Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Caution poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of smoke, roasted malt, earthiness and asphalt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, roasted malt, earthiness and asphalt with a smooth dry lingering smokey finish.
BeerandBlues2 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blind tasting. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy brown head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy beechwood, cherry smoked malt, roast and a meaty character, light hops, and dark fruity esters. Flavor is heavy smoke, roasted malt, meaty (mmm... bacon), light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a dry finish; vinous notes late. Full body and medium warmth.
3fourths (6965) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Denver Bicycle Cafe. strong peat in the nose, stronger than smoke and overwhelming any other malt. licorice, peat, char and bitter chocolate play around a bit. medium body; limp and goopy.
notalush (4179) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 (Had again atthe brewery today - seemed much more sweet, syrupy - smoke seemed much more like burnt wood - much less enjoyable than I remember) Tap at Denver Bicycle Cafe - black pour, with a this, tan head - nose is very smokey and meaty, with notes of anise, leather, char/wood - fairly creamy mouthfeel - quite sweet, with notes of vanilla and chocolate - balancing flavors of lint smoke and dark malt bitterness - the smoke character tastes more like a phenol than something from the malt - finish is a bit spicy, with bittersweet chocolate - interesting and hearty brew.