RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A dark and roasty porter, this beer pours a deep black with a chocolate colored head. Aroma leads with a lovely meld of beech wood smoke and nice roast, chocolate notes. Flavor is a complex blend of roast malts, chocolate malts, smooth oat character, and well-balanced smoke malt.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12596) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (12113) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Dark brown pour with an averaged sized off white head. Smoky, some meatiness, caramel and some earth. Chocolate as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
On cask at Barcade Jersey CIty. Dark coloured, little head. Above average mouthfeel, a treat for a cask. Good amount of smoke. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10465) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10089) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8881) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Draft. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Smokey campfire aroma, with roast, a light sweetness, and light coffee. The flavor is roasty and smokey with a light sweetness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8577) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Good light smoke and some dark chocolate. Pours dark brown with decent head and lacing. Some caramel. Thanks to gendv138 for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Draft with Linh at blind tiger. Pours a dark brown body with reddish tint, no head but minor lacing. Aroma is burnt meat and smoke. Mouthfeel is thin to medium and very meaty. Again, with smoked notes in the taste as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (7410) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
Draft @ Blind Tiger for Victory event. Dark pour with tan head. Aroma is smoke and toasted malts. Flavor has smoke, roasted, toasted, woody and light chocolate tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6985) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the Victory 20th anniversary event. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of maple syrup and light smoke. Tastes of roast, smoke, light chocolate, BBQ wood. Medium body with a dry finish. Smells a bit better than it tastes.

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