jandd1983 (1566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a dark brown color with a medium tan head. The aroma was full of smooth milk chocolates with some nuttiness. The taste was full of light nutty and roasted aspects, some sweet malts and chocolates, but not too sweet. Very tasty.
EtTuCthulhu (374) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color of this beer is a very dark brown with a small off-white head that never completely fades, and the aroma is strong and indulgent with its molasses and roasted malt scents. The taste is also quite decadent with its mildly sweetness, slightly bitterness and slightly umami. Also, the palate combines a long smoky finish, a medium body, a very slick texture, and an average carbonation.
garmonbozia (405) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Man what a great beer. Smoke and more smoke with maple syrup. Not over powering from either, just a great blend. Chocolate with present. But maple came more up front as it warmed, which I didn’t mind at all.
CWoodsKilla (36) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has it all. Nice smokey flavor with a little bit of maple sweetness and plenty of hops. Nice dark pour with a white head to it. Looks very pretty in a glass. Smells like BBQ with a little bit of maple. Smokey hops on the palate, with a nice long finish. Excellent, well-rounded brew.
topherh (1857) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet roasty malt and a little smoke. Flavor has a light sweetness, some smoke, then a bitter astringency that I really didn’t care for.
seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the 2nd annual Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger party in a dimple mug. It poured a nice brown color with beige foam. SMO-O-O-O-OKY, almost overwhelmingly. The smell was better than the taste. I think there’s a decent caramelly, bready porter underneath, but couldn’t really tell. I always love rye in beer, but its subtleties were buried. Medium body and carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel, but unpleasant, lingering pork-and-beans aftertaste. A 4 Hands beer I don’t love? It was bound to happen eventually, but it’s still a bit sad.
thegreenrooster (2806) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark red with a small tan head. Aroma is a slight smoke with a little vanilla in there. Flavor is sweet malt with some vanilla sweetness an again a very minor smoke. A very minor smoked beer and kind of sweet with some blandness
ryanfolty (1449) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 15, 2013 on tap at brewery. Dgark brown pour with limited head. Roasted malt, sweetness and some spice in aroma. Taste was consistent with the roast / smoke up front, then the sweetness and a spicy finish. Very nice brew.
kwoeltje (2062) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle - STLCOB tasting) dark brown with tan head. Sweet malt and smoke aroma. Flavor is smoke, some malt, and maple. Just didn’t come together for me.
beernbourbon (1146) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap first and then recently on cask at Iron Barley. Pour is deep clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma is lightly smokey and sweet with caramel malt and light vanilla. The flavor is outstanding with loads of sweet and smokey malt (not that smokey) with light syrup and light vanilla. The cask is outstanding - my rating is swayed by that.
boozedude (1000) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery... pours black with kacki head.. aroma of coffee.. taste is coffe ..smooth..awesome