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. MoDog (928) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2008
On tap at Sheffield’s and served in a goblet. This beer poured a dark brown with some mahogany highlights and a short-lived tan head. Minimal lacing. The aroma of the beer was made up of light smoke, charred malts, and light chocolate. The flavor included peat, light smoke, mildly sweet dark fruits, and some chocolate. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with minimal carbonation and slightly sticky. A really nice beer. Surly continues to impress. MatSciGuy (924) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2009
[Tap] Had this a few times, at the brewery and at Stub ’n Herb’s. Pours a pitch black with a small, creamy tan head. Aroma is smoky and meaty, a touch of chocolate and some underlying roasted malts. Flavor is big and beefy, lots of smoke, chocolate, coffee, and light fruity flavors. bp (924) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
draft: pours a dark black with a thin tan head, aroma of smoke, bacon, taste is malty, smokey, dry, thin-to-medium body, smokey aftertaste, very nice BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Pour from growler shared by Beerlando at Redlight Redlight. Wow. Aroma was fire and peat! Flavor was a bit like a smoked honey ham drizzled with chocolate.... Very unique on my tongue. Cant decide yet if I am a fan!
hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2009
WTF. I already rated this beer, but my rating is no longer here. I don’t knwo what to say about it since my notes are gone. Damnit....well, I had the beer and feel free to send me a message if you’re pissed off about my lack of an actual rating. It’s a placeholder for me...get over it. icehawk (876) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle, thanks Chase! Opaque black pour. Robust smoky aroma with notes of dark chocolate. Medium mouthfeel, with smokiness being the predominant up front flavor that gives way to a robust dark malt backbone. undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2007
On tap on darkness day at brewery. Aroma of smoke, some hoppiness comes through. Nice sweetness, bitterness isn’t really there. Nice beer.
copyright grimreeser Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tasting cup.
A: Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a bubbly wood chip colored head that subsides into some nice sticky lace down the glass.
S: I’m picking up some smokey meat rinds and oak. There is roasted malts and a slight coffee.
T: The taste is a lot like the nose, but a lot more smokey. Smells of the embers of a campfire, very woody. Just toasted malts and smoke.
M: Medium bodied with a decent carbonation. Went down pretty smooth and left a light campfire in my mouth.
O: This was a very interesting brew. I wish there were some other flavors that could popped up, but the smokiness really took over and dominated. I guess that’s why they call it Smoke.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-05-2011