DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Urbancaver for this. Brewed in 2011.
3.0 A: Murky brownish yellow color. Three fingers of foamy white head. Retention is below average and just a few whisps of lacing are left.
5.0 S: Wonderful nose! Powerful smoked malt with layers and layers of depth. Campfire smokiness is in the forefront, but underneath there is porcine galore and beyond that are BBQ briquettes. The rest of the smell is pretty simple as you can’t get past the smoke and to it. Still, this is absolutely perfect. Big and powerful and as complex as you can get (given the big and powerful) and yet it’s so well integrated and rounded.
3.5 T: The taste can’t hold up to the nose. The smoke flavor is there, but it’s not nearly as deep or complex as in the nose. Only the campfire variety manifests. You can, however, get to the base now though. Light pear fruitiness, dirty earthiness, and poplar wood. Chard and chard-like bitterness. A bit grainy and wheaty as well.
3.5 M: Medium body. A little more carbonation than I care for, but not bad. "Fluffy" creaminess. Smooth.
4.0 D: Easy drinker with a killer nose.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-19-2012 04:47:23
Fatehunter (1381) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 Bottle. Into a snifter. Cloudy dark straw color with two fingers of head.
Smells like smoked salmon. A lighter smoke than other smoked beers. There’s a bit of fruit, maybe banana in the smell too.
Smoke taste too. Soft wheat texture and taste. Low bitterness.
Moderate carbonation, the bubbles dance in the mouth.
I enjoy that fact that this is a revived beer from history. But I do not personally enjoy it enough to want more.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a dingy golden orange, with a sudsy active head that melts slowly. Spotty lacing.
S - Aroma is smoked pork, particularly ham. Some very dusty wheat.
T - Solidly smoky, light wood, bamboo, green wheat, very earthy and organic flavors. Some subtle sweet and salt characters. Finishes with delicate smoke and dryness.
M - Moderate foamy carbonation. The carbonation turns smooth and almost takes any liquid feel.
This begs to be paired with food! The combinations are endless. Very delicate smoke works well. I’m gonna drink the 2nd half of the bottle while grilling fajitas.
Serving type: bottle
Bricktop86 (583) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy very pale yellow with a lot of pillowy head. Aroma of hay, smoked ham, grain, and slight skunk. Taste grain up front then turns into smoked ham some sulfur tastes as well. Long smokey finish. Pretty good and different
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light golden straw color. Big fluffy white head with good retention. Aroma is smoke, wheat and a light fruitiness. Flavor has similar notes, but the smoke is definitely front and center, almost giving it a smoked ham flavor. More balanced than many smoke beers, but the smoke is still the focal point. Medium bodied. I can appreciate what’s going on here, particularly everything that went into recreating this rare style. But it’s just not something I would seek out to drink again.
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2011 Vintage. Hazy pale blonde pour into thick pillowy white head that slowly dissipates into sticky lacing that melts into a lingering pool of foam as carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of smoky oak, roasted malt and yeasty biscuit. Initial flavor of yeasty biscuit and toasted wheat bread which fades into a bitter lemony tartness that is soon overpowered by the smoky, oaky finish.