DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a huge foamy off-white head. Aroma is hugely oaky, and the rum is definitely present. Vanilla. Underneath that you have the typical roasted-malt porter characteristics. Smoke is there, but really subtle. Flavor is more smoky than youíd expect from the aroma though... smoky beers always remind me of ham, ha. Nice though. Seems a little sour... itís hard to tell if it truly is sour (Iíve had so many sour beers lately that itís possible the oak just sets off that "sour" signal in my brain?) Leaves a bitter taste on the tongue. This is actually a little bland, the flavor leaves something to be desired. For the huge effort that seems to have gone into this, I think it could be a lot better.
johnnnniee (2033) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by HoppasaurusRex, thanks for the opportunity Todd
Opened over the sink and the bottle proceeded to pour itself. Dark brown/black color with a huge never ending tan head. Aromas of tart cherry with hints of chocolate and dark sugary rum notes. A hint of oxidation and a touch of earth. The flavor is tart with a lactic twang. Fleeting caramel and roasted notes with a bit of woody vanillin round out the flavor. Light body with a bubbly tart mouthfeel, and a moderate to high level of carbonation. Infected, but not horrible to drink.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle procured from a friend. Pours hazy dark blackish with tan head. Nose is oaky rauchy rum, prune, brown sugar, dark fruit. Tastes oaky, with charred rauchy malt notes, rum, molasses, dark fruit, and a complex finish. This one is delicious.
jcnielsen (1707) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks to foppa78 for sharing. Pours a deep brown with khaki head. Slight smoke, wood, malty, burnt oak aromas. Woody flavor, slight oak.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ JetsonFest III in KC. Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Anise, moderately woody smoked, slightly tangy aroma. Fairly high carbonated, a bit red fruity, herbal/woody, spicy rum, light vanilla flavor with some tanginess on the finish. Carbonation is very high.
dogfishho (586) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thin but black with a thin head. On the nose there are notes of smoke some charcoal some sweetness and some chocolate and coffee. On the palate the sweetness is mostly cut by the smokiness. Yum!
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DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from tap room. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Prominent rum notes on the nose and the tongue. Didnít get much of the smoked porter action. Finish lingers a bit. Solid.
magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours cola with quite a bit of white head. Aroma is big, dominated by the rum and smoke. Taste is sweet with the bite of the alcohol on the finish. Solid.
RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle released in March 2013. Poured a deep black cola with a large tan head and some of the most intense lacing that I have seen. Aroma includes notes of rum, dark chocolate, and slight smokiness. Taste begins with dark fruit, oak, and rum followed by bakers chocolate and roasted malt with some booziness on the finish. Enjoyable mouthfeel with oaky rum flavor lingering.
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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), and slightly sweet liquor. The flavor is pretty nice. This beer tastes alright, but is my least favorite of the Smoke From The Oak line. The beer was sour, but not overly so. There is some noticeable heat in the finish. Although, I would drink this again, I wasnít especially impressed by any of the Smoke From The Oak lineup.
ICEatALAMO (867) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Full of alcohol and smoke in he aroma. The taste is more smoke than anything and a little over powering. Finishes cleaner than expected.
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