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Buffalo Bayou Smoke on the Bayou

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
We set out to craft a beer that could only be made in Houston - something that couldn’t be replicated anywhere else on the planet, even in a laboratory We smoked our malt at Beaver’s, Goode Company and Rockwell’s Tavern up in Cypress, and blended those malts as the base for a strong scotch ale. Houston’s BBQ scene is literally infused in the malt of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5164) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours hazy, barely translucent mahogany with a thin pale buff head. Aroma features woody and smoky tones. Flavor delivers caramel, smoky, fruit and fresh malt notes. Body is OK, fizz is good. Don’t let this one get bayou!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1468) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 Not a pretty beer in my opinion... pours a swampy amber, minimal head. Aroma of spicy caramel, tobacco. Soft on the tongue, rich maltiness, caramel, woodiness, oak, pecan, notes of bourbon and even spearmint. Chocolate came through with warmth. Lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2015
I got this in a trade a while back and kind of forgot I had until my wife mistakenly grabbed it and because she thought it was another beer. Anyway, very malty, very rich palate. Lot of caramel and molasses, with maybe the faintest hint of smoke. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 8 Oct 2012 -- Drank in Austin. I didn’t write down many notes, but I rated this really high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapthis (225) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Pours a dark amber color. No head or lacing. Good varbonation. Tastes and smells of very sweet malts and candies

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2015
Clear deep Amber with a fast fading head. Nice nose with some sweet earthy caramalt and gentle smokiness with a touch of sweet boozy ester, and slight candi sugar notes. Big sweet flavor with berries and candi sugar and a bit of earthy sweet booziness. There’s a slight berry and citrus flavor with some gentle winter mulled spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Almost empty, better get rating! 9%!! Dark mahogany. Thin head. Aroma is light smoke and big dark toffee. Somewhat sweet, light smokiness, meaty malt and mixed toffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Brown pour, cream colored head. Smoke and caramel up front. Toasted cashews, bread, brown sugar. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (3002) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Murky brown black pour with tan Nisha head. Mostly milky chocolate. Not a ton of smoke. Ok though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1191) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours murky reddish orange with a small tan ring. Smells mildly smokey and hints of caramel. Taste is sweet, a little hint of bitterness, caramel, smoke. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Buffalo Bayou Smoke on the Bayou finishes with a lingering sweetness.

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