SpecialBrew99 (57) - grand blanc, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was really looking forward to this, and I thought it was a dissapointment. Very think, I’m not sure it was even an Ale like it says on the bottle. Had a hint of carmel in it but the thickness of this was just to much for me.
cbfobes (2803) - 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 (1377) - 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 (678) - 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 (7122) - 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.
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
11th January 2011
Cloudy dark brown beer, no real head. Tart fruits, sourish and a little acidic. Creamy smoked malt. Trace of chocolate in the background. Not hanging together for me - the tart fruit and the creamy smoke are odd bedfellows!
nuplastikk (5255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle split in two in 2011. Chunky brown, unfiltered. No head. Smells quite old/aged. Woody, oxidized amber malt. Past it’s prime. Oily and sticky, still drinkable. Big smoky tones are still there, even with oxidation. Still a decent beer, the "aged" aroma really kills it though. Oily body, mouthfeel. OK..but a prime example of why beers are better fresh.
jtclockwork (11792) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours muddy brown. Nose/taste of heavy smoked malt, bacon, smoked caramel, smoked almonds, ham and molasses maple syrup. Lots of smoke. Full mouth feel. Drinking very well right now.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle split by Madvike, Thanks Matt. Booze and LOTS of smoke on the nose. Flavor is smoke, but not dominating. Leather, tobacco, brown sugar are all in there too. Solid
madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from motortoddhead...THANKS TODD! - Pours rosy brown with a thin tan ring of head. Nice light smoked meat note--I assume the smoke has faded over the years, never having this fresh. It still has sweetness in there--toffee and buttery sweetness. Lots going on in the taste. There’s lots of dark chocolate, a lightly charred woodiness, caramel, candi sugar, leather, tobacco. Still boozy on the finish, and a bit thinnish, with slightly biting carbonation. Tastes vaguely like a light-bodied Adam. This was better than I thought it’d be, and now I wish I could have had it fresh.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear brown with no head, just a small ring. Aroma is smoky, reminds me of bacon. Body is medium-full. Flavor is smoky with sweet caramel, and a little candied fruit in the finish.