DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours black. This smells kind of like a Budweiser with a chocolate bar melted in it. No wait... it’s a little better when it warms up. Tastes like burnt chocolate, roasted malts.... has a smoky aftertaste. This is my first smoked porter, so it’s a little strange but I think I like it. (Temperature is important for the taste here too... gets much better with warming.) cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Mild caramel, smokey chocolate. Medium body, dark brown in color, light tan to white head. A good beer. phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2009
Deep black with large tan head. Aroma was smoke,spice,roast and malt. Flavor as all of that and dark chocolate. Rich, smooth and complex. Lorenasa (159) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2011
At the stone brewery on tap. Pours blank with long lasting tan head. Aroma of smoke with burnt coffee and chocolate. A subtle bitterness throughout No smoke flavor with hints of coffee. High carbonation.
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 Pours a nice dark chocolate with a thick off-white head. Smells a bit chocolatey. Tastes roastey and a tad chocolatey with a bunch of smoke flavor. This would be a very good brew....but the smoke tastes lingers too long for my tastes.
mezr (158) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Poured from a 22 oz bottle purchased at Stone Brewing Co. Very dark brown/black with a rich tan head. Aroma is malty, chocolate, roasted coffee, and very light smoke. Very enjoyable to drink. Slightly sweet, and very light bitter finish. Very nice lacing, more sticky than expected. Patjeadam (158) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
Just an amazing brew. A little leather in the smell. The smokeyness is not overwhelming but adds layers of taste and depth. It tastes like chocolate,berries, a litte peat, rounded coffee, vanilla in the end. A tiny bitterness. Lots of satisfaction. With this abv it ir remarkable how much taste they put inside. Highly recommended.
---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs) drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Deep dark brown/red with little to no head to speak of. Smells of smoke and chocolate. Ultra smooth really, a medium-heavy body and a bit of a creamy mouthfeel. chocolate and coffee in the flavor, and finishes off smokey. Pretty nice. johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 3, 2004
UPDATED: APR 19, 2005 Tap RE-RATE: Very sweet out of the tap and it gets better as it warms. The complexity starts to show in the beer, sweetness starts to share with coffee, chocolate, and smoke.
22oz bomber. A porter more characterized by coffee and chocolate taste than smoke. Medium-bodied, bubbly feel on the tongue that finishes with more hops than expected. elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2004
A well balanced and damn tasty smoked porter, and feels a lot stronger than the listed 5.9% alcohol. Now if only I could get it in 6 packs... ;)