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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1033) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle share. Thanks Dan!! Snifters. Pours a dark brownish orange. One finger white head. Some lacing. Interesting aroma of peat, very slight smoke, (unlike a rauchbier), caramel, roasted malts. Taste similar with roasted malts, some peat, very hint of smoke, and slight booze. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and earthy aroma with light toffee. caramel and light peat flavor with backing dark fruitiness. Medium bodied. Caramel and toffee linger with darker malts, light dark fruit, and light peat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3728) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Smoky brown color. Decaying, dense tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, malt and chocolate. Its not very smoky. Its more caramely and peaty smoke like a scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1481) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 The aroma is malt forward - roasted malts with hints of nuts. Pours a clear coppery-brown with a thin white ring and no lacing. The taste is moderately sweet. Hints of smoke, grain, biscuit, and candi sugar. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. A viscous mouthfeel. Overall, sweet but drinkable. Would probably pair well with the right food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Sample at Petrol Station. The beer is a slightly murky brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that dissipates slowly to a wispy film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of smoked malt, toffee and hops. The finish is peaty with an earthy malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2252) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
Opaque orange brown with small light brown foam head. Aroma is kind of hard to place, almost nonexistent. Taste is smooth, bit sherry like. Long lasting aftertaste. (Houston 201310) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
soupy (33) - - OCT 4, 2013
Caramel notes,smooth and sweet, the smokiness is in the finish. A fine Scotch ale, one of the better beers of that style that I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle:   Deep reddish caramel, moderate foamy sandy head, nice lacing.   Sweet bready start, caramel, biscuity, but not that heavy.   Hard to believe this is 9%.   Aroma is muted,   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Very little smoke.   Stale caramel and bready maltiness on the finish, a little biscuity, with only a touch of smoke.   A very moderate and middle of the road beer.   Nothing off about it tho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mar) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, nuts, and butterscotch. Flavor of caramel, toffee, banana, and honeycomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5781) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle. Red-brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of peat malt, as well as some toffee, dark fruit and caramel. The flavor is also very nice. I get some caramel and toffee malts - very sweet overall - with a hint of peat smoke. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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