kwik-lime (1579) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of smoky bacon. Buts, malt, some caramel sweetness, wood and a nice dry hop finish. Lovely beer.
dfinney23 (2531) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ah, now that’s a fine smokey brown right there. Nutty and malty, lightly sweet turning bitter in the finish, all overlaid with smokey goodness.
wheresthepath (1920) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from London Beer Lab. Brown-black with a small beige-yellow head. Wood dominates from the off. The smoke is light, but it’s there in the background, providing dryness to balance the sweet malt, toffee and brown sugar. There’s a little dry red wine too, but it keeps coming back to the wood. Maybe just a tad too dry and woody for my taste, but nevertheless a decent brew.
crazy_cat_lady (304) - - SEP 23, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from the brewery. Obtained during the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Very dark brown with tan head. Lovely aroma of smoked roasted malts. Very upfront smoked biscuit flavour, lingering to a mildly burnt toast flavour. This is tasty!
ARH (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, poured into a stemmed tulip. The aroma is that of mild smoke with grape jelly, and a blend of chocolate and caramel late. The hue is a rich, dark maroon shade with small suds in it’s brown head that retains moderately well with a mild lacing. The taste is a medium sweet and medium light bitterness. The creamy texture is slightly sticky with a thin, fuzzy carbonation and a medium body consisting of flavors of smoke, molasses, chocolate, nuts, and dark fruit. The finish is fairly clean with a bright quality of smoke and spice turning to grape juice and leaving an aftertaste of smoked, bitter coffee and dark chocolate with some nuts. it’s mildly cloying and lingers for a bit.
sir__v (1465) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Anspach & Hobday Brewery, London - UK. Color: deep brown beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: caramel and roasted malt domination, liquor and small barrel notes. Taste: medium body, caramel and roasted malt. Smoked malt. Sweet finish. Aftertaste: sweet caramel and roasted malt. Good sweet finish. Really nice beer.
gunnar (7125) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours clear dark brown with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of smoked bacon, some brown malts. Taste is moderate sweet,with only the slightest smoked addition at the finish.
BrewTom (522) - - AUG 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with no head. Chocolate notes on the nose with a touch of sour. Some more sourness in the taste with subtle smokey taste.
Rated by BrewTom
AWS9 (594) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep, red pour with toffee-like head - nice look. Heavy nut and malt aroma, there’s some kick here. Slightly boozy, like a dark, spicy rum. Stickiness, sweet caramel notes, strong malty character. Nice one.
HerrBierkoenig (910) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 19 JAN 2016, Pours deep cloudy dark brown liquid, huge frothy tan head, Aroma: malty, smoked, raspberries, citrus, yeasty, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour, malty, smoked, raspberries, cherries, dark chocolate, milk, Palate: medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation, long malty bitter chocolate lemon sour finish, Overall: excellent smoked brown ale, enjoyed complexe fruity, smoked and chocolate layers, well balanced.