sherm1016 (1187) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle at Harry’s. Pours a cloudy amber color with a white head. Aroma lightly smokey. Medium on the palate with Big, soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, smokey, bready, bacon, with a light ashy finish. Very Smokey. Not very balanced.
airlocksniffer (9) - Crookston, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The smoky, earthy flavor of the peated grains shows up in the aroma and the flavor. It gives the beer a unique flavor. Dark, honey-colored beer. Decent head. It’s a very smooth, flavorful, and enjoyable beer. It’s not overly strong tasting, so you could drink more than one without getting tired of it. I would strongly consider buying it again soon. I would certainly order one if it was on tap.
lancenelson (26) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smoky flavor. Good, subtle aroma. Taste is smooth, malty, and smoky. Clean aftertaste. Overall: smoky. Very good if that’s what you’re looking for.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, smoke, caramel and some grass. Taste is malts, toffee, caramel and smoke.
JonnyMadison (60) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. No head at all, amber. Seems thin, but mild flavor is refreshing. The smokiness is subtle, but still present. More malty than yeasty, but well-balanced all around. Very comfortable and pleasant!
pintbypint (2750) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Froma 330ml brown bottle. Orange pour with a thin soapy head that fades quick. Sweetish nose with floral notes and peat. Taste of smoke/peat/wood. A bit mild overall.
dfearnley (1115) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Peat...yeah peat...wheat...yeah wheat...toasted malt, and bubble gum. Clear amber with a thin white spotty head. Rye, peat, peat and malt.
Ferris (6341) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Grainy malts, peat and some herbal notes. Clearish copper with decent but thin beige. Caramel, toasted malts and some peat. Taste is mellow and balanced, much better than the nose.
wilnatp (630) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Stanley’s Beer and Bacon Fest - May 17th, 2014 during Art-A-Whirl in Northeast. Notes were a bit light.
drowland (6530) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6/15/14. 12oz bottle from Happy’s in Cedar Falls. Deep red brown pour with a small khaki head that fades to a small ring. Sweet aroma, cherry, chalky caramel, oxidized, mild chocolate. Mild, sweet flavor, not particularly peaty or smokey, more of a hint of bitter, charred chocolate and caramel, some cherry and oxidation. Eh.
Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Aroma of caramel sweetness, nutty malt toast, peat smoke and dark bread. Mostly clear medium-dark copper color with a creamy, lasting, off-white head and very fine lacing. Flavor profile is earthy, sugary, malty and lightly smoky, some very light spicy hop bitterness and caramel, more peat is present here as well, finishing with lingering smokiness, faint banana and herbal hop tones. Finely effervescent on the palate with a very mild warmth and a medium-full body. Not a lot of complexity here, but good enough.