Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at Rattle N Hum. Dark brown color with a medium tan head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Campfire aroma with some malt notes. Medium body with flavors of charred malt, adhesive bandages and dark chocolate. The finish is smoky with a burnt wood aftertaste. Too over the top for me, I had trouble enjoying this one.
joet (2177) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very dark brown big tan pillow of foam. Big full smoke and toffee aromas. Pit fruit prune. Some real stink from entero bugs. light tannic astringency. Molasses oxidized caramelization.
Ratman197 (9868) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of smoke, roasted malt and bakers cocoa. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, roasted malt and bakers cocoa witha smooth dry bitter lingering smokey finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy smoke, ash and meat, light earthy hops, roast and chocolate malt. Flavor is malt dominant with heavy smoke, light hops and bitterness with fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a dark brown-red color. Head was thick and tan with good retention and lacing. Attractive and unique aroma of smoked malt, chocolate, and flowery hops. Dry and roasty on the tongue with a smoky burnt stick note up front that strengthened toward the end. The accompanying roasted malt and delicate hop flavors made this a really good beer.