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RATINGS: 28   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013, thanks to Daniel. Pours clear amber with a light, beige foam head. Huge sweet aroma, doughy and meaty bread. Big sweet flavor, heavy malts, toffee, light leafy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky sweet finish, semi-dark fruits, light alcohol, some toffee. Decent. Big boned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7870) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6851) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6239) - 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 12/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
bottled, dark muddy brown color with frothy tan foam, aroma of dates, brown sugar, flavor is rum, caramel toffee, red licorice, not much scotch or smoke

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2/22/13. Bottle during RBWG thanks to djd07. Deep amber pour with a small khaki head. Sweet malts, caramel, butterscotch, and dark fruits on the aroma, with barely a wisp of smoke if you really search for it. Rich malty flavor as well with plenty of caramel and butterscotch again, some fruitiness, not hardly any smoke at all. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
first off, why name a beer this if it isn’t smoked? dumb .. . pours a deep brown, almost purple. .. grapes and sweet tar .. . oily simple mouth .. . good but nothing special .. . . How do blind people know when they’re done wiping their ass?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5650) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5535) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
(22oz bomber thanks to mar) clear medium brown, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of light smoke, caramel, bit of peat, brown sugar, nutty. Taste of nuts, banana esters, sweet. Not my favorite.

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