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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (132) - - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle, smell of toffee and earth, appearance is dark brown, taste of light toffee and caramel which disappears quickly. You would never know this is a 9% beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, 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 (173) - 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 (6101) - 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 (4901) - 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 (10350) - 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 (2721) - 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 (1080) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8938) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottled: unk Pours a red ale with brown hues. A etched surface of whites. Smells of smoke, some sweet malts, some cocoa and toasted malt. Nice nose. Flavor is sweet with some oak and mesquite char. There is a solid malty syrup flavor. A bit too sweet. Medium on full bodied with a moderately low carb. Dry finish. Well, this is interesting. Not bad, but nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4360) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
22 oz bottle. Hazy ruby brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of cherry, light smoke, raspberry, heavy malt and some cranberry and fig. Taste is of malt, buttery biscuits, fig, light leather, cherry, and toffee. Disappointing...

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