bb (9311) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Draft. Nitro. Black beer with a tan nitro head. Light malt aroma. Chocolate and smoke flavor. Medium bodied. Smoke and chocolate linger with caramel. hayduke (5218) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015 in Denver. In the taster brown with a tan head. Nose of chocolate malts and smoke. Full body. Flavor is dark roasted chocolate malts with a good dose of smoke. Finishes bitter. Excellent. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep ruby tinged brown with a large creamy tan head. Big smoke on the nose, roast, coffee, chocolate. Big roast, chocolate, cocoa, nice smoke over dark fruit. Medim bodied, but this a touch from the nitro pour, smooth and roasty, gentle smoke and roast. Slow chocolate, cocoa, slow smoke. Easy drinking for 7%. Tasty stuff, probably really good with mac and cheese or bbq. JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
GABF 2015. Very dark brown, some head. Very dry beer. Moderate to heavy roast. No smoke aroma or flavor. it has the roasted malt but the smoke quality is lacking and that is disappointing. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 21, 2015
chocolate and roast are bigger players than any smoke, in nose and palate. still a very solid porter, just lacking a little in the smoke department.
bhensonb (15246) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Tap at Preserve in Winters, CA. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is lite smoke and chocolate. Med + body. Flavor is chocolate, smooth toasted/burnt malt and noticeable smoke. The flavors seem well integrated and it’s very tasty. Finishing towards dry. And bitter. Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours a finger of head on a black body.
The aroma is burnt wood and roasted malt.
The taste is burnt and roasted malt with sweet dark chocolate and brown sugar.
The texture is soft with low carbonation.
Excellent. baraciisch (3239) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Deep brown in color, aroma of caramel, chocolate malts, smoke.... Flavor is caramel, smoked malts... Notes of toffee, chocolate... Smoked malts very prevalent... Solid
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, roasted malt aroma and taste, lighter body, it was alright. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
On tap for Sacramento beer week.aroma is mild, some light roast. Flavor is where this shines. Nice roasted note, some coffee, but the smoked malt is definitely up front and center. Taste finishes roasty. Palate finishes real watery and thin. Surprisingly really similar to a chipotle smoked porter I made.