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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Most beer was once smoky and we think smoke is still delicious. Brooklyn Fire & Ice is a robust porter that wraps beechwood smoke around a silky core of oatmeal and roasted malts. Wood is cut in the beechwood forests surrounding Bamberg, Germany, and our maltsters use it to dry their smoked malts, which form the basis of this beer. Together with a blend of roasted malts, it creates a beer that is gently smoky and beguilingly chocolaty, with notes of coffee and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Keg at the Bottle Shop, Bermondsey, 06/09/14. Pitch black with moderately appointed dirty tan spotting and edgework. Nose is rich malt, dark fruits, brown bread, spice, subtle rauschings, ashtray tones. Taste comprises dark toffee, dark malt, biscuit notes, oatmeal vibes, light chocolate, less smoke than the nose. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok smoked offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg Dark brown pour with a slight, light tan head. Odd nose that’s a bit smokey and a bit medicinal. Slight dark chocolate notes get overtaken by charcoal, smoke, and a very odd, peaty/medicinal note. Based on the deScription, I’m guessing this wasn’t the intent. Possibly infected?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IluvatarMilan (281) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Keg at the bottle shop - black with tan head. Stouty nose, lots of raisins and chocolate. Taste is dry, lightly smoky, some hops. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
On tap at the Bottle Shop with Harry. Black lasting tan head. Some chocolate. Some light mouthfeel. Yes a light chocolate dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1935) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6342) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2014
8oz pour at Galaxy Hut pours a murky, deep brosn with some spitty, cream colored head. Nose has some cold smoke, cracker, wet bread crust, bits of vanilla, a little stale cola, some kielbasa. Flavor is sweet and smokey, malt, a little tree bark, bread crust, caramel, some lurking coffee, meaty, roast mushroom, a splash of BBQ sauce. Sweet, smokey, sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Keg at the mad hatter brew tap. Pours dark brown, near black, no head. Aromas of smoke and liquorice. Taste is more of the same. Sweet finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3144) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served, displaying an opaque, black/brown color, with a fluffy layer of brownish tan head foam, and wavy lacing on the glass. The nose was nicely roasted, creamy, and woody, followed by a pleasant, mellow scent of grilled sausage/campfire smoke. The taste was somewhat similar notes, with the roastiness more defined with some coffee & light molasses, but seemed to wash out and became less robust in texture & body. Thus, light to medium bodied, moderate bitterness, moderate malt, with a seltzery quality to the carbonation, that seemed to reveal a hint of saltiness for the finish. Okay, but disappointed, considering the impressive start.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4369) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Growler from Craft & Growler. Black with an average tan head. Aroma is of leather, roasted malts, smoke, and driftwood. Taste is of smoke, toast, light ash, roasted malts, and light earth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4575) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. The look is dark, tan head, and black in color. The smell is smoke, malt, burnt, ash, meat, and good. The taste is meaty, bbq, some, sweet, and ok.

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