Christpuncher (543) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good pale ale I found at the red lion. Served on tab it was really smooth and flavorful. The first I had from this brewery
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edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/26/07: Firk! @ Smokehouse
Brown-orange body with a yellow-almond colored lace which is xtra’ small, creamy and thick. Aroma is quite potent – vanilla & medicinal. Flavor is very spicy – cinnamon, clove, allspice (loads), nutmeg and some citrus. Glad I finally got a chance to try this one.
Darkover (1508) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber with a small head. Aroma of citrus hops and cinnamon. Flavor of mild pumkin, spices and hops. Pretty good
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - OCT 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lamenting my misfortune at arriving at the Smokehouse a few hours too late to try the
latest “Firkin Friday” offering, I casually spoke with “Lee” who unbeknownst to me is the
assistant to the Brewer of the fine ales of Barley’s Brewing. He managed to scrounge up
a shotglass sample for me to nibble on, though warned me of the potential “yeast hazard”.
Wondrous nose of pumpkin pie & medicine. Wow! Alcohol and cinnamon with vanilla.
What’s not to like? Almost a fruit beer. The brew is a cloudy medium honey amber with
no head. The brew is sweet, malty and alcoholic at the front accompanied by a warm
middle. The brew stutters at the finish, but retains a spicy quality. The medium palate is
soft, and creamy; but the finish feels dry. Thanks Lee!!
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint firkin draft at the smokehouse. Pours a dark amber with not much head at all. Aroma of c-hops and nice caramel malts with a touch of chocolate. Flavor mirrors the aroma but with a little more fruit. A bit of pears and even apple. Palate is light not real carbonated and refreshing. This is a unique beer. Quite enjoyable!
mrpeanut (17) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hints of chocolate. An excellent flavor without the heaviness. The bottle design is appealing as well. Good autumn beer.