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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18744) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12936) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle - Caramel sweetness and a nuttiness that rounds it out nicely. Cloudy amber with a rich beige head. Almost Pecan and caramel with a rich sweetness that follows through to the end. The smoke is very mild if there at all and I think that is that nutiness I get. Nice beer, matly and sweet but not enough smoke characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11641) - 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 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2012
On tap at Xmas in July. Pours a cloudy amber with a small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel butterscotch and smoke. Thin moutfheel with a sweet caramel malt and light smokiness on the finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well a very impressive scotch ale from Buffalo Bayou.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8588) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7887) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (7526) - 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.

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