BrewBoxer (1724) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the gate in Brooklyn. Pours Deep black color very flavorful. I love it if it's a stout or a dubbel something
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erickok (3050) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, thin grey lace. Oak, dark smokey, of the malty kind, vanilla. Nice funk, that’s much stronger on the nose. Really well developed. Interesting, concentrated, bit expensive. (On tap at Blind Tiger)
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Boozy up front, with lightly roasted malts, light sweetness, and whiskey/brandy like notes. A bit to strong of a barrel presence, but still pretty good.
swoopjones (5250) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, dark black pour, medium bodied. strange beer, roasted malts, chocolate, apple brandy booziness, slight acidic notes. Is this really only 6.4%
Miked1687 (571) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at coles. Dark brown black pour with a khaki head. Nose is apple brandy, roasted malt, caramel. Taste is sweet smokey malt up front, apple booziness, and another wave of sweet Smokey finish. Nice.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Deep brown body, frothy tan head, lasting. Aroma of roasted malts, wood, smoke, tobacco. Hint of overripe fruit and brandy. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. Taste of vanilla, caramel, brandy, wood, roasted malt bitterness, but none of it overwhelming. A bit sweet and a bit acidic.
jbeatty (913) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Beer Table Pantry, 11/21/2013. Pours black, hazy white head swirls on the surface, soapy ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is glazed apple caramel, light fudge, tobacco and sweet barrel elements, pleasant smoky background blends well. Taste is mildly sweet caramel toffee, vanilla, middle has dark roasted malts, bitter coffee, round smoky apple brandy finish. Medium body, full and chewy in the mouth, Delicious.
burg326 (3086) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle opened the bottle up, pure gusher, lost a third of the bottle, oh well.... Poured a dark brown, almost black color, aromas of bacon, light brandy, tart sour roast, and some earth. Flavors were the same, infected as well, disappointing, wish there was a fresher bottle, had a ton of potential. Even with all the flaws, still a decent beer overall. Could not imagine what this would be fresh.
johnnnniee (1955) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 1 Bottle received in trade from alpinebryant, thanks for the opportunity!
This eventually became a dark brown/black liquid after the tan head that filled most of the glass subsided. Yup another disappointing infected and over-carbonated beer from Captain Lawrence.
Smells of tart fruit, funk, a hint of alcohol, a bit or earth and ash. Very little if any porter left in there. The flavor is actually a little better than the SFTO’s from the previous two nights, there’s a hint of porter left in the flavor. A little bit of roast and chocolate with a lot of tart cherries and lemon and strangely still a hint of alcohol burn. Medium body with an asinine level of carbonation and a tart ashy mouthfeel. On the plus side I hear they have gotten better at barrel aging these days.
Huhzubendah (2231) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
All four variants of Smoke From The Oak served side by side at my tasting on May 29, 2010. Thanks to Pete, Chris, and Brad for supplying the bottles. Review is from notes.
This beer is a dark brown color. It has a decent sized head that fades quickly leaving very little lacing. Aromas are smoke, oak (go figure), fruit (not necessarily distinguishable as apples or apple brandy) and liquor. The flavor is pretty nice. Everyone pretty much agreed that this was the best of the four bottles. The beer was sour, but not overly so. There is some noticeable heat in the finish. Although, I would drink this again, I wasn’t especially impressed by any of the Smoke From The Oak lineup.