Brouwerij (838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brewery. Pours a dark, clear amber brown with thin off-white head, thin lace. Aroma is peated malt, smoky, sweet. Flavor is peated malt, smoky, mild malt, with a pleasant, smoky finish. Peated malt dominates the profile but I rather enjoy it. Soft carbonation and medium-light body. Pretty tasty.
mfrato (99) - - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewery. Excellent wee heavy. Smokey aroma, great red color. Just a great beer.
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber, yellow when backlit. Light brown cream head. Big chewy, smokey, slightly salty caramel, hint of BBQ, Lightly woody, but not huge vanilla. moss. Medium-heavy body. Light smooth, almost creamy carbonation. Flavor has banana, light smoke, honey, caramel, just a little bit hot. Smooth and yummy. Big smoke for the style, but it’s all good!
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, pours amber with white head. Aroma caramelly, peat, figs. Flavors caramelly, subtle peat malt, figs/raisins. Clean.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Avery. Pours a brown appearance with a brown head. Slightly smoky, burnt caramel, toasty malty, herbal, a touch fruity aroma. Light chocolate, very burnt, woody, caramel malty, earthy, toffee flavor. Not a big fan of this one.
Ratman197 (8836) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of peat smoke, toffee, light carmel and light earthiness. Palate was mediuum bodied and smooth. Flavors of peat smoke, toffee, cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth lingering peat smoke finish.