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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2010
draft at brewery- really enjoyed this one- the smokey campfire aroma hits you big time at first- then it settles down, as does the smoke, to a perfectly appropriate element, complementing the chocolate notes of the porter very nicely. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8397) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6186) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9689) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2010
On tap at the Stirling Hotel ($5.14). Clear, deep black in color with auburn hues. Slightly transparent when held up to the light. Heavy roasted aroma with slight coffee notes. Medium body, very smooth (not at all thick and chewy). Really smoky, roasted flavor with a very slight dry finish at the very end. Quite drinkable and very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Aroma of sweet smoke and coffee. Not quite "meat" but close. Pours deep brown with tan lacing. Tastes of smokey coffee with some tobacco and dark fruit undertones. Very tasty smoked porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Draft at Victory. Pours black with medium head. Smells of smoke and more smoke. Taste is the same.. And thick. I’m a fan of smoked beers and this is a goods one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6269) - 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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