HuskerTan (2202) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JUL 3, 2016
A- Molasses, subtle cherry, oak, subtle smoke.
A- Dark mahogany color, dark liquid, off white head.
T- Molasses, oak, dark berries, subtle smoke.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish.
O- Surprisingly not all that smokey. In all actuality, I could have done with some more smoke in it. Tons of molasses on the nose and palate. A bit of cherry/dark fruit syrup and only a hint of smoke. Really good. notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2016
750ml bottle - pours dark cola colored - thick, off-white lace - hearty cherrywood smoke in the nose, with underlying chocolate, caramelized sugar, cream, cherry skins - creamy texture - flavor is moderately bitter, lightly tart, with moderate underlying sweetness and a bit of charred maltiness - some earthy fruit skin and chocolate makes way for campfire smoke that comes mostly without drawbacks, although acidity is a little high on the tail end - the texture also becomes a little thin/watery as it warms up, and the alcohol becomes rather apparent in the flavor and nose - good, but not the home run I was hoping for, given the rep this beer used to have. djd07 (14508) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, smoke, wood. Medium mouth, chocolate, roast, smoke, boozy finish, good. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2016
22 oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, smoke and grains. Taste is chocolate, smoke, fruit and grains. PhillyCraft (7225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle shared by Eric, pours plum brown with small off white head. Smell is minerals, chocolate, dark fruit, bitter hops and Taste up front is prunes, grapes, cherry wood, and lightly smoked malt. Medium body. Really nice going for a "smoked" Porter.
JStax (6502) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Draft pour into a snifter. The beer is a darker brown with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has mild fruity sweetness with an ashy note and a chocolate cookie nuance. The taste is very sweet and has a barely noticeable smoke note. Big body and medium to lower carbonation. Chewy. Good stuff. koleminer20 (3597) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2015
From notes. On tap at Bell’s Funvitational on September 12. The pour is a dark brown, lots of ruby shining through with a soapy tan head and a decent lace. The aroma is incredibly smoky. You’d swear it was a campfire! It almost smells like a lager also, over a porter. Strong smoked malts and not a lot else. A little chocolate maybe? The flavor is really smoky. I’m drinking a campfire. The smoke dominates. Some light chocolate but it’s all smoked malts and maybe a hint of roasted coffee. The mouth feel is light and well carbonated. The malts linger, but the smoke fades. Aftertaste is malty and chocolate. I like the finish better than the actual beer. Too much smoke for me. Not too bad though. ebone1988 (1925) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2015 Sample at Funvitational. Aroma is light malt, smoke. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head. Taste is smoky, lots of roasted malt, coffee. Mouthfeel is thick, great carbonation. Overall, a very impressive offering. PorterPounder (7968) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Nashville, TN. - Craft Brewed - 22 oz bomber. Deep dark brown thick khaki nice lace. Molasses light chicolate in the aroma. Flavor is similar, some smooth smoky notes molasses dates a touch of chocolate. Thick mouthfeel. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottled on : 1.06.15. Brun acajou avec une tête un peu plus pâle. Une dentelle est observable. Au nez, délicats parfums de côtes levées sur le grill avec une sauce composée de cerises, de chocolat, de mélasse et, subtilement, d’épices BBQ. Au goût, un mélange adéquat de cerisier qui brûle, de chocolat, de fumée sucrée, de malts rôtis sur le charbon de bois, de tabac aromatisé, de viande séchée de bœuf, de houblons terreux et de jambon salé. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps moyen-mince avec un pétillement actif et une texture légèrement huileuse. Une finale fumée, salée, teintée par le tabac, viandeuse, boisée, fruitée, amère. Bière (93 IBUs) très intéressante, toute en finesse, peu excessive mais complexe, plutôt facile à boire et qui cache admirablement bien son 9% d’alcool.