beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2013 rb (15) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in colour, somewhat watery, not very strong. I’m glad i tried this one
On tap. On a recent trip to Billings I tried every beer available over a couple days :). Bones and Y. Valley did not impress, except for this porter. Big roasty nose with coffee. Taste followed with notes of chocolate. jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2012
Draft: Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Somewhat of a wintergreen, minty aroma, but not much else. Taste is malty, light roast, and some of the wintergreen. A bit of a watery feel to it. ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Very little aroma, particularly for a smoked beer. Light bodied porter, slight sharpness but no real evidence of smoke. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2011
Sampled at the 5th Montana Beer Fest. Just said Yellowstone Valley Smoked Porter. Pours black. Aroma of caramel and roasty malts. Taste of milk chocolate and vanilla, didn’t get a whole lot of smoke here, rather a subtle hint. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2011 bones sharptooth original smoked porter.
deep brown close to black. resinous wood oil and char nose with medium black patent and roast and a touch of milk powder yeast. medium to light body with disjointed and fizzy carbonation that amplifies the harsh malt edges. soy sauce, char, light chocolate, medium roast. decent but forgettable.
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2010
Nice dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of rich malts with dark, bitter sweet chocolate and a hint of coffee. The flavor is of burnt coffee, bittersweet chocolate. sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - NOV 26, 2007
[Bottle, thanks Skyview] Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and smoke. Taste is a lot of coffee with the light bitterness that usually comes with it and a smokiness in the end. Medium mouthfeel. Long finish. A good beer. JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Skyview was good enough to bring back this hand filled bottle. Dark brown color and low carbonation. Moderate smoke aroma with peat. Flavor has malt and strong roasted grain and light smoked meat. The peat is there as well, and the smoke shows itself again. The best product I have had from Yellowstone Valley. Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Received a 12-oz hand-bottled from the brewery owner in Billings, Montana. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick, creamy off-white head that has some good retention the dissolves to a thick ring with some thick lacing. Aroma of dark toasted and smoked black malt, smoked peat, and a touch of flowery hops. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of semi-sweet dark malt, a touch of dark chocolate and toffee. Finish is smooth, creamy with a decent semi-sweet and smoked malt flavor. After taste has a mild bitter finish which compliments the smoked malt flavor. Quite impressive!