THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
You know how your clothes smell after you have been sitting around a campfire all night, that is how this beer smells. And it is this beers initial taste. Only thing I like about this beer is its aftertaste and its appearance.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown color with minimal head. Smoky, beef jerky-like aroma. Excessively smoky with a very meat-like flavor as well. This one was tough for me.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cloudy, light brown appearance. This was a funny brew, you know that there is something wrong when some of the tasters notice hints of bacon and pork. He he. Vegetal, hoppy, smokey aroma. Extremely, if I could use an Oakes term, cloying, way too sweet. Yuck.
BrockLandersLS (109) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2002
1.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
As a former kzoo resident and a firm supporter of Bells brewery I must sadly say I was disappointed with Larry Bell’s work on this particular beer. I have had deep thick smoked beers before but what they had in complexity Bell’s has in an OVERWHELMINGLY medicine-like taste that haunts the palate like a bad case of crabs. Not to say Bells does not have a variety of fanastic beers its just as a fan I must say I am sorely disappointed in this batch
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2002
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like medicine, tastes like smokey medicine, and is relatively terrible. Gave it a 10 in overall because it was unique and took some creativity to come up with this.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
The first beer I’ve ever dumped out. Tastes like they dumped a gallon of liquid smoke into the batch. This beer just did not agree with me.