DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from State Line. Pours deep brown with ruby through light and off-khaki head. Nose is great smoked malt, cacao. Tastes rich, extremely rauchy, dark malty, with notes of cacao, coffee, peppery oil, and a smooth finish. This one is great.
SSSteve (3378) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear deep brown with a small, creamy, tan head. strong peppery smoked meat and smoldering wood planks aroma. flavor is a bitter charred peppery meat with little to no sweetness. unsweetened bakers chocolate. palate is medium and dry with a moderate carbonation.
curly (2394) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another shared bottle thanks to ScottyP. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of smoke and chocolate. Taste is nice and smoky with some burnt malt and coffee with sweet milk chocolate flavor to balance well.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a very very dark amber with sturdy beige head. The aroma is a very sweet type of smoke, with some chocolate and beef notes. The flavor is more porter than smoke (but I have a pretty high threshold for smoke). Bitter chocolate, some raisin, some woody notes. The beefy smoke notes come mostly toward the finish, as the aroma wafts backwards into my sinuses. Leaves a dry bitter chocolate aftertaste. Not bad.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Chocolate and smoke aroma. Light chocolate and smoke flavor. Medium bodied. Light chocolate and malt lingers with light smoke.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a deep brown, near black body with a medium sized, light brown head (creamy, tight bubble grouping). Some lacing and decent retention. Aromas of smoke, bacon, bbq. Nearly a light plasticy phenol as well. Tar, asphalt, chocolate, mocha, dirt, earth, coffee. A hint of a slightly sweet malt note, a touch of vanilla as well. A hint of a fruity ester, minimal hop notes. Flavors of dirt, earth, lightly metallic, smoke. Tastes a bit soil like and a hint of vegital (nearly a DMS like cooked corn). Some chocolate notes. Coffee beans. Finishes decently dry. Medium to low bitterness with a neutral balance. Lingering smoke. Creamy and a bit warming. Medium carbonation with a somewhat full body. No astringency.
Far more successful than their first beer.
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from pikapp327. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is smoke, chocolate, and beef. Taste is very roasted, chocolate, and peaty.
IrishBoy (3617) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is strong roasty coffee mixed with moserate smoke, a nice amount. Hazy brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, and smoke.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy Cavie. Clear brown color/ tan head. Smoked meat, medium roast malt aromas. Light bodied. Caramel, smoke, ash, nutty flavors--good.
dfinney23 (1004) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Nice clean campfire smoke aroma carries through to the tongue along with roasted grains, a little chocolate and some spicy notes.