amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
scent of fermented fruit and yeast. nice taste of fruit and sour yeast. nice beer.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Light golden pour with floating sediment. Sweet malt and fruit/yeast aroma. More sweet malt flavor with a medium pepper and yeast flavor. Smooth brew but could use a hair less pepper and a bit more yeast and citrus.
JMerritt (1764) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden in color, tons of suspended yeast particles, with a massive, frothy egg-white head that is slowly diminishing, leaving behind clingy lacing. Aroma of banana, black pepper, cloves, musty basement and a bit of alcohol. Walnutty banana flavor, alcohol is fairly prevalent. Dry, alcoholic finish. Very nicely carbonated.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ll be honest, for a name like this one, i expected something incredible. A psychedelic label, an awesome name and a great style. It was a good beer definately, but i expected just a little more. Pours a super wicked cloudy golden colour with tons of floating sediment. Head is enormous, like a volcanic frothy eruption. Aroma is yeasty, spicey and lots of herbs, grass bananna and pineapple. Taste is slightly spicey, noticeable alcohol flavors and tropical fruits.
emacgee (3954) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to turdferguson for sharing. Pours a hazy golden orange with a creamy 2-3 finger off white head. The nose is earthy, spicy, mild Belgian yeast character, fruity, mild rummy notes, some esters. The flavor is spicy, fruity, some phenol, yeasty, earthy/Belgian characters, citrus peel bitterness. The palate is crisp and well carbonated.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, received in a trade. Orange / blond pour with white head. Aroma is sweet bubblegum, banana, and spices. Flavor is the same, good amount of sweetness with a tiny bit of citrus and medium amount of spicing / pepper. Good triple, enjoyed it.
IDunno19 (89) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 Excellent brew, VERY DRINKABLE. Hoppy warm toasty flavor with a charming wheat and citrus note. Toasty golden color with an aroma of hops, wheat, and yeast. Delicious beer. Only got the Saison and I’m done with the Smokestack series!
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle - Sometimes the lights all shining on me; Other times I can barely see!! big thanks to brewczar for the trade; pours mostly clear and light orange; huge, fluffy white head; rich aromas of raw yeast, lemon peels and slight spice; faint pepper too; slight zing at first zip; light carbonation and a little fizzy in the mouth; great name and a very nice brew
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from a 5th. A very fizzy beer, with a yeasty, malty aroma. Flavor is herbaceous, spicy with clove. There is a sweet honey note. Pretty drinkable beer, but compared to the rest of the smokestack series, this one is lacking.
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark gold body with a very fizzy bright white head, lots of carbonation. Big sweet doughy malt nose with some yeast, honey, and light alcohol. The flavor is spicy and has lots of bready malt. Not a whole lot of yeast influence, light honey, hay, and alcohol. It does dry out a bit on the finish. Mouthfeel is full, but not especially engaging, it just kinda sits there and feels heavy and doughy. Moderate fizzy carbonation. It doesn’t make me want to roll it around in my mouth. I suppose that this was OK, but it’s not great and it doesn’t do it for me cause it’s not a favorite style of mine to begin with anyway.