50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2010
UPDATED: APR 26, 2011 Jet black pour from this 750ml bottle. I bet you already figured out that it has a smokey smell. The taste was not nearly as smokey as I imagined. Actually, the smoke was muted and the roasted malt, chocolate, and cocoa blended well in this smoked porter. xmarcnolanx (945) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Aroma is bacon, hickory, and smoke, with dark malts and alcohol. Smells very clean and slightly sweet.
Pour is absolutely black with no head.
Taste is intensely smoked, sweet, lots of the typical baltic porter- chocolate, cocoa, light to moderate bitterness, and slight alcohol.
Finish is slightly sweet, smoky bacon, and low bitterness.
Good, if a little too sweet. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
dark/red pour. molasses. smokey and roasty. Arouma of a slow burning yule log. some carbonic tart at the end. finish is smooth and creamy. unexpectedly nice. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2010
bomber recapped from nbutler. consumed 4/17/10.
opaque pour is a very dark brown shade of black with a small tan head.
nice mellow, rich and sweet smoky aroma... along with chocolate, ashy roast, light sourness, wood and a raisin-like fruitiness which play a secondary role.
rich fudgey flavor... sour smoky salami, umami, raisins, molasses, roast, faint vanilla and a tart finish are all in great harmony.
it is full bodied and hearty yet terribly easy to drink... especially with some tasty welsh cheddar! 8/5/8/4/17/+
Sledutah (7831) - Utah, USA - JUL 12, 2010
750ml bottle shared by footbalm
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Appearance: Pours black with a small tan head, no lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Toasted malts, smokey and nutty
Taste: Thin mouthfeel, smokey and metallic flavor
Pours black with a small off white head. Has a smoky smell to it. Taste is of smoked malt and a little chocolate. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Pours a deep black with a small bubbly tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, toffee, caramel and chocolate. Flavor of smoked malt, tea, toffee and toasted malt. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
750ml bottle thanks to Ryan. Poured a dark black with brown edges and a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of smoke, roast, and chocolate. Tastes of smoke, caramel, chocolate, and some dark fruitiness. 13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2010
750 ml bottle from the Four Firkins. Deep, dark brown colored pour with a small tan head that immediately vanishes. Sweet, smokey aroma with a hint of oak. Flavor is also sweet, smokey and oaky with some nice malty balance. Finish is sweet smokiness. I paired it with Mexican food for a great combo. redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Light smoke aromas with malty notes on the nose. Pours a dark amber, brown. Very malty with caramel notes and hints of molasses with just hints of smoke. Not bad but I could use more smoke.