BVery (11364) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Tap at Town Hall Tap. Pitch black pour with a huge creamy fluffy head. Aroma is mild roasted malt and smoke. Full palate, but not heavy. Taste is delicious - roasted malt, some peat, and smoke. Awesome. arkurzynski (2463) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2012
Deep brown/black in color. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, and very faint smoke. Flavor has well-layered roasted malt, slightly grainy, with a light background salty smoke. Clean semi-dry roast finish. Well done, but could have used more smoke in the nose. Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
On tap @ the brewery.
Deep brown brew with a good amount of tan head. Aromas of smoke and roasted malt with bits of vanilla and an almost cola like smell. Flavors of roasted malt with smoke being the star of the show. Smooth chocolately finish. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Cask pour at Town Hall Tap. Pours black, with a 1-finger pale tan/cream coloured head. Great lacing. Nose is gentle smoke, some roast. Flavours of smoke, moderate creamy roast, some typical mocha notes. Pretty much a dead-on-style Smoked Porter, but nothing to set it apart from the crowd. bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Poured from tap into pint glass.
Very dark red that appears black with thin head and no lacing.
Smoky aroma (obviously) - peat, vanilla and something I can’t quite identify. There is something off-putting but I am still intrigued so that counts for something.
Smoke dominates to the point that I can’t really identify true malt or hop characteristics. Now, this is not necessarily bad, but there is a problem. Is it the peat? No, that is quite nice. Is it the wood and vanilla? No, that is quite nice as well. Is that band aids I taste? I believe so, and that is the problem, and is also what was off with the smell. Still tastes fairly good, but now I can’t get past band aids.
Moderate carbonation, somewhat smooth but a little thin.
Well, it is interesting, but I have had much better Smoked Porters. Glad I tried and I kind of enjoyed it, but I don’t want to have it again. However, I am wondering if the band aid taste is usually there, as others seems to love this beer.
zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Sampled at GABF 2009. Black pour. Aroma of smoked sausage. Interesting smoked turkey and smoked cheddar flavor. I would love to give this beer a better review as it really seems quite complex. kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
A dark brown beer with a slight red tint, as usual. good creamy, off-white head. burnt malt aroma. Tastes like whiskey, literally. good, oak, aged, charcoal mellowed taste. Unbelievable! Delicious smoky palate. Like Mesquite BBQ on the tongue, but then its a beer, at only 5.3%, that tastes like a cross between a single malt islay malt and a Texas brisket. Amen! esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
On tap at the GTMW. See thru brown with a quickly fading tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and smoke. Medium bodied porter with tasted of roasted malt, caramelized malt and smoke. Good but not great. MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Brown pour thick tan head w/ nice lacing. Odd funk in the aroma hints of ash, a little odd almost peaty reminded me of a hit of scotch but not very appetising. Full well coated palate. Very smoky rich campfire taste some smoked salmon that was nice in the aftertaste. Not bad, but not my type. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Very Dark Brown with Sandy Head. Coffee Roasts and Smokey Notes with an Overall Burnt, Dry Aroma. Malty Beer All Around with a Dominant Flavor Profile of Smoke. Coffee Roast Notes Help Keep it in Check. Medium Bodied Porter. Overall a Very Solid Smoked Porter.