11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of DougShoemaker. Chestnut brown color. Off-white to tan head, some lacing. Slight smoke aroma with malt in aroma. Medium bodied. Decent malt backbone with noticeable smoke flavor. The smoke lingers in the finish. Decent, probably better served with cooked flesh than served alone.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Wohlfs for the sample. Aroma is sweet with a little smoke. Big smokey taste through and through. Decent but not my favorite style.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Smoked malt aroma. Pours a reddish-brown that is basically transparent when held to the light. Quick sweetness at the front is followed by a real big smoke finish. Some light bitterness. Smokey flavor lasts moderately into the aftertaste.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 2, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, pours brown with nice beige head, minimal lacing, smells of camphor with some smokiness, taste of nuts, grains and smoke. decent but not one of my favorites.
GonZoBeeR (2750) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the pub italia ottawa.
Aroma:Smoke and caramel.
Apearance:black-brown with a good cream head
Flavor:Smoke and torefaction
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Volo. This was dark brown with very little head when it arrvied at the table. Smelled like being at a campfire adn the taste was similar. Hints of sweet malt, but mostly that smoky taste that I really enjoy.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Holy smokey - wasn’t expecting this much character from something from this brewery. Lots of smoke evoking a campfire then a smoke-house and then some earthiness. I guess that’s the peat and the smoked-whisky malt although there didn’t seem to be evidence of this in the flavour.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smokey as all hell. It pours a beautiful dark brown with no head... there’s earth and a definite smoke in this. Definitely more than raftman. Smoked Salmon abounds in this joint. Wow!
pintbypint (2269) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml brown bottle. Dark brown, thin tan head. Smoke aroma, some peat and iron. Flavour matched aroma. restained smokiness, mineral notes. The beer hides the alcohol well.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall, a nice beer. Tasted at Smokeless Joes on tap. Have to admit that the palate was numbed a little, but this made an impression after drinking a couple of tasteless beers. The smokiness was perceptible but not overwhelming. A little acrid, to be expected in a smoked beer but maybe a little distractingly so. A nice beginning smoked beer.