coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smoke, a bit of chocolate, generic malt. Flavor is straight forward smoke (mild, not reminiscent of grilled meat, as is often the case), caramel, toffee. Moderate sweetness. No hops or bitterness. Long sweet finish. Mouthfeel seemed a bit thin.
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a reddish tint and a small head. Aroma has a ton of smoke, toffee, and caramel. The flavor is smoky with some oak and caramel. This like a rauch light. Creative and good.
beernovice39 (3108) - Montana, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Westside. Dark red pour very little head. Scent is coffee, smoke and roasty. Taste is chocolate and smoke. Tad thin.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: February 09, 2012
Appearance: opaque brown, big dense tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: smokey dry choclate aroma
Flavor: rich dry chocolate flavor, lots of balancing smoke to keep it dry, touch of caramel sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark reddish-amber hued body, lightly hazed, and topped with a few scant bubbles.
Smell: A collection of modest notes: chocolate, toast, relatively clean smoke, distant plum, far-off coffee.
Taste: Mild (harhar) milk chocolate with toasted barley grain husks and given a wispy coating of smoke. Almost gives you a hint of washed out coffee -- almost. Low fruity esters. Leafy hops remain light, too, with only a very mild bitterness. Dry, malty, downright gentle finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Lightly carbonation.
Overall: A decent mild!