JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour a brown ruby garnet with brown head. Aroma smokey, beef jerky, salt, roasty, chocolate, wood. Taste smokey, quite roasty, wood, chocolate, dark coffee, quite bitter. MF medium creamy body with good carb. Very well done and quite balanced, a great example of a smoked beer.
Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a dark cherry red color with a ring of tan head. Aroma is beefy smoke, dark malts and some roast. Flavor is very roasted and salty smoky. Dry flavor that finishes roasted.
Benzai (6242) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75ml bottle bought at De Molen, shared with DutchDrebus and Joes. Hazy dark brown color. Smells like smoked bacon (reminds me of McDonalds’ NY Crispy). Taste is more soft and lingers for a long time. Taste smoked in the finish.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to SS, pours the color of dark brewed tea, thin foam, plastic and smoke aroma, flavor of smokey roast and burnt bread
chrisv10 (9689) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Flavour is roasted malts, smoke, meat, hops, little bitter, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice.
malrubius (1553) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Julio’s. Dark brown with lasting tan head and lace. Ashy smokey earth coffee aroma with a tiny hint of cinnamon. Burnt molasses mild sweetness coffee smoke ash wood subdued fruit. Dry raoasted woody smoky bitter finish. Significant smoke. Great mellow quaffable body. Nice bitter sweet balance. Sessionable. Excellent.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small brown head. Deep dark red just barely translucent body
with light carbonation. Deep roasty smoky wild berry aroma with
licorice notes. Dryish roasty mealy wooden taste with smoky
charcoal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, faintly sharpish mouthfeel.
Dry roasty cocos and smoke aftertaste with licorice mealy alcohol
notes. Nice, but a little lightweight for what it tries to do.
(0.5l bottle, Ølbutikken, Copenhagen.)
omhper (18749) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Black, small creamy head. Fruity nose with metal and smoke. Dryish with clean rounded mouthfeel. Unpleasant molasses and syrup, some tobacco smoke. Dull and harsh.
pivnizub (8542) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Literally black, as expected, medium-sized stable tanned head with a little lace; sourish-leathery nose with a touch roasted malt; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied and pretty smooth; lingering roasty and leathery finish, presenting a subtle fruitiness and ending with a light acidity. Good, no doubt, but where is the smoke.....?
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m finally getting around to this beer after being out of town for a month and a half. Got this in a trade with Phaleslu, thanks. Pours dark brown/black with a fairly weak head. Aroma of wood, molasses, chocolate. Taste has a nice bitterness and a dry finish, lots of bitter cocoa and coffee flavors. Damn good beer, the smoke is not overwhelming but does add a nice amount of flavor and aroma.