umich03jm (3495) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at hopcat. Aroma is smoked meat with mild brown sugar and caramel. Tastes like a mix of a smoked beer and a barleywine. The sweet caramel malt overpowers the smoke a bit. It’s not bad but I’m not a big fan of the combo.
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at Hopcat, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, smoke,some oak, dark fruit, some floral notes. Taste was a mix of grass, bread, toffee, slight smoke and oak, dark fruits, finishing sweet, slightly smoky. Pretty tasty.
Msdrbeat (466) - East Lansing, USA - SEP 14, 2016
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Hopcat. I just can't drink it. I guess I don't like smoked beers.
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Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Belmont Station.
A: Cloudy red color, creme color head.
N: Strawberry, molasses, toasted biscuit, smoke, and more smoke, BBQ sauce, hint of cider vinegar, wood, spruce, and caraway.
T: Sweet and smokey.
M: Medium body, no alcohol, prickly carbonation.
O: I really cannot get the comparison to KC Masterpiece out of my head. There’s some otherwise good flavors here, but really, this should be used on ribs and that’s not something I particularly want to drink.
neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...murky brown with amber tones as well. Nose... Honey Baked Ham and plenty of smoky, BBQ infused brown sugar. Palate...dry, sweet and opulent with smoky, meaty goodness and backyard bonfire. The mid palate is full of smoked meat and alfalfa honey as well as dark amber maple sirop and burnt toffee. The finish long and...well...smoky.
douglas88 (8403) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Belmont station. Pours a dark brown red color with a small white head. A big sweet smoky nose. The flavor is big sweet malts, toffee, big smoky chocolate. Dark fruit. Like a smoked stout.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GTMW 2015, pours an unclear brown with a thin head, the aroma has a good amount of smoked meat with a slight touch of sweetness at the same time, the flavor has a heavy smoke front end with lots of meat and and sweetness at the same time, interesting.
koleminer20 (2460) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared with Jason and Brian. The pour is a foggy brown color with a single spot of head and no lacing. The aroma is really smokey. There is a nice bacon aspect to it. It's got a nice malt underneath but the smoke controls. The flavor is much more malty with the smoke on the back end. Light bacon and a strong camp fire on the way back. Not crazy, not overly done but just enough. The mouth feel is light and slick with a decent carbonation but it falls flat. The aftertaste is lingeringly malty and smokey. Pretty good
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njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arona is smoked bacon, pork, and some malts, taste is smoke meats- bacon, pork, ham, sausage, really different, but very good. Would like them to bottle this again!
b3shine (8123) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at the Eccentric Cafe. Looks good; a very slightly translucent very dark cola with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes malty with notes of chocolate and a mild to moderate amount of smoke. Balanced though. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied. Enjoyable.