HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
Sample glass from 650ml bottle. Nice looking pour, pitch black with a caramel head. Aroma was not strong; chocolate, coffee and earthy smoke. Taste is much the same but fuller. Body was medium to heavy. Overall, the smoke in this was more balanced than many rauchbiers, and didn't go fishy or bacony, but I still don't quite get the appeal of adding smokey flavour to beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sheep (93) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
650ml bottle, no freshness date. Almost pitch black with a bubbly and thick mocha-coloured head that leaves a lacy ring around the edges. Lots of chocolate on the nose, caramel, light vanilla. Taste is full of roasted malt and dark chocolate with a slight hoppy bitterness and a charred, smoky and ashy finish. Palate is creamy and smooth but a little light. Medium carbonation. Pretty nice. timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Solid porter. Heavily roasted coffee, light pleasant smoke character, some bitter coffee. Tastes bitter and kinda watery. Thin body, I suppose a porter should be. Looks beautiful - dark brown with a ruby tinge and a light khaki head with fantastic retention and lacing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rgfellow (100) - - DEC 31, 2012
A bomber at home. Toasty, oaky aroma. Beautiful dark mocha color, caramel head, wispy lacing. Taste is light porter goodness. Carb level just right. Nutty aftertaste. Enjoyed. conlepa1 (72) - Chillicothe, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours black. White lacey head. Aroma is faint smoke. Taste is smokey bitterness, followed by faint sweetness. Crisp. Easy drinking. Nice but not outstanding.
geologyguy (1614) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2013
This is the "plain" version...good on its own.. but chipotle was best...good tasty flavor and smooth Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with two fingers tan/light brown head. Settles to thick pillowy cap in minutes. Aroma is mildly smoky, dark malt and roasted malt, definite chocolate, bitter. Flavor is mildly smoky and roasted with significant bitterness. Mildly roasty and chocolate finish with a bitter, mildly fruity finish. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. A high quality beer but I am a little dissapointed with the flavor, they should have upped the smokiness or at least toned down the bitter a little. CraftBeerNick (2615) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
Keg at Euston Tap, 13th March 2013. Good smoked porter, not worthy of the price tag in London though. Still enjoyable and tasty kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2013
Light aroma of coffee, cocoa, and a slight bit of peat. Good head with tiny bubbles that leaves only an upper ring of lacing. Flavors are coffee and some cocoa; not much peat. Light bitterness in the final stage that lingers well in the aftertaste. Light to medium body. Good - not great - porter. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft at Stone tap takeover at Crunchy's. Smells like smoke...Tastes like - malt, chocolate and, wait for it, a ton of smoke.