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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at Bell’s. Smoke flavor hits pretty hard but is balanced nicely with the malt. A bit creamy. Nice and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2437) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On draft at All Stouts Day. The pour is a reddish brown. With a thin head that fades quickly and essentially no lace. The aroma is very smoky and carries some hints of a barbecue scent. Some roast is present, but not much. The flavor is smokey up front similar to the aroma but factories through to a malty finish. The mouth feel is really thin for what I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1365) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Aroma is light smoky, not much else . Appearance is dark red/brown, light light brown head. Taste is smoky, bitter, roasted malt. Mouthfeel is not think but not light and it hangs around. Overall, good in the sense of a smoked beer, mediocre as a stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Had on-tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Appearance: Pitch black with barely any head in the sample glass. Patchy lacing. Y’know, your typical stout. Shit, I need to get more inventive with my reviews. Slacker... Smell: Picture any quality stout you’ve ever had, and add a smoke note -- that’s this beer. The chocolate is a bit in the background to the heavy roasted malt/coffee sort of aromas, and the smoke. This is my first "smokey" beer, and I think this smells great. Taste: Wow. It just tastes... excellent. A lot like the smell, but what I’m most impressed with (and I guess it’s probably typical...) is that while it has the smoke aroma and flavor, it doesn’t taste ashy at all. There’s just a solid medium feel with this beer that gets it to coat your mouth and throat just enough. Massive coffee and roast with a moderate amount of smoke and bitterness... this is some good stuff. Bold flavor, but brewed just right to keep it from being overwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at Bells Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. Pours pitch black with a tan head and smokey, coffee aroma. Taste is of smokey wood, bitter chocolate and coffee with roasted malt and a burnt, smokey finish. Nice stout from Bells

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1985) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at Bells Brewery, Kalamazoo , Michigan, pours a dark black poor with a java colored head. Nose is deep smoke, coffee , chocolate and malt. Taste is sweet and smokey full of coffee and chocolate, and all flavor. Finish is bittersweet and the smoke lingers. Great . Quaff score 8 /10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Black with a light brown head. An aroma of light smoke/peat and a gentle touch of roasted malts. It has a creamy mouthfeel with a very gentle presentation of roasted malts and smoke. This is balanced very well. There’s just enough smoke to make it compelling. There seems to be a slight anise flavor in addition to its attractive malt bill. It’s damn good, and different. Out of the norm and fantastic, smooth, mellow, easy, and not too smoky. This is a good choice for those who aren’t big fans of heavy smoke.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopma (6) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2012 does not count
On tap at Eccentric....definitely smoky, but not too smoky. Like the flavor a lot. Great with a sweet desert.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Aroma is coffee, roast malts, pleasant smokiness, maybe a hint of cocoa. Pours black, not opaque, little if any haze, off-white head. Flavor is a nice balance of roast, chocolate, and smoke. The smoke is definitely in the foreground, but is not overwhelming, which is the first sign of success with a smoked beer. Some spiciness from the smoke and hops, minimal sweetness. Body is a touch thin, medium carbonation. Nice brew - a step beyond your average smoked beer, in my opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
S: Yowza, like sniffing a a sausage! Very heavy smoke, which works better with a stout than a lager. The roasted coffee beans and chocolate come through pretty clearly A: Nice looking stout - light brown head T: Very smoke heavy, that sausage smell becomes a reality. The malts mix well P: Feels good, not very full O: Lives up to the name. I couldn’t have much of this, or any other smoked for that matter, but went well with the roast beef sandwich


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