adrian910ss (2581) - Doylestown, PA, USA - NOV 3, 2010
on draft at Earth. Pours a dark cola with a ruby red tint and a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of smoked beef, jerky, oats dark chocolate, bitter notes and malt. Taste is much the same as the aroma. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Tap at BT. Pours a nice deep dark oily black with a decent head- some lace. Aroma is big toasted malts, creamy oats, nuts, big chocolate some roast, coffee and decent spicy smoke as well. Flavor has some ashy smoke, nice coffee, roasted malts, nutty chocolate moderate malt sweetness, creamy oats in the mouth then dries out with a mineral finish. Nice. j12601 (12668) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2010
On tap at the Blind Tiger’s Victory event. Pours a deep dark black brown with a medium sized beige head which deflates steadily. Smoke, roast, toast, chocolate and coffee. Chocolate and coffee, nice carbonation, more chocolate and a hint of raisins. Lots of coffee and toast on the finish. Yummy. baraciisch (3276) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Gentle smokey aroma from rauch malts... Flavor is not exciting, kind of watered down, wouldn’t know it was a porter if you tasted it blind, smokey flavor I would say is appropriate, but not much of a roasted malt backbone... Disappointment. Dogbrick (13144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2010 Sample at Fat Head’s in North Olmsted. This brew is a dark brown color with some amber around the edges. Medium light beige head that dissipates steadily, and stringy lacing. Smoked malt aroma with notes of hops. Medium body with a smoky character and flavors of roasted malt and hops. The finish is somewhat smoky and leaves an earthy malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Draft at Craft. Pours dark brownish black with off-white head. Nose is heavy rauchy dark malt, some chocoff. Has a medium palate, not super cfomplex, but the rauchy flavor is excellent. Not as dense and powerful as the Aecht offerings, but very good, with a smooth finish. alobar (3831) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Pours a nice black color with no head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor of chocolate, oats, and a hop finish. Smooth and creamy. Very nice beer. RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 Pours black with little head. Smokey aroma with some semi-sweet notes. Balanced taste of smoke, malt and hops. Finishes smokey but not overwhelmingly so. I enjoy the subtlety of this beer. I often find myself put off by smoked beers but the smoke here a part of the flavor, not the flavor itself. egajdzis (6613) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Dark brown / black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast, smoked malts, lactose, oats, and light cocoa. Taste of smoked wood up front, with some roast, cocoa, oats, vanilla, and a dry finish. afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2010
On draft at the brewpub. Dark brown with red highlights near the edges topped by a khaki head. The smell is fairly smoky but is very balanced in the flavor. Nice roasted and chocolate notes coming through under the smoke. Medium-full body and nice lacing. One of the better smoke beers I have had.