cgarvieuk (24465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2010 Bottle at home ... From Beer of Europe ... deep brown red .. thin tan head ... milky roast malt ... very soft ... creamy light smokey malts ... little chocolate .. little toffee ... just a touch too much sweet milk sugers that take the edge off this one .?. bottle muu ... little over fizzy ... dark brown... thin light tan head ... light roast liitle chocolate malt nose ... nice soft roast 3.6 Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Growler. The quintessential smoked porter. Pours a dark, black hue with a full, beige head. Deep, rich aroma with strong roasted malt character. The taste follows in a similar vein: burnt malts and strong flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. Some mild hop bitterness. Silky mouthfeel and medium- to big-bodied. Aftertaste lingers for a while with that burnt malt flavor. Really good stuff. fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2007
Dark brown color; big creamy head. Nice aroma of caramel, wood, light smokey and pepper. The body is weaker than expected, with a strong caramel flavor corrected by light roasted malt and light vanilla, a bit milky; very light smokey touch. The perfect marriage is not between roasted malt and smoked malt… Koelschtrinker (20398) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 3, 2011
Dezent rauchiger Antrunk, der, wie das Röstaroma, zum Mittelteil noch einmal deutlich steigt. Die Rauchigkeit geht dann in den Röstnoten im Verbund mit der Süße unter. Hier auch etwas hopfig, deutlicher als die Rauchigkeit. Nett aber bitte mehr Rauchigkeit. 13/10/10/10//10
Theydon_Bois (19494) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
On the train from Hereford to Inverness, bottle from BOE, 18/10/13.
Faded black with a good sized light tan frothed up head.
Nose is a little soapy, dark fruits, light smoke, hint medicinal.
Taste comprises tangy dark fruits, dark malts, subtle smokey tones, faint soap.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with a litte roastyness.
Passable but I expected a bit more from this one.
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2015 Draught at Steampunk Bar, Göteborg. Black beer with a rich and lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted smoked aroma, tar, licorice, caramel, dark chocolate, some hops. Smoked hop and soot aroma, licorice, caramel, tar, leather notes. Fresh and decently heavy beer with balanced smoke. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. Very deep ruby. Lasting beige head. Rather a good choccy porter, peppery hop finish, not huge smoke. Some ashtray. Sweetish toffee and choc. Pretty good. saxo (18301) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, hops and notes of smoke. Nice and smooth. mcberko (17823) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
On tap at The Taphouse, pours black with a small head. Aroma of smoke and roasted malt. Well-balanced body of roasted malt, nuts and smoke. Very fine porter. Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2000
Chocolatey, dry, with good complexity and balance, but only a touch of smoke.