark brown/black with a reddish hue and a thick beige head. Aroma is of light smoke and wood. Taste is of coffee, mocha, very light peat, roasted malt and balanced hoppage. Perfect amount of sweetness with a mild burnt aftertaste. Medium to light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Overall, one of the best porters out there, recommended. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2004
blackish/ruby body with a big, foamy & creamy dark tan head, lasting and good lacing. medium to light smoky nose, faint raisin, and toasted/burnt malts too. roasted malt and coffee flavor, with a strong hop presence for a porter. not much smoke flavor. medium to light mouthfeel, low carbonation. while ratebeer calls it a porter, the bottle labels it a smoked porter, so I’m calling this #2 compared to the alaskan smoked.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Bottle. Poured a deep opaque brown. Head is brownish, short lived. Decent lacing. Aroma is malty with roasted grains, chocolate with a note of smoke. Body is medium to full. Flavors of chocolate and coffee predominate with a hint of the smoked peat. There are better porters out there but this is very well done. IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Poured very dark with a medium brown head that left a lacing on the glass. The aroma was pretty rich for a porter, and smelled of smoky molasses. Initial taste was surprisingly less sweet than I anticipated, but not necessarily as smoky as I anticipated, either. Overall it had a very mild sweetness with a predominant roasted character. The finish was bitter at first but smoothed out rather nicely. Not as good as Anchor or Fuller’s I don’t think, but a fine porter from a true upstanding company. Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 re-rate:pours a nice dark-brown with very little off-white head.aroma is of chocolate,liquorice,and coffee.flavor is much the same with a smooth creamy finish. shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Had this at Cole’s in Buffalo NY. I give this an 18 just because I’ve had Alaskan Smoked Porter. No real smoked flavor that I detected, I was expected drinking a camp fire like Alaskan. But overall a great great porter. SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 7, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2005 A dark brown/black color that is easily visible through once agaisnt a light. Thick tanned head that is a fluffy frosting on top. Smell has a roasted malt and smoked wood chip aroma. Alcohol is masked behind a minimum amount of chocolate and coffee like flavors. The smoked malts are truly unique touch added to this porter giving it delicious results. I realized drinking this porter its one of the best damn porters i’ve ever drank so far.